When do you need commercial refrigeration repair?
Taking care of a commercial refrigeration unit needs to be a priority for any business that uses one. You should find a commercial refrigeration repair professional you can rely on when the need for repairs arises. However, it can be hard to know when you need repairs in the first place.
Below are some of the most common signs you can look out for that indicate you need to contact a refrigeration professional for repairs:
There is a leak
Leaks in your commercial refrigeration unit come in different forms. There are water leaks, which may be an indicator of a broken gasket, busted hose or clogged vent. These can lead to higher utility bills and an increase in the risk of mold or rust. They also can cause puddles to form around your refrigeration unit, which are possible slipping hazards.
Leaks also come in the form of temperature loss. You can check the gaskets along the door of your refrigeration unit for any air leaks. These indicate that cold air is escaping and your refrigeration unit is having to work hard to keep up.
There is a buildup of frost and ice
The buildup of frost and ice in your commercial refrigeration compartment may indicate an issue with the unit’s ability to maintain the correct temperature. It may also be the sign of a clogged vent, which is a problem because it prevents the refrigeration unit from circulating heat from the compartment.
A little frost in commercial freezers is normal, but too much frost can cause similar issues in temperature circulation.
The temperature is inconsistent
You should regularly check the thermometer in your refrigeration unit to make sure it’s working properly. If you notice an inconsistency in your readings, there may be an issue with one of the components.
The issue may be as simple as something being dirty or clogged, or it may be a sign that something is broken or worn down. For example, a common cause of inconsistent temperature readings is a faulty thermostat or even the thermometer. Usually, these are easy fixes.
Other causes of inconsistent temperature readings could be leaks and broken compressors, coils and fans.
The refrigeration unit is loud
Refrigeration units make a lot of noise, but if you hear anything loud or strange, there may be an issue. Clanking, rattling and grinding sounds may indicate a mechanical issue that needs to be repaired before it becomes a bigger issue.
Contact Source Refrigeration for commercial refrigeration repair
Our team at Source Refrigeration specializes in repairing commercial refrigeration units in a variety of industries. We are available for emergency repairs 24/7 and we offer routine maintenance services to keep your unit clean and functioning properly. Contact our team today for more information about commercial refrigeration repairs or to schedule routine service.