Commercial refrigerator units are a critical part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Food Code, which focuses on ensuring the safety of your food products and the health of your customers. The Food Code requires foods to be kept at proper storage temperatures prior to use and serving, with internal food temperatures at 40 degrees Fahrenheit or below in commercial refrigeration. Basically, foods should stay frozen, but not so cold that their quality degrades over time. Cool Zone Air Conditioning and Heating, one of the leading companies known for commercial air conditioning and refrigeration services, examines some common challenges that are faced below:
Common Issues With Commercial Refrigeration Models
Many common commercial refrigeration issues are actually avoidable with simple maintenance or professional services. These include:
Shipping and Space Allocation — Commercial refrigeration units are much larger than their residential counterparts, so they require larger facilities that can accommodate delivery of the unit. Some larger units may even need to be offloaded from the freight carrier onto a loading dock or covered space near the entry door of the facility. The receptacle that will provide power for the unit must also meet the unit’s electrical needs.
Installation — As experts in commercial air conditioner installation and repair jobs, our team is fully equipped to handle and install commercial and industrial refrigerators, freezers and coolers. After delivery, it’s best to leave the unit unplugged for about 24 hours so the refrigerant, motor oil and other liquids inside it can settle. The unit must also be completely level, as uneven refrigerators can have similar issues with internal liquids being out of place.
During Use — Adhere to simple practices like keeping the doors closed and making sure the unit isn’t overloaded. You might also consider storing some jugs of water inside the refrigerator, where there’s often an irregular distribution of cold items within.
In addition to our commercial refrigeration installation services, we also handle top of the line air conditioning repair, maintenance and installation projects for both homes and businesses. Call Cool Zone Air Conditioning and Heating today at (623) 552-7800 to get started with a FREE quote on any of our specialized services.