Anyone involved in commercial food preparation or sales knows that one of the most important pieces of equipment at their disposal is a walk-in freezer. Keeping food cool is essential, not only to store the product and keep it from going bad, but also to keep consumers who purchase the product healthy. Unfortunately, problems can arise with any type of commercial equipment, and that includes walk-in freezers. Knowing the most common problems with commercial freezers can help you identify when you might need commercial freezer repair in Florida so that you can stay on top of your equipment maintenance:
- Leaks: A very common issue with walk-in freezers has to do with the deterioration of the door seam. As the seam gets looser and loses its grip on your door, it is easier for warm air to slip inside your freezer. When this happens, the temperature change creates condensation, which can leave you with leaks on your floors, and even mold growth. Usually, this issue can be addressed by repairing the seams with a high-quality, mold-resistant caulk.
- Inability to close the door: In most commercial freezers, the door has closing mechanisms like springs, or even a hydraulic cylinder. These mechanisms can wear out over time as a result of frequent or ongoing use and, as time goes by, they become less effective at sealing the door closed. Repairing your door’s closing mechanism can prevent inadequate cooling in your freezer and it can also make your freezer more efficient at retaining cool air, saving you money on your monthly energy bill.
- Faulty heater strip: The heater strip in your walk-in freezer prevents your door from freezing shut, so it’s important that it remains intact. You should check your heater strip on occasion. If it doesn’t feel warm to the touch, you probably need service to get it working again.
- Malfunctioning evaporator: Evaporators are the units that are responsible for cooling the air by removing heat. Some issues that can affect the function of your evaporator include excessive dirt buildup, a low level of refrigerant or frosty and frozen coils. These issues reduce airflow and cause your evaporator to work harder just to keep up.
- Overflowing drain pan: If your drain line gets clogged, it can cause the drip pan to overflow. Thankfully, this issue is usually pretty easy to resolve simply by clearing your drip line.
When you have a question or concern about the operation of your walk-in freezer, you can trust 5 Star Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Inc. to provide you with dependable service. We are equipped with the knowledge, tools and experience to handle repairs and maintenance checks that are designed to keep your equipment in the best condition possible. Our expert team has over a century of combined experience working with commercial freezer repair in Florida, and we can provide you with an unparalleled level of service. Give us a call today and find out more about what we can do for you!