Three steps to take when commercial refrigeration goes down
Commercial refrigeration systems are typically very reliable. This is especially true if you have routine maintenance performed on your systems. However, there may come a time when your system breaks down and you need an emergency refrigeration repair. In this situation, there are three basic steps you should take.
- Shut down the equipment
There will likely be many signs that your commercial refrigeration system needs an emergency repair. For instance, it may be making a lot more noise than usual. It may also be having trouble maintaining the correct temperature. A third sign of trouble is when the electrical usage of the system spikes dramatically and causes and energy management systems alarm.
If you notice any of these signs, the first step you should take is to shut down the system. This can help prevent additional damage. Shutting the system down can also ensure broken components aren’t using more energy than normal.
2. Relocate inventory
There are many commercial refrigeration systems that are used to store food and drink. This includes equipment such as drink coolers, walk-in freezers, refrigerated display cases and food preparation stations. If such systems require an emergency refrigeration repair, the second step you should take is to relocate the food or drinks being stored in them. Taking this step is important because it can help you avoid having to spend money to replace this part of your food inventory.
3. Contact Source Refrigeration
The third step you should take in an emergency refrigeration repair situation is to contact the experienced team at Source Refrigeration. Our team has been working on commercial refrigeration equipment for more than 20 years. We also have experienced technicians who are on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Our technicians can also respond to an emergency situation rapidly thanks to our intelligent dispatch system.
Some emergency repairs we can help you with include:
- Failed compressors
- Broken condensers
- Energy management system faults
- Refrigerant leaks
- Damaged cooling fan blades or motors
Are you in need of an emergency repair right away? Contact our Florida, Georgia or Southern California teams now for more information or to schedule an appointment.