If you’re in the foodservice business, you know how crucial a commercial walk-in freezer is to your business. We here at Ambient Edge know it too, which is why we walk-in freezer repairs like the emergencies they are. If you need a commercial walk-in freezer repair company in the Paradise, NV area, we can help.
Give us a call at 888-230-5160 anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hopefully, your freezer doesn’t break down during your peak business hours, but if it does, we will do our best to fix the problem with as few interruptions for you and your business as possible. We also offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee to all our customers on all our parts and labor.
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Common Commercial Walk-In Freezer Issues
When your walk-in freezer goes down, you may wonder what the cause for the failure was. Here are some of the more common commercial walk-in freezer issues we here at Ambient Edge have responded to over the years:
- Compressor failure
- Problems with the evaporator
- Issues with the freezer’s shell
- Power issues
- Icing issues
If any of these issues sound familiar, or even if they don’t, give us a call. Chances are good that we have dealt with a similar issue in the past, and we can have you back up and running in no time.
The shell of a refrigerator may not seem important because it doesn’t contain anything of mechanical substance. However, you should still inspect it regularly for leaks or loose panels. Leaks and loose insulation allow excess moisture to get in and build up – something you definitely don’t need in your freezer.
You also need to pay attention to what you store in your freezer. If you overcrowd it, or if items end up in front of the evaporator fans, air circulation may be significantly reduced, which affects the overall performance of your freezer unit. This will cause your freezer to work harder to keep things cold, which strains both your freezer and your wallet when it inevitably breaks down.
The door is another important but often overlooked part of a walk-in freezer. You must ensure your door has a proper seal on it so that air cannot seep in and cause moisture to accumulate. If you notice frost buildup on the door, this is a sign that you must have it tended to immediately. Frost is a sign that the door heater has failed or is about to. When this happens, you can have one of two problems: either your door won’t open, or it won’t close. Neither scenario is ideal.
Something we commonly see on our walk-in freezer repair calls is that the freezer’s evaporator in a state of disrepair, which leads to it icing up. In many cases, either the ice on its coil doesn’t melt, or the melted water does not properly drain, which leads to icing issues. When this happens, the freezer has to work harder and for a longer period, which wears it out and eventually causes it to break down. (This also causes an increase in your electric bill.)
The best way to tell if your evaporator is having problems is if the inside of your freezer looks like an arctic cave. In other words, if you’re seeing stalagmites hanging from the freezer’s roof, these are giant red flags telling you your freezer needs immediate attention, else you risk even bigger problems.
Condenser problems are one of the more common freezer-related issues we see often. To prevent your condenser from overheating, you must make sure it is in an area that is properly ventilated. Don’t be shy about putting a fan in there with it to ensure proper airflow.
You should also regularly check your condenser coils to make sure they’re clean. If not, clean them. A buildup of dust and debris is just as bad as an ice buildup for freezers. Allowing a buildup of any kind encourages the unit to die before its time.
Sign Up for a Preventative Maintenance Contract with Ambient Edge Today!
One way to get ahead of commercial walk-in freezer problems is to stay on top of its maintenance. At Ambient Edge, we can set you up with a preventative maintenance contract so that you can, essentially, completely forget about maintaining your freezer and let us do the work. We’ll stop by every six months to make sure things are running smoothly. And, if they’re not quite up to par, we’ll tweak the system to fix smaller problems now to save you from them erupting into larger issues later.
Call us at 888-230-5160 or fill out the contact form on our website, and we can help set you up with a preventative maintenance schedule that works for you and your business. Don’t wait until ice starts to form in your walk-in freezer. Give us a call today and add longevity and efficiency to your freezer!