Protect Your Walk-In Unit Doors And Help Them Last

Your walk-in coolers and freezers are vitally important to your business. When something goes wrong, your food items and profits are going to be put at risk. Plus, it’ll be difficult to keep up with the ongoing demands of your customers. Properly caring for your walk-in coolers will make it easier to avoid problems in the future. Although you should care for each vital component, you cannot ignore the doors and gaskets. Many business owners take the gaskets, hinges, handles, and doors for granted until it is too late. Don’t let this happen to you because you will regret your neglect. You can take certain steps to prolong the lifespan of your unit. A1 Portland Commercial Refrigeration Repair

Use the tips below to protect your assets.

  • First, you need to make sure that the door has been installed correctly. Since you’re not going to install the unit, you must pick a reputable professional. We recommend calling us because we’ll get the unit installed properly.
  • Make sure your door is protected. When your workers run in and out, they’re likely going to bump into the door often. They’ll also kick the door with their boots. Forklifts and handcarts will bang into the door too. Install kick plates to protect the door.
  • Regular maintenance is crucial since it can help you avoid costly repairs. Some units have hinges that are self-lubricating. As a result, you don’t need to lubricate this component. However, some hinges must be lubricated often. You’ll also want to clean the gaskets using soap and water. Get rid of dirt, grime, dust, and buildup to guarantee that the door is properly sealing when closed. If you need to replace a door gasket, call our office.
  • In some cases, it is essential to hire a qualified specialist. Once you’ve found ice or condensation in your walk-in cooler, call a pro. Otherwise, the problem is going to worsen before you know it.

Ensuring that your door and gaskets are working correctly can make a big difference. If the door isn’t sealed, the cold air is going to escape and hot air will enter the room. Unfortunately, this means that the equipment will have to work harder to maintain the right temperature. The added stress will cause the equipment to malfunction prematurely. Once that happens, you’re going to struggle to keep up with the demands of your guests. Call us to ensure that your system is properly maintained. We can maintain and replace door gaskets.

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