Whether you’re a restaurant owner or run a local grocery store, you are likely dependent on commercial freezers to keep some of your foods from spoiling. These are perishable foods that don’t necessarily need to be fresh, so they are okay to keep frozen until ready to cook. What freezing does is temporarily preserve food products for later use without the fear of rotting, like what would happen should you leave fresh food out on the counter or in the refrigerator for too long. Also, since there are strict food preservation guidelines in place, industrial grade freezers are required and must function right at all times.
For restaurant and grocery shop owners everywhere, here are four signs that you might want to consider looking into new commercial freezer sales in Delaware, based on the behavior of your current equipment.
Doesn’t maintain a constant temperature
If you work around a commercial freezer or step into a walk-in freezer often, then you might not notice temperature issues right away—that is, unless the temperature change is significant in either direction. Big fluctuations in your freezer’s temperature could very likely mean it’s nearing the end of its life, or that you’re going to have a huge repair to pay for. Watch for operating failures, including sudden periods of thawing and refreezing, and finding freezer products frozen to shelves or covered in a layer of ice.
Not as efficient as before
It’s pretty common for busy business owners to overlook freezer issues on accident. But there are many obvious signs that a freezer is decreasing in efficiency. You may see frost and ice buildup on products, the inside walls, on wires or on the compressor unit. Frost is quick to thicken and solidify, leading to doors freezing shut overnight. Consider assigning an employee the responsibility of daily maintenance and weekly inspections to be sure your commercial freezers are running as they should be.
Requires a lot of maintenance
There may be warm or cold spots inside the freezer, or it may always seem to have a difficult time cooling down after being open, or components might malfunction often. Of course, regular maintenance is your best defense against constant commercial freezer problems, but if you’re making repairs or calling a professional for help all the time, it may benefit you to purchase an all-new freezer.
Obvious physical damage
Good quality commercial freezers will last years, as they are constructed to withstand door slamming, getting kicked shut, holding heavy items on their shelves and constantly opening and closing. Unfortunately, such repeated motions and abuse can loosen joints and hinges and disconnect freezer wiring. Physical damage includes dented walls and doors, as well as door seals deteriorating and coming loose.
While there will be times when your large equipment will only need simple repairs to get it operating back up to par, it’s inevitable that it’ll eventually need replacing. At Commercial Equipment Service, our team is at the ready to answer all your commercial equipment questions and assist you with commercial freezer sales in Delaware. Feel free to contact us anytime!