The importance of commercial refrigeration repair for your business

Whatever industry you’re in, if you rely on a refrigeration unit as part of your business then you will likely already know the importance of regular upkeep. Known as planned preventative maintenance (PPM), ensuring your commercial fridges are maintained and running efficiently should be part and parcel of your everyday operations – but exactly how essential is regular refrigeration maintenance for your business?

At J&M Refrigeration, we specialise in refrigeration services. Recognising how vital a well running fridge is to the smooth running of a business is at the core of what we do, which is why we offer our customers a 24/7 commercial fridge repair service to enable you to keep your business ticking over safely, no matter what your industry.

What does commercial fridge maintenance involve?

For many industries who rely heavily on refrigeration, having routine maintenance can seem like a pain and a hindrance to business operations. However, if your using commercial refrigeration to serve food, store medications or chill beverages, failure to keep standards high can have a direct impact on how well your business performs.

These aren’t the only examples of industries which depend on working refrigeration. In fact, there are many sectors out there which depend on refrigeration in some shape or form – so how much can you really afford to lose by neglecting the upkeep of your refrigeration?

Here at J&M, we like to go above and beyond to ensure your refrigeration never causes you problems, which is why we offer a number of PPM contacts to suit a range of industries and budgets. On top of this, we also offer reactive maintenance ensuring we are on hand to offer commercial fridge repair 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our routine maintenance typically involves:

  • Checking the temperature of your commercial refrigerator
  • Inspection of refrigerator condensing and evaporator coils for build-up of dirt and grime
  • Ensure compressor and fan motor are operating efficiently
  • Overall check for signs of wear
  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Calibrating the thermometers

Why you should consider taking out routine commercial fridge maintenance

Think of your commercial refrigerator system like you would your car. Once a year you take your car in for its MOT, despite the fact that it may be running perfectly fine and presenting no issues at all. However, until this routine maintenance is performed by specialists, underlying issues cannot be identified – commercial refrigeration maintenance is the same.

You may think your fridges are working as they ought to be, but often issues can take time to become obvious, and in the meantime, you could be overusing energy or using a refrigeration system that is not performing as well as it could be.

Consider J&M Refrigeration for your commercial fridge repair

When it comes to keeping your business up and running, there’s nothing as important to us here at J&M Refrigeration. Our refrigeration services are designed to make your life easier and to provide your customers the best possible experience.

So, whether you’re looking to get a new refrigeration system fitted, or you want to improve your maintenance plan – we can help. Get in touch with us today on 0121 544 0770, or fill in our short contact form and one of our team will be happy to help.

 

 

 

How you can use display fridges to improve your bakery

Have you ever stepped into a bakery and been enticed by the range of delicacies on offer? Refrigerated display cabinets are a strong marketing tool, and one that you’ll have likely fallen victim to before, but just how important is the right commercial display fridge for your bakery business?

Whether you’re selling freshly made cream cakes or homemade pies, using the correct storage to keep your produce fresh and tasty, without hindering the aesthetics of your display, is vital to your success.

Here at J&M Refrigeration, we understand just how important it is to get the right type of refrigeration service for your business, and today we are going to be taking you through the benefits of a refrigerated display cabinet for your bakery.

Why is refrigeration important in a bakery?

The correct refrigeration is important in almost every industry. but, when it comes to storing and serving food, the need for a commercial refrigerator that will keep your produce fresh and safe to eat is imperative.

Different food industries will require different types of refrigeration and optimum temperatures to keep items fresh and standards high. The wrong type of refrigeration, or incorrect settings, could result in food spoiling, ultimately becoming a drain on money, stock and resources.

When it comes to finding the perfect commercial refrigeration service for your bakery, two of the most crucial factors to consider are temperature and humidity – there’s nothing worse than spoilt and soggy pastries. It’s also important to store and display your produce in a way that will appeal to customers and passers-by, and at J&M Refrigeration, we’ve got the perfect solution.

