Regardless of the kitchen’s size, anyone who has ever spent time in a commercial kitchen knows that the refrigeration equipment is nearly as important as the oven and range. Unless the restaurant gets fresh shipments of food daily, the commercial fridge has to be able to keep food edible and safe for a potentially long period of time.
With this in mind, it’s obvious that a restaurant needs its commercial fridge to be fully operational at all times. Thankfully, there are several signs that your commercial fridge is on its last legs and will need commercial refrigeration repairs in Nogales, AZ sooner rather than later. Here are a few of the signs that you need to call us to fix one of the most important appliances in your kitchen:
- No noise: Each commercial fridge should make an unmistakable low humming noise when you open the door. The noise comes from the fan and the compressor. Although it may be a bit annoying at times, it’s a sign that the fridge is working. If you walk into the fridge and don’t hear anything, make sure you give us a call. The fridge likely needs to be repaired quickly!
- Strange sounds: On the opposite end of the spectrum, you may also have a problem if your commercial refrigerator is making too much noise. Loud banging or knocking noises coming from inside of the fridge can be caused by problems with several different components. The compressor’s motor might be loose and necessitate a call to a repair technician. The compressor itself might be broken or failing, and will need to be replaced as soon as possible. Finally, the condenser fan or coils might need to be repaired or totally replaced. Only a certified technician will know for sure what the root cause of the problem is and be able to repair or replace the faulty component.
- Wrong temperature: Your commercial fridge needs to be set at the proper temperature at all times in order for the food inside to stay safe and edible. If the temperature is too warm or too cold, there’s most likely an issue with the compressor. Usually it’s just dirty and needs to be professionally cleaned. Give us a call to clean it, or make any repairs if the problem turns out to be something more serious.
- Unusually high energy bills: Most restaurants run on razor-thin margins; there’s usually no room in the budget to pay for sky-high electric bills. The fridge uses a lot of energy, but if the restaurant’s electric bill is higher than usual, it’s not a bad idea to give us a call to inspect the unit. A faulty motor compressor is typically the culprit of a high bill. If the cost of repairs is really high, and your fridge is really old, it may be time to think about replacing it. New commercial refrigeration equipment is much more energy efficient and costs a lot less than you might think.
If your kitchen’s fridge appears to be failing, be sure to call Bustamante Refrigeration for commercial refrigeration repairs in Nogales, AZ as quickly as possible. We’re available 24/7 to help you keep your operation running smoothly!
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