When you go inside your walk-in freezer, do you notice ice and frost forming on the floor, walls, or ceiling? In a cold environment like a freezer, naturally things like ice or frost can develop. However, a walk-in freezer icing up is not as harmless as it seems and often indicates something is actually wrong with your freezer.
There can be many different reasons why your commercial walk-in freezer is icing up. Before you decide to make any repairs or do any extensive work, it is essential to diagnose what is causing the issue. Calling a professional to diagnose your freezer’s problem is the best way to determine the kind of repair you may need.
Ambient Edge’s technicians have the knowledge and experience to help you fix your commercial walk-in freezer. If you are having problems with your commercial walk-in freezer, like frequent icing or issues with maintaining the correct temperature, Ambient Edge can help. We can repair Bush, Barr, and most other makes and models of freezers. We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction and can quickly diagnose your walk-in freezer problem. Call us today at (888) 628-5890 to learn more.
Causes of Icing
Some of the most common causes of ice being present in your commercial walk-in freezer include:
- Humid air entering the freezer
- A faulty door, gasket, or bad insulation
- Issues with your defroster
A great way to tell which issue you may be having is to examine where the ice build-up is occurring. If it is near the ceiling, it could be that your evaporator or defrost cycle is not working correctly. Ice near the door or door handle indicates there may be issues with the door not closing correctly. If there is ice on the floor near the drain, it could mean that your drain is clogged.
Regular inspections and thorough cleaning are important to prevent irregularities. You can get ahead of the damage ice can cause by taking good care of your equipment and having a professional check on your freezer from time to time. Preventive maintenance is critical and will make sure that your freezer stays in good shape.
Ice build-up is almost always caused by warm air entering the freezer and creating moisture. You can expect some frost, as it is impossible not to let warm air in when you enter the freezer to take things out. When ice forms alongside a frost build-up, however, this can cause major damage and potential harm to your health, as well as the health of your customers and your products.
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The Cost of Icing
When your freezer is icing up, this is an indicator that there is something wrong with it. When water and moisture build up inside the freezer to the point where it creates ice, this can ruin the internal components. Icing is also an indicator that warm, humid air is continually entering your freezer, driving up energy costs and overworking your freezer, which reduces its lifespan considerably.
Icing can also create problems like mold, rust, and other health hazards. Icing is especially dangerous if your commercial walk-in freezer stores things like produce, meat, and other food products. Issues like mold and rust are serious health violations and are hazardous for a person to work with, let alone consume.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), slip and falls cause around 700 fatalities a year, plus many more injuries. The moisture from a walk-in freezer icing up can create a slippery environment for your employees and/or anyone near your freezer. Ice that accumulates on the freezer floor is slippery and presents a hazard for anyone who walks inside.
Commercial walk-in freezers icing up is never a good sign. If you start to notice icing and frost build-up, you should seek a professional’s help as soon as possible. You can save thousands of dollars by resolving any issues with your freezer as soon as you notice them. Do not wait until problems compound and spiral out of control before you call a professional to take a look.
Repair Your Freezer with Ambient Edge
The longer you wait to repair your freezer, the more damage, danger, and health risks you can create. Freezer damage can lead to health hazards and higher energy costs. The earlier you catch excessive frosting and icing issues, the more efficiently you can fix the problem with minimal setbacks.
Ambient Edge has the technicians and the experience necessary to inspect and repair your freezer. If you suspect your commercial walk-in freezer is having problems, whether it be icing or another issue, let us help. Our inspections are thorough, and we quickly and professionally fix any problems we find. Icing is a warning sign that there is something wrong with your freezer. When you allow the issue to linger, icing can become a source of health hazards and damages that can cost thousands of dollars to fix or even a potential lawsuit. Save yourself the headache and give us a call to find and fix the root cause of your freezer problem today. Call us at (888) 628-5890 today to make an appointment.