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Common Indications Your Walk-In Freezer May Need Repair

Common Indications Your Walk-In Freezer May Need Repair

Regular maintenance and care of your commercial refrigerator will ensure its longevity. Repairs are inevitable, as with any appliance, and you can reduce the likelihood of expensive emergency repairs by catching problems early. If your walk-in is experiencing issues, look for these warning signs and schedule an appointment at a repair center.

These signs can help you know when it's time to schedule service calls:

Frost Buildup:

Frost buildup could indicate rapid temperature changes, causing items to melt and refreeze. Low humidity, coupled with excessive condensation, may also contribute. Check for frost near your door, as it could indicate poor sealing. Inspect door gaskets for cracks.

Fluctuating Temperatures:

The temperature in your walk-in should remain almost constant. Fluctuations can damage your inventory, and a malfunctioning sensor could be the cause. Ensure walk-in doors are not left open for extended periods, as this can let warm air in, making the unit work harder to regulate temperature.

Odd Smells:

Unusual or stale scents often accompany coolant leaks. A strange smell may indicate coolant leakage or problems with your condenser.

Strange Noises:

Unusual noises can suggest mechanical problems in your cooler that require repair. An experienced service technician can diagnose the source of the noise and determine the necessary steps to keep your walk-in functioning properly.

Water Leaks:

Water leaks may result from old or defective insulation and damaged seals. Leaks can lead to mildew or mold growth, so it's crucial to take action and address the issue promptly. While repairs can be frustrating, catching them early is vital to prevent damage to stock or further issues. Notify employees about these warning signs to address any malfunctioning walk-in components or problems early on.

Preventative Maintenance Plans with RMS Mechanical

Consider safeguarding your commercial refrigeration investment with a comprehensive preventative maintenance plan from RMS Mechanical. Our plans are designed to identify and address potential issues before they become major problems. Regular inspections, cleaning, and adjustments ensure the optimal performance of your walk-in freezer, promoting energy efficiency and prolonging its lifespan. Trust RMS Mechanical to keep your commercial refrigeration systems running smoothly, allowing you to focus on your business without disruptions.