Cleaning Your Walk-In Cooler

Whether you own a restaurant, supermarket, or convenience store, it’s critical for you to regularly clean your walk-in cooler. Not only will regular cleaning prevent mold and mildew, but it can also lengthen the lifespan of your unit. All Temp, your trusted professional in Orlando commercial refrigeration, have your overview to when and how you should be cleaning your walk-in cooler. 

Cleaning Schedule

While some parts of your walk-in cooler should be cleaned on a regular basis, some parts only need to be cleaned bi-annually. Follow this cleaning schedule to keep your walk-in cooler looking spotless:

  • Daily: Floors and shelves
  • Bi-annually: Condensing and evaporator coils
  • Annually: Drain lines and door gaskets

How to Clean

When it comes to cleaning your walk-in cooler, it’s best to avoid any harsh chemicals that could react and harm the metal surface of your walk-in. Stick to soap and water. If you notice any hard water stains, a vinegar mixture can easily scrub them away. For mold or mildew, use a simple solution of bleach and water. 

  • Condensing Coil: Dust and dirt can build up on the condensing coil throughout the year. To clean, use an industrial vacuum to suck and debris. After, wipe the coil down with a wet cloth.
  • Door Gaskets: Door gaskets are responsible for properly sealing your walk-in cooler. Using a soft cloth, soap, and warm water, gently wipe down your door gaskets.
  • Drain lines: Debris and mold can build up in the drain lines. It’s recommended to have a qualified technician clear drain lines.
  • Evaporator Coil: Sediment collects on the evaporator coil over time. To clean, remove the pan under your evaporator coil. Then use an industrial vacuum to remove any large debris. After, use a soft brush to comb the coil vertically and remove any dust.

Keeping your walk-in cooler clean can help prevent the growth of mildew and mold, as well as lengthen the lifespan of the unit. In addition to cleaning, regular maintenance can also ensure your unit is functioning properly. All Temp, trusted professionals in Orlando commercial refrigeration, have maintenance plans available to make sure your unit is getting the services it needs. To learn more about our maintenance programs, give us a call at (407) 857-7800 or contact us online.

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