Commercial Refrigeration: Care and Maintenance Tips for Your Walk-In Cooler


If you are in the restaurant business, one crucial investment you may consider making is a walk-in cooler. This is especially convenient for larger business who have a significant amount of perishable stock that they would want to prolong their shelf life. However, once you have invested in the walk-in cooler does not mean you neglect to give it the proper attention that it needs. Failure to do so will lead to the premature deterioration of your walk in cooler leading to unnecessary repairs. Below are some of the care and maintenance tips that you could employ for your walk in cooler.

Tip 1: Keep the condenser and evaporator clean

These are essential components of your walk in cooler. In the event that they are left to accumulate dust unchecked, your walk in cooler will become susceptible to overheating. This will significantly decrease its lifespan. It would be crucial to ensure that the evaporator and condenser are cleaned on a regular basis especially if the unit is located outdoors.  

Tip 2: Avoid storing items on top of the unit

Some people make the mistake of assuming they can store items on top of their walk in cooler without it being detrimental to the unit the reality of the matter is that having to bear the weight of these items for prolonged periods of time can cause extensive damage to the ceiling panels of your walk-in cooler. In addition to this, if your cooler is located outside, you would have to ensure that the top of it is regularly cleaned to keep debris from accumulating on it. This will function to ensure the structure of the walk in cooler remains in pristine condition for a significant amount of time.

Tip 3: Ensure the movable parts are lubricated periodically

A walk in cooler will have more movable parts than their conventional refrigeration. Therefore, they would additional maintenance to ensure that they do not succumb to premature disrepair. One of the ways of doing this would be by ensuring that the hinges are lubricated on a regular basis. This is especially prudent if the walk-in cooler is exposed to heavy traffic. It should be noted though advancements in technology have developed self-lubricating hinges, which can be found in newer models of walk-in coolers. If your walk in cooler is new age, you should determine whether it is self-lubricating or not to prevent the risk of over lubricating the hinges.


29 December 2016

Appliance Repair: How I Fixed My Commercial Refrigeration Unit

Hi, my name is Pip. I work in the kitchen of a large hotel as a chef. Unfortunately, for a few months, the commercial refrigeration units in the kitchen kept breaking down. The manager of the hotel was very slow to act, so I had to figure out how to fix them myself. I searched the internet and read DIY books. In the end, I realised it was a faulty coil which was causing the problem. I replaced it, and the refrigeration unit has worked flawlessly ever since. Doing this inspired me to use my new found knowledge to fix other appliances, and I decided to start a blog to document my repairs