Regular commercial refrigerator maintenance and care will keep your walk-in cooler or freezer working properly and lasting longer. Unfortunately, like any appliance, repairs are sometimes needed and minor maintenance to make sure they are working at their optimal ability. If you catch problems early on, you can decrease the chance of having to make costly emergency repairs. Watch out for the warning signs listed below and make an appointment with Bert’s Inc. 757-887-0652 if you notice your walk-in seems to be malfunctioning.
Here are a few signs that may help you recognize when it is time to schedule a service call with Bert’s Inc.:
1. WATER LEAKS
Old insulation and damaged seals can both be contributing to water leak problems. Water leaks can lead to mildew and mold growth and require quick action and repair.
While repairs are never great to deal with, catching them before they get worse, or damage inventory is helpful when it comes to keeping costs down.
2. VARYING TEMPERATURES
Your walk-in should keep a nearly constant temperature. Temperature changes aren’t good for your inventory. These changes may be caused by a malfunctioning sensor. Make sure that walk-in doors aren’t being propped open for long periods of time, allowing warm air to enter the unit and cause it to work harder to regulate temperatures.
3. ODD NOISES
Odd noises in your walk-in often mean that your cooler is experiencing mechanical issues and needs repair. A Bert’s Inc. service technician will be able to figure out where the noise is coming from and what the next step is to keep your walk-in functioning properly.
4. UNPLEASANT ODORS
Coolant leaks are often accompanied by strange or stale smells. If you notice a weird smell in your walk-in, it may mean that your coolant is leaking, and your condenser is old or malfunctioning.
5. FROST BUILD-UP
This could mean temperatures are significantly changing causing items to melt and then refreeze again. This build-up can also mean that humidity levels are off and there is extra condensation in your walk-in cooler. Buildup near your door to your walk-in may indicate that is it not sealing correctly, and warm air is able to leak in causing frost build-up. Be sure to check the door gaskets for wear and tear, and any damages that could cause this.
Alert employees of the different repair warning signs above so you can deal with any problems or malfunctioning walk-in components early on.