4 things to do if your commercial refrigerator stops working

4 things to do if your commercial refrigerator stops working

No one wants a commercial refrigerator riddled with faults that affect its output. After all, this can result in extended periods of downtime, expenses due to loss of earnings and a distressing period for those whose facilities are temporarily on hold! The concerns are understandable, but with prior knowledge in mind, you can act quicker and more decisively if you ever encounter a fault.

Here at J&M Refrigeration, the commercial refrigeration experts, we thought we’d share with you the best way to approach a faulty refrigerator, to have it back in working order as soon as possible.

Try to figure out the problem

Okay, we know you’re unlikely to be an expert in commercial refrigeration repair, but this shouldn’t stop you trying to figure out what the problem could be.

Some issues that arise with a refrigerator are fairly easy to spot. Perhaps a certain area of the system seems to be more affected than others, is emitting a strange sound or what exactly is happening to your produce could give you a clue.

Of course, we’re not expecting you to fix the issue yourself, but knowing more about the problem from further inspection should give you peace of mind. Moreover, if you’ve identified exactly where the problem is, this can help further down the line when providing more information to a refrigeration expert should you decide to call upon them.

Turn off your refrigerator

Without extensive knowledge of what the problem could be and how to fix it, the safest and most sensible option is to turn the refrigerator off completely.

Your system may need to be running to identify the issues you’re facing, but once you’ve figured out what it could be, it’s best to turn the system off.

Resort to a backup system

As we know, overcrowding in a commercial refrigerator is a big no no, potentially causing faults to your system. So, if your reserve refrigerators are already full to the brim, we don’t recommend adding any more. But if, room permitting, there is space available in any other refrigerators you have at your disposal, it may be worth temporarily moving your produce there – providing they can be housed at the same temperature.

This will make sure products don’t spoil, whilst your faltering fridge is undergoing surgery, restoring it to its prior condition!

Call an expert

Once you’ve figured out what the problem may be, or even if you have no idea, it’s probably time to call in an expert. A professional will be able to quickly diagnose the problem. And the troubleshooting you tried earlier? That will really help when you get in touch. As, by providing a technician with as much information about your issues as possible, they can be better prepared when they arrive – potentially shortening downtime and giving you a refrigerated display cabinet that achieves optimum performance again quicker than you expected.

Get in touch today

Here at J&M Refrigeration, we pride ourselves on exceptional knowledge and experience in our field, combined with quick call out times and unrivalled customer service. So, if you’re experiencing a problem and need the help of a professional, our team are the people to call upon.

To contact us, call  0121 644 0555 and we can discuss the next steps with you. You can also email us at admin@jamrefrigeration.co.uk or fill out our online form for a swift response from one of the team.

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