The Perfect Guide to Maintaining your Commercial Cold Room

Regular maintenance and necessary health checks are the only way to ensure your commercial refrigeration system is properly functioning with minimal breakdowns. It is quite easy to plug in the refrigeration unit and forget about it. The unit may function as long as you wish; however, forgetting the little things needed to keep it moving for an extended period could cost you a lot.

It is understandable that you have a lot of things to worry about in your business. Making your cold room one of the top priority factors is what could just save your business. For optimum performance, check out what needs to be done to keep your commercial cold room up and running. 

Keep Temperature Records

A local refrigeration professional is necessary to arrange for regular maintenance. However, your staff could perform some of the simple measures. One of such measures is to closely monitor and record each holding temperature of your refrigeration units for every two hours. If two hours is not practical, make it at least once a day. Temperature acts as a great indicator of how well your cooling unit is functioning. Any irregularities should raise concern and must be acted upon immediately to diagnose the cause. It's bad for business when you lose your stock because of a malfunctioned cold room.

Clean the Refrigeration Unit

Maintaining your refrigeration unit in a clean and healthy state is very essential. Make sure you employ health and safety measures by switching off the equipment during the cleaning process to avoid hazardous instances. The cleaning process should take care of the following units:

The Condenser Coil

For units that don't have automatic patented cleaners, clean the condenser coil at least once a month to do away with lint, dirt, and dust particles. Dirty condenser coils may overwork the unit when cooling, which may potentially strain and damage its components.

Motor and Blades

Wipe down the motor and blades with a piece of soft cloth at least once a month. Cover the motor with a dry piece of cloth when washing the blades to avoid damage by moisture.

Check the Fans

Inspect all fans to confirm that they are rotating quietly and freely. If they are any faults, replace the respective fan motors responsible for their rotation. Check the screws holding each fan motor to confirm that they are tightly screwed, and lubricate all motors for smooth movement.