Commercial refrigeration is a crucial feature for a number of businesses in many industries. It’s important to keep such large refrigeration units running properly to avoid high overhead costs, and faulty units can lead to the loss of goods—like food, beverages, other consumable products and medications—or higher power and water usage. Because of all these reasons and more, business owners should implement an in-house maintenance schedule as well as sign-up for an annual professional maintenance plan.
Large commercial refrigeration systems can experience a number of problems, especially if they’re not serviced on a regular basis. Here are four of the most common reasons you probably need commercial refrigeration repair in Delaware.
Any type of refrigeration system—in a home, a business building or a restaurant—can run into the issue of water leaks. Be it a slow drip or a big puddle under the refrigeration unit, water leaking from anywhere is a problem and should not be ignored. For starters, the water wasted from water leaks still applies to your building’s overall consumption. Your water rates will go way up, resulting in higher-than-normal utility bills. And water leaks that turn into large puddles can be hazardous. Employees or customers can slip in puddles in high-traffic areas, and the moisture from leaks can cause problems like mold growth and electrical issues.
There’s more than one reason why your water may be leaking. Either a hose or seal is broken, or you may have a clogged or frozen drain. Call your commercial refrigeration technician to inspect the problem.
Door won’t seal
The doors on your commercial refrigeration units must seal all the way, every time. If a door doesn’t seal properly, the cool air in your refrigerator can escape, meaning it will have to work harder to keep cool air circulating inside. Even if your refrigerator is still producing cool air with a door seal issue, your energy consumption rate will be much higher. Faulty sealing keeps the refrigeration unit from maintaining the correct temperature, and chances are you may lose products as a result of spoilage.
Unit is loud
Loud noises coming from your commercial refrigeration unit is more than a nuisance—it may also be a sign of a costly problem in the works. The most common reason for strange loud noises coming from a commercial refrigerator is a faulty compressor or evaporator. In most cases, noisy units are still operating, but are doing so while consuming much higher amounts of power.
Noticing frost buildup may be due to a faulty seal or a clog in the drain. It’s bad to have a layer of frost or ice in your refrigerator because it may constrict the circulation of the compressor. The thing about all refrigerators is that they work by pumping heat out. When circulation is blocked by frost or ice, the unit’s compressor has to work harder to pump out the heat.
If you are in need of commercial refrigeration repair in Delaware, don’t hesitate to reach out to Commercial Equipment Service Inc. for assistance. Call us today to schedule a service appointment!