When to contact an expert for emergency refrigeration repair
Routine commercial refrigeration maintenance and care by you and your staff can help keep your commercial refrigeration running. However, despite your best efforts, an issue can strike that causes failure somewhere in your commercial refrigeration system.
When there’s an issue with your refrigerators, you need to bring in a commercial refrigeration professional. Here’s how you know when to contact an expert for emergency refrigeration repair:
1. When you hear strange sounds
Strange sounds coming from your refrigeration unit are usually the signs of some sort of mechanical issue. Your fan motors, compressors and evaporators may make rattling, grinding or otherwise loud noises that signal there is an issue.
Often, the issues that lead to strange noises are caused by lack of care. Remember to clean your compressor and evaporator coils and your fan blades to help your refrigerator operate smoothly. A routine maintenance service visit from a refrigeration professional can also reduce the occurrence of mechanical issues.
2. When there is a leak
A leak is an issue for different reasons:
- A leak runs up your water consumption rate and water bills.
- A leak means your system is working harder to operate, which drives up energy consumption rates.
- A leak can create rust.
- A leak can create hazardous puddles.
Regularly inspect your refrigerator doors, hoses and drains for clogs and leaks that can lead to puddles or may be indicators of other issues.
3. When the temperature is inconsistent
You should be checking your refrigerator temperature every day to make sure the temperature is consistent. Any deviation from the usual temperature range can be the sign of several issues, including:
- Cracks in the door seals
- Broken thermostat
- Broken temperature gauge
- Overheating components
4. When the refrigerator simply isn’t running
This should go without saying, but when your refrigerator stops running, you need to get help. Don’t wait and see if it decides to start running again. This wastes precious time that can lead to your perishable goods spoiling.
However, before you contact a professional for help, check the power switch and any power plugs to make sure nothing is turned off or unplugged. If these areas check out and your refrigerator is still not running, then get help from a refrigeration professional.
Contact Source Refrigeration for commercial refrigeration repairs
If you’ve noticed any of these signs or some other concerning issue with your commercial refrigeration, our team at Source Refrigeration can help you. We are available 24/7 for emergency repairs to help prevent you from losing valuable perishable goods. Contact us today to talk to one of our team members about emergency repairs or our other commercial refrigeration services.