If you have just opened a convenience store, grocery store, or restaurant, you know just how important the quality of your perishable foods are to your bottom line, especially those that you need to keep cold. Managing this part of your product line effectively goes a long way towards the financial health of your company.
Of course, new units aren’t going to have a lot of issues, but if you’re building has been around for a long time or you bought a used unit, you may need to keep an eye on your refrigerator. A good idea is to have one of the professionals for sub zero repair service Key Largo has to offer come check yours out annually.
Owning a fridge of this magnitude is no simple task. There are a lot of things to consider to ensure that it is working efficiently and properly. Here are some tips for new commercial fridge owners that should make the experience as smooth as possible.
1. Check the Drains – Most focus on the interior of the fridge when worried about how well it is working, but there is another spot that requires just as much attention, the drains. Check and clean out the drains on a regular basis. If you don’t, it could cause condensation or other kinds of build up to occur, causing blockage that makes your fridge overwork and even burn out in some instances.
2. Hinges – Oil the hinges at least one a year. If you don’t’, it could cause them to get rigid or even need to be replaced. This doesn’t seem like the most serious issue, but it can have a lasting negative effect on the energy efficiency and lifespan of your commercial refrigerator.
3. Find the Right Temperature – Each state has guidelines regarding what temperature commercial refrigerators should be run. Pay attention to these because they are there for your own benefit. Running your fridge even just little too cold or too hot can cause problems. If it’s too hot, the food will not be kept properly and could spoil early. If it is running too cold, it will cause the fridge to overwork and can have a disastrous effect on your monthly energy bills and the unit itself. First, find the right temperature that works for your needs and then make sure it works withing the state guidelines.