Prioritizing Your Appliances

3 Signs That Your Restaurant's Fridge Needs To Be Adjusted Or Repaired

Making sure that your restaurant's refrigerator stays in good shape is crucial, as the fridge helps keep your customers safe when they eat the food that you serve them. Here are a few signs to look out for that could mean the need for refrigerator adjustments or repairs.

1. Too Much Time Is Spent Cleaning

If your restaurant's fridge isn't keeping things as cold and fresh as it should be, there is a chance that something is not working properly and the fridge needs to be adjusted or repaired. Therefore, pay close attention to how often you're having to clean up food in the fridge that has gone too bad to serve to customers and how quickly food starts to leak through their containers. If you're spending more time cleaning the fridge than you did when it was still relatively new, it's probably time to schedule an inspection appointment with your service provider.

2. The Thermostat Can't Keep Up

If the thermostat can't seem to keep up with your refrigerator usage throughout the day like it used to, an adjustment or repair could make it work like new again and help save you some money on energy as time goes on. Signs that your thermostat isn't keeping up with your needs include:

  • Having to adjust the thermostat throughout the day to ensure that it stays cold enough to keep your food safe for customers.
  • Having to turn the thermometer on and off to get it to work, even if just once in a while.
  • Having to wait longer than should be necessary for food that's just been put in the fridge to get cold.
  • Having a hard time keeping food cold on days when your restaurant is closed.

If you notice any signs that your thermostat can't keep up with your restaurant's refrigeration needs, schedule an appointment with your service provider as soon as possible to have it repaired or replaced altogether.

3. Rust Is Starting to Develop

While rust developing on the outside of your fridge may not seem like it would affect its overall performance, there are actually a few ways that the rust could become an interference. If the rust is close to one of the fridge's seals, it could weaken the seal and keep the fridge from being able to effectively keep temperatures cold inside.

And the rust could eat away at the surface of the fridge until it can no longer properly insulate all of the food that you keep inside of it. Luckily, your service provider should be able to take steps to remove at least some of the rust and prevent more from developing. For more information, contact your local commercial refrigeration repair service today.