Signs You Need Commercial Freezer Repair

When it comes to preserving food, your commercial freezer is crucial for regulating temperatures. If you notice food is starting to spoil, thaw, or smells odd coming out of your freezer, it may be malfunctioning. Learn to recognize the signs that your commercial freezer needs repair with these tips from the Tampa commercial refrigeration experts at All Temp. 

frozen variety of berries in a cold location

Damaged Door

The door of your commercial freezer is crucial; it stops any air from leaking out and helps to keep the temperature consistent. When the door or the seals become worn or damaged, the food inside is at risk of spoiling. It’s recommended to regularly check the seal of your door to ensure there are no leaks. 

Frost Build-Up

When you open your freezer door at home to find a layer of ice built up, you know your freezer temperature is inconsistent. The same rings true for your commercial freezer. Frost build-up or freezer-burned food can indicate that your freezer is malfunctioning. 

Wet Floors

When you walk into your commercial walk-in freezer, the floors should be dry. If you notice puddles or wet floors, you may have a costly repair on your hands. Besides posing a safety hazard, wet floors can lead to a buildup of mold or mildew. When you see wet floors in your freezer, call in the professionals at All Temp.

frozen berried made into ice cream surrounded by blue berries in a container filled with ice

Water Leaking

In your freezer, everything should be, well, frozen. That includes any condensation, meaning nothing should be leaking from the ceiling. Water leaking could be a sign of either an HVAC or a plumbing issue.


Rotten odors are a warning sign that something is wrong with your freezer. Whether it’s the smell of rancid food or an odd chemical odor, any odd odor is an indication that something within your freezer is malfunctioning. It could be a line leak, or it could be that the temperature is too low, causing food to spoil. A coolant leak could cause the freezer to smell like a cleaning chemical or gas. If anything smells odd, it’s important to call in a professional as soon as possible.

Temperature Fluctuation

Your commercial freezer’s temperature helps to ensure the safety and quality of the food stored inside of it. Keep a thermometer inside of your freezer and check it daily to ensure that it’s at a safe, consistent temperature.

If you’re noticing temperature fluctuations, odd smells, wet floors, or more, give All Temp, experts in Tampa commercial refrigeration, a call. We can inspect your freezer for any potential issues and repair any issues that may arise. To learn more about our services, give us a call at (813) 630-9400.

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