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Four Signs Your Commercial Refrigerator Needs To Be Repaired

If you run any kind of business that uses commercial refrigeration, such as a restaurant or floral business, it's imperative that you make sure it's operational at all times. Failure to do so could result in the shop coming to a complete standstill as you scramble to find replacements, which could cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars in lost revenue.

One of the best ways to ensure your refrigerators are operating at peak efficiency is keeping an eye out for any kind of potential problems. If you see any of the issues mentioned below, call a company that handles commercial refrigerator repair as soon as possible to have it serviced.

Increasing Energy Bills

If you keep your eyes on the books, you know about how much you should expect to pay in utility costs every month (or every season). If you notice that those costs are starting to go up, look for possible culprits; while it could be your HVAC or plumbing system, you should also have your refrigerator inspected as well. High energy bills are a sign that your appliances are working harder than necessary, which means something is wrong with your system and it's only a matter of time before it fails completely.

Changing Temperature

Keeping the inside cool is the most important part of your refrigerator's operation, so if it's nearly impossible to keep your refrigerator consistently cool — or if it keeps going below the set thermostat — have it inspected by an appliance company. The average commercial refrigerator repair service will include adding refrigerant if necessary, or the technician may suggest having the thermostat fixed. Either way, you'll need to have a way to keep the temperature inside your refrigerator at a consistent level.

Exterior Ice

It's expected to find at least some level of ice on the inside of your refrigerator, but ice on the exterior is a sign that there's a blockage with the airflow or that the system is being overloaded somehow. Since both of these problems will consist of you taking the refrigerator almost completely apart, it's best to let a commercial refrigerator repair company handle it for you instead. 

Broken Door

Another sign that your refrigerator is in need of some kind of repair is if the door won't close properly. Even if it appears closed, you might notice the food starts to spoil after a few days or the door making a lot of noise as it's open or close. This isn't a huge issue, but it is a necessary one to ensure that your refrigerator does its job to the best of its ability.