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Servicing Your Walk-In Cooler

Your Orlando walk-in cooler is important to your business. The product you store in there helps keeps your doors open. A walk-in cooler that is not working efficiently, or worse, not working at all, can impact your business. That is why it’s important to schedule regular service to help prevent your walk-in cooler from breaking down and bringing a halt to your operation.

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Regular Maintenance

Most walk-in coolers are built like tanks — or at least they look like they are. This could give the impression that a walk-in cooler can take a lot more wear and tear than, say, a regular refrigerator or common freezer. But the inner workings of your walk-in cooler are complex and can be interrupted by small things. The constant wear and tear over the lifetime of your walk-in cooler can cause it to work less efficiently, causing the need for unnecessary repairs. Planning and scheduling regular service of your walk-in cooler can help improve efficiency and keep it in good repair. Regular service can also extend the lifespan of your walk-in cooler overall and allow you to get more from your investment.

What You Can Do

There are a few areas of your walk-in cooler that you should check regularly to help your walk-in cooler run more efficiently and extend its life.

Gaskets
The gaskets around the door of a walk-in cooler are usually made of rubber and can break down quickly if not cleaned regularly. Use baking soda and warm water to clean the gaskets around your walk-in cooler door to extend their life, and keep the cool air from escaping.

Grease and Grime
A buildup of grease and grime on the hinges of the door will start to make the door stick and not operate smoothly. The door hinges on a walk-in cooler can be rubbed with petroleum jelly to keep them working well and prevent a need to replace the door in the long run. 

Coils
Dirty coils on the refrigeration unit of a walk-in cooler work less efficiently to transfer heat than clean coils. This can cause the compressor to work harder to keep the space at the desired temperature, shortening its lifespan. Frequently cleaning dust and grime off of the coils will keep the pressure off the compressor and will stop unnecessary repairs in the long run.

Regular service of your walk-in cooler is going to keep it running efficiently and protect from untimely repairs. All Temp can help you plan out your regular service of your Orlando walk-in cooler. To learn more about our services, just give us a call at (407) 857-7800 or contact us online.

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