Chefs, kitchen managers and others who work in the hospitality industry know that a commercial refrigerator is a key appliance in each kitchen. Without a properly functioning commercial refrigerator, cold food will spoil quickly. Not only does this impede a cook’s ability to prepare meals, but improperly stored food can also make patrons sick. One of the biggest reasons why we get calls for commercial refrigeration repair in Kandiyohi County, MN is to fix a fridge that isn’t staying cold. Employees set the fridge to a certain temperature, only to find that it slowly rises to unsafe levels throughout the day. Here are a few of the reasons for this problem and how we can fix it:
- Dirty components: Although it can be a hassle, cleaning a kitchen is one of the most important duties there is in a restaurant. A dirty kitchen is a hotbed for germs that can make guests sick and land the restaurant in hot water with the local health department. You have to clean your fridge just as well as you clean every other aspect of the kitchen. For a fridge to function properly, it needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. Just like the rest of the kitchen, that doesn’t mean just mopping up the fridge floor and cleaning down the walls. Give us a call to get down and dirty and clean every necessary component of your fridge, like the fans and compressor. In addition to cleaning your unit, we can correct anything that looks broken before it ultimately fails.
- Compressor issues: Speaking of the compressor, it’s one of the most vital parts of your fridge. The compressor is like a vehicle’s radiator, and is responsible for dispelling heat from inside the refrigerator. Make sure it’s always clean and fully functioning. If it gets dirty or breaks for some reason, heat is bound to build up inside and cause the temperature to rise. Again, one of our technicians would be more than happy to inspect and clean your compressor.
- Broken fan: Another possible reason for a warm commercial refrigerator may be an issue with the evaporator fan (or the fan’s motor). The evaporator fan is responsible for making the whole fridge cold. It goes without saying that if this is broken, parts of your fridge will be warm.
- Human error: Another reason for a non-functioning fridge might actually be the result of a mistake made by a member of the kitchen crew. Before you give us a call to repair your commercial refrigerator, make sure the thermostat is set to the correct temperature. It may sound silly, but there have been cases where the only problem with the fridge is that it was put on the wrong setting.
Regardless of why you might need commercial refrigeration repair in Kandiyohi County, MN, the technicians at Kraemer Refrigeration, Heating & A/C are the ones to trust with the job. We have years of experience repairing all sorts of issues with commercial refrigeration equipment, especially fridges that aren’t staying cold. Give us a call today to schedule maintenance or repairs.