Keep Your Flowers Cool
If you're in the floral business, then you know that floral refrigeration is important. But why is it so important? And does the cleanliness of your cooler have an affect on your inventory? In this blog, we will discuss the importance of floral refrigeration and give you some tips on how to keep your cooler clean.
Why Refrigeration Works
From the moment they are cut, flowers have a very short shelf life. When exposed to higher temperatures, flowers will release their moisture, causing them to dehydrate and wilt quickly.
Floral refrigeration allows you to keep your flowers fresh. When flowers are stored at the proper temperature in your cooler, they can last longer, stay vibrant, and provide you with the inventory you need for a longer amount of time.
Cleaning Your Cooler
Floral refrigeration is not just a set it and forget it solution, however. In order to maximize your cooler's ability to keep your floral inventory fresh, you must regularly clean the cooler.
A clean cooler will help prevent mold or mildew growth from excess moisture and keep your flowers from wilting. Here are some tips for cleaning your floral cooler:
- Remove any dropped petals, stems, and other debris.
- Wash the inside of the cooler with a mild soap and water solution.
- Rinse the inside of the cooler with clean water.
- Dry the inside of the cooler with a clean cloth.
- Wipe down the shelves and door gaskets with a clean, damp cloth.
Try to clean your cooler at least once a month to keep your arrangements happy and beautiful!
If your floral cooler goes out this summer, don't panic! The Cool It! team is standing by ready to save your flowers with the help of our cold storage rentals. Give us a call at (877) 960-1377 to rent yours today.