When is it time to get a new commercial refrigeration door?
When your commercial refrigerator doors cannot close properly, you risk losing perishable goods and running up your electric bill. These are expensive issues but that won’t be the end of your problems if you’re ignoring a broken refrigerator door.
When your doors cannot seal, the rest of the components in your refrigerator have to work harder to maintain a cool temperature. This causes other potential errors like overheating or breaking down.
Replacing the refrigerator door is not always the best option when there is an issue with it. Some simple repairs may suffice. Plus, some symptoms that appear to be an issue with the door may actually be stemming from somewhere else in your refrigeration system, so it’s a good move to bring in a refrigeration professional to examine your system.
Here are four common signs you need commercial refrigeration door repair or replacement:
1. The door hinges are rusty or broken
Rusty or broken door hinges can keep your doors from closing properly. If you notice your doors cannot close, you should check the hinges for rust or broken, warped or missing parts.
Rust may be the result of a leak somewhere in your refrigeration unit, so you need to inspect the rest of your unit too for a potential cause.
2. The gaskets won’t seal
One quick way to lose temperature is when the door gaskets won’t seal properly. If you notice any inconsistency in your temperature readings, you should inspect the gaskets for any cracks or warped seals.
Run your hands along the gaskets and feel for any drafts of cool air. If you feel something, then you have an issue with your gaskets, which means repair or replacement. If not, then something else is causing the loss of cool air.
3. There is excess ice or frost
Excessive ice or frost in the freezer or built up around the door may be a sign that humid air from outside of your refrigerator is getting inside. This is a problem because not only are you losing cold air to an improper seal, but you risk the growth of mold and spoiling of goods from the unwelcome humidity.
4. The door has water buildup or leaks
Similar to the buildup of ice and frost on the freezer door, the buildup of water on the inside of the refrigerator door is a sign that humidity is entering the refrigerator from the outside. This water may puddle up on the floor underneath the door, which creates a potential slipping hazard too.
Let Source Refrigeration assist you with your refrigerator door problems
Our refrigeration professionals at Source Refrigeration can handle problems affecting your doors and other parts of your commercial refrigeration. Contact us today to talk to one of our team members about your refrigerator issues and find out what we can do for you.