As every business owner knows, refrigeration not only makes things cold, it also holds valuable company assets. If you own a restaurant or grocery, or operate a cafeteria, you rely on your refrigerator to keep your food fresh before cooking and preparing. If you store prepared foods, you entrust your refrigerator with not only the cost of the food itself, but also the labor time it took to prepare. As the crux of the kitchen, the commercial refrigerator is heavily used, which means that it’s important to recognize when your refrigerator needs repair, and when it needs replacement. Call the Denton, TX commercial refrigeration repair and replacement experts at PRK Services today!
Determining whether to replace or repair is a diagnostic job best left to the professional, but if your refrigerator requires frequent repairs and over 10 years old, it may be time to invest in the future of your kitchen with a new energy-efficient unit. Here are some of the components of the commercial refrigerator, and the problems commonly associated with them:
- Compressor. The compressor pumps the refrigerant through the various sets of coils. As the engine of the commercial refrigerator, it may eventually become problematic. If you find that your refrigerator no longer cools properly, or if you can’t hear the motor running, the compressor may be faulty. If you hear a whirring sound in the motor that sounds as though it’s straining, then it probably is. Serious compressor problems often require replacement.
- Fans. Fans regulate the temperature of the fridge’s components. This is a necessary process in refrigeration because it works by extracting heat from the inside and dissipating it. If your fans are not working properly, your refrigerator can get very hot or stop working entirely. Fans can also become clogged with dust and debris, or be improperly wired.
- Thermostat. The thermostat communicates your desired temperature to the components of your fridge. If it is faulty, your fridge may stop running. The severity of the repair depends on whether you have an air-sensing or evaporating-sensing thermostat, or whether your refrigerator uses a low pressure control device.
The Denton, TX commercial refrigeration experts at PRK Services can handle any commercial refrigeration repair or replacement you need. We offer comprehensive commercial services, from installation to maintenance. Call PRK Services today!