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4 Reasons Why Your Commercial Refrigerator is Failing

Whether you own a bakery, restaurant, or catering business, the success of your business heavily relies on the food you are serving your customers. If you work in the medical field, you know there are a variety of medicines, vaccines, and other products that need to be kept in a medical refrigerator. If you’re a florist, floral refrigeration is essential to promote a healthy life for the flowers. So, in order to run these types of businesses properly, you need properly working commercial refrigerators.

There’s nothing worse than a commercial refrigerator that randomly breaks down during your company’s busiest hours, so Cool It! is here to help you by sharing a few reasons why your commercial refrigerator isn’t working.

Refrigerator isn’t Cooling Properly

If your commercial refrigerator isn’t cooling properly, you’re at risk of all of your food or pastries going bad. A few reasons why your commercial refrigerator can’t maintain the right temperature could be a broken compressor, dirty evaporator coils, poor airflow, and more. At Cool It!, we understand that your business might not have time to wait for your fridge to be repaired. That’s why we offer both short and long-term rental services from small and large coolers. We’ll make sure all of your products are stored properly while your business’s refrigerator is being fixed.

Leaking Water

Water leaking from a commercial refrigerator is actually quite common. However, if you don’t act immediately to resolve this issue, the damage that occurs could result in a costly repair down the line. We’re listing out the immediate steps you should take if your commercial refrigerator is leaking:

  • Check the drain. If the fridge’s drain is blocked by food particles, this is why water is leaking.
  • Check the drain pan if the drain itself wasn’t blocked. If the drain is damaged, you’ll need to replace it.
  • Check the seals. If the seals around the fridge are damaged or worn out, they won’t be able to properly seal the fridge, meaning outside temperatures could affect the temperature inside the unit and cause condensation.

Strange Noises

Both home and commercial refrigerators make noises, so it’s normal to hear a light humming emitting from them. With commercial units, the noises come from the fans, motor, and compressor. So, if you’re hearing some unusual sounds coming from the unit, it could be due to an issue with any of these components. Calling for professional repairs right away is recommended if you hear strange noises coming from your commercial refrigerator. While your unit is being repaired, Cool It! is here to offer you a short-term rental so your business can stay up and running!

Lighting Issue

If you walk into your commercial refrigerator and the lights won’t turn on, there’s definitely a problem. While the issue is most likely with the light itself rather than the refrigerator, it’s still a problem if you can’t see! Your immediate thought is probably to change the light bulb, however, it’s best to check your refrigerator’s manual again to make sure that the light you are using is approved by the manufacturer. Using incorrect light bulbs can result in faster burnout times.

No matter what issue you’re having with your commercial refrigerator, Cool It! has solutions that will meet your business’s specific needs. It’s best to have a solution on-hand in the event of any refrigerator issue, especially in the food industry when your business relies on the food you sell to customers. If your business has been struggling with a malfunctioning refrigerator, we’re one call away at (877) 960-1377. You can also receive a quote for your walk in cooler rental by filling out our online contact form.