No matter the industry, commercial refrigeration units are often subjected to significant wear and tear. It’s no surprise that operating day and night in a commercial environment can eventually lead to problems. Unfortunately, any malfunctions can have serious ramifications for your business. To help you get the refrigeration services you need, here are a few common issues and their most likely causes.
Heavy Ice or Frost Accumulation
Probably the most common issue you’re likely to encounter with commercial refrigeration is frost or ice buildup. This most often happens on interior panels, but ice can also accumulate on evaporator coils and other components. Likely culprits include poor airflow or ventilation, refrigerant leaks and damaged or worn door gaskets that don’t seal properly.
Poor Temperature Control
Your business depends on refrigeration units that can reliably hold the specific temperature you’ve set. Trouble achieving or maintaining a sufficiently cold temperature can spell big trouble, wasting energy and potentially ruining the refrigerator’s contents. What makes this problem tricky is that it can be caused by a variety of different things. If you’re fortunate, it could simply be an incorrect thermostat setting or a dirty condenser or evaporator coils. It may also be a more serious issue with the condenser, thermostat, compressor or fan motor.
In some cases, your refrigerator may not power on at all. Fortunately, there’s often a benign cause when this happens. First, check to verify the unit is securely plugged in and the power switch, if present, is turned on. Next, check the outlet with another appliance or device to ensure it’s providing power. If not, make sure the circuit breaker hasn’t been tripped. You should also inspect the power cord for any visible signs of damage. If the problem still isn’t resolved, there’s likely an electrical or mechanical malfunction inside the unit that requires professional repairs.
If your refrigeration unit is out of commission, you can’t afford delays or improper repairs. Get the quality refrigeration services you need with the skilled and experienced service techs at Bencraft Mechanical Services, Inc.