5 Safety Tips For Maintaining Your Commercial Refrigeration System

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
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One aspect that may be overlooked when working with commercial refrigeration systems is safety. You don’t have to sacrifice safety for efficiency or the other way around. Keeping your refrigeration system properly maintained can increase its life and optimize performance as well as keep your products safe. Here are some guidelines you should follow for optimum safety and efficiency.

1. Watch refrigerant levels

Refrigerant is used to achieve the low temperatures needed for refrigerators to prevent perishables from going bad. Refrigerant such as freon does not typically need to be replaced, as commercial refrigeration systems keep a consistent amount. It only needs to be added if it has a coolant leak.

If the temperature of your system is not where it should be, one possible cause is a leak. A professional repair technician can detect and fix any leaks your system may have.

2. Check on the fans

Fans inside and outside of your commercial refrigeration system should always be clear of items that could be obstructing air flow. They pull hot air generated inside the system and push it out. If the vents to the fan are blocked, the heat isn’t getting out and could be affecting the temperatures inside your fridge. If the heat isn’t removed, your system has to work harder to keep the temperature low. This issue could result in component failure over time.

3. Keep all parts in working order

The components of your commercial refrigeration system, especially the thermometer, should be kept in working order. These parts are critical to ensuring your fridge temperature is accurate. If the temperature is inaccurate, your food could spoil and cause bacteria to spread to everything else.

4. Be careful of leaks

If you detect a leak in your system, you should immediately plug it and remove any standing water. Standing water is a great way to grow mold or bacteria that could lead to a health hazard. Standing water is also a slipping hazard for your employees.

5. Have regular inspections done

Your entire commercial refrigeration system should be regularly inspected and maintained to ensure that it is working in a safe and efficient manner. For example, faulty or old wiring could be a fire or electrical hazard. You should also check drain lines, condenser coils, and evaporator coils. If any of these components fail, your system will not work efficiently and could damage other components. You should also check the seals on the doors to help prevent temperature loss and possible contamination of your food. It is recommended that your system be inspected by a professional at least once a year.

Commercial refrigeration services in the Texas Panhandle

You should be diligent in ensuring your refrigerator continues operating efficiently and at the correct temperatures. Allen’s Tri-State Mechanical Inc. in Amarillo, Texas can can inspect, repair, and maintain your HVACR and Commercial Kitchen systems to keep your business running smoothly. Give us a call at (806) 376-8345 or Contact Us by email to learn more about how we can help you.