By Ryan Loose
I’m declaring this Refrigeration Health and Safety month. So it is written, so shall it be done. Summer is approaching and warmer temps outside can lead to even hotter temps in your already hot kitchen, which means your reach in refrigerator(s) or freezer(s) may have to work a bit harder.
The easiest way to ensure your reach in has a long and happy life of refrigerous fulfillment is to make sure that both the compressor, and the environment around your reach in, are cleaned regularly. However, even with proper cleaning and maintenance, eventually your reach in refrigerator or freezer is going to draw it’s last, gasping ‘defrost cycle.’ And, so you’re not stuck with a bunch of wasted food and ticked off customers, let’s look at some tell-tale signs that let you know, ‘it’s time to replace your reach in, boss.’
It Makes Funny Noises - Producing more noise than usual, or making loud rattling sounds could be a sign that the reach in’s compressor is working too hard, and plans to burst into flames when you least expect it. You should contact a service provider or consider replacing the unit when you first start to hear odd sounds coming from your reach in.
It Doesn’t Keep My Food Cold - Reach in refrigerators hold temperatures between 36 and 38 degrees Fahrenheit., while freezers should hold temperatures between -10 and 0 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature fluctuation can result in lost product, which will cost you money. If you notice large temperature fluctuations, or your reach in is holding temperatures higher than the ranges above, consider replacing the unit as soon as possible.
It Looks Like It Just Fell Out of a Jet - This is a pretty obvious one but, if your reach in looks like it’s been beaten up on the outside, it’s most likely been beaten up on the inside too. If you notice hinges pulling away from the cabinet, cracked seams or welds, or exposed insulation, consider replacing the unit as soon as possible.
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