Cleaning & Maintenance
Your coolers and freezers are essentials pieces of equipment in your foodservice operation. Proper cleaning and maintenance will not only help protect proper operation for food safety and quality, it also helps maintain energy efficiency.
Cleaning recommendations may vary by unit – always follow OEM specific recommendations for cleaning and maintenance.
The thermostat must be turned to OFF and the unit disconnected from the power source whenever performing service, maintenance functions or cleaning the refrigerated area.
All personnel involved in cleaning kitchen equipment are required to wear the following safety equipment: chemical splash goggles, impervious gloves.
COOLER | Issues with temperature
FREEZER | Unit freezes up
Failure to maintain a clean condenser coil can initially cause high temperatures and excessive run times. Continuous operation with dirty or clogged condenser coils can result in compressor failures.
Gaskets require regular cleaning to prevent mold and mildew buildup and to maintain gasket elasticity.
Air conditioning helps promote dry air which cools more easily than moist air, allowing temperatures to drop 3–5°F. As a result, compressors and fans could run 2-3 hours less per day resulting in energy savings of 15–22%.