Two reasons restaurant refrigeration needs routine servicing
Out of all the food retail businesses that use commercial refrigeration systems, restaurants are almost entirely dependent on these systems. However, you may not have a plan to perform routine maintenance on the commercial refrigeration equipment in your restaurant. If this is the case, there are two reasons that may make you reconsider your position on routine maintenance.
- Keep your food safe
Storing the food your restaurant uses is one of the critical jobs of commercial refrigeration systems. However, minor issues can make it more difficult for your systems to do this job. For instance, old or damaged door seals can allow cold air to leak out, and this leakage may make it harder for the system to maintain a safe temperature for your stored food.
In turn, food that’s improperly stored is more likely to go bad faster, and it can even lead to issues with dangerous bacteria like e coli or salmonella. By making a plan to have routine service like door seal replacement performed on your refrigeration equipment, you could get some significant benefits for your business. For one thing, you can ensure the safe storage of food. Also, your systems may use less energy, and this can help lower your energy bills.
2. Avoid emergency maintenance
One of the most costly issues a restaurant can face is a commercial refrigeration system maintenance emergency that leads to shutting down the entire establishment. For example, an emergency issue with a walk-in freezer could lead to mass food spoilage, and such a problem could leave you without food to serve your customers.
In many cases, the likelihood of emergency issues with refrigeration system components like compressors, condensers and cooling fans may be reduced with regular maintenance. For instance, regularly cleaning the accumulated dirt, grease and hair from compressors is a routine maintenance task, and performing this task can help compressors operate more efficiently. This type of efficient operation is in your best interests because extra wear-and-tear from inefficient running could cause a repair emergency.
Get the routine restaurant refrigeration service you need from Source Refrigeration
Our team at Source Refrigeration offers a variety of options to help your restaurant get the routine commercial refrigeration maintenance it needs. Some of the services we offer include:
- Quarterly preventative maintenance plans
- Bi-annual compressor room and EMS maintenance plans
- Personalized maintenance agreements
Our team of highly trained technicians will also be available to respond to your maintenance needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Contact our Southern California, Florida or Georgia teams today for more information or to schedule an appointment.