Our refrigerated display cabinets are the perfect way to keep goods fresh, whilst offering customers a full view of exactly what you’re selling in an aesthetically pleasing way. But what are the other benefits of using a commercial refrigeration service in your bakery?

  • Enhance business sales
  • A hygienic storage solution
  • Low maintenance (easy to clean)
  • Easy stock control – keep an eye on what products are running low
  • Display options – choose from different lighting and signage to switch up your display
  • Energy efficiency – with our display fridges, you don’t have to open and close a door every time you want to get a product out – helping to minimise the amount of cold air being lost

 

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Select your perfect commercial refrigerator with us

If you’re on the market for a more efficient refrigeration service, then we think we have just what you’re looking for! From high-spec display fridges to serve over fridges and multideck display fridges – we have an option to suit your requirements.

At J&M Refrigeration, we also believe in offering our customers a lifelong service, meaning that as well as supplying and fitting your commercial fridge, we will also help to maintain it through regular services and 24/7 emergency commercial fridge repair, should you need it.

To find out more, why not give us a ring today – or fill in our quick contact form and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

How to properly clean your commercial refrigerator

It probably goes without saying – but keeping your commercial refrigerator clean at all times is of paramount importance. Whether you work in food, hospitality or even medicine – refrigerators compromised by dirt and bacteria can have a negative impact on your business. But do you know how to keep your commercial fridge in peak condition?

 At J&M Refrigeration, we specialise in the installation and maintenance of commercial refrigeration and air conditioning – so we’ve seen first-hand how important regular upkeep is for the smooth running of a business. With health and safety at the forefront of our industry, today we want to share our top tips for cleaning your commercial refrigerators – no matter what sector you work in!

Why is it important to keep your commercial refrigerator clean?

A huge number of our customers work within the food and hospitality industries, where hygiene, health and safety are crucial. It is for this reason that we have gone above and beyond for our customers to ensure they can maintain their commercial refrigeration in-between scheduled maintenance checks.

Regularly cleaning your commercial refrigerator can offer the following benefits:

  • Avoids contamination
  • Prevents illness
  • Helps keep on top of stock and keeps fresh produce in rotation
  • Complies with FSA regulations
  • Maintains high standards and reputation
  • Prevents loss of profits
  • Improves lifespan of your refrigerator
  • Prevents food wastage

How to clean your commercial refrigerator in five easy steps

1. Appropriate attire – wear gloves!

The chances are that if you handle medication, or fresh produce – you wear gloves. So, when it comes to cleaning your commercial refrigeration, why should the rules be any different?

Using a fresh pair of undamaged gloves every time you go to do a deep clean of your commercial refrigerator not only keeps hygiene standards high, but it also prevents damage to your hands from harsh cleaning chemicals.

2. Remove all existing items before you start to clean

We never advise doing a clean of your commercial refrigerator without first removing its contents. Trying to clean around items that are in your fridge can increase the risk of contamination, and means you are missing large surface areas that could require cleaning.

Once you have emptied the refrigerator entirely, it will be much easier for you to spot any spillages, dirt or staining before the deep clean commences. It will also give you a clear view of what products you have and the chance to ensure stock that is nearing its expiration can be appropriately placed towards the front of the refrigeration.

3. Deep cleaning your commercial refrigerator

Once you are happy that the surface dirt has been removed, it’s now time to go in with a deep clean. The first thing you need to do is remove any shelves as these will be easier to clean separately.

Using hot water and an approved detergent, begin by cleaning the interior of your fridge with a clean cloth. Once you’re satisfied that all surfaces have been covered – and any remaining residue has been removed – it is time to use a disinfectant.

Using an approved disinfectant, go over the entirety of your refrigerator to ensure all areas have been appropriately cleaned of any remaining bacteria or dirt. You can then follow the same steps for any shelves that have been removed from the refrigerator.

We advise letting your refrigerator air dry. If this is not possible, using a clean, dry cloth is also suitable.

4. Reassembling your commercial refrigerator

Once all the components and your refrigeration unit are fully dry, it is time to reassemble ready for restocking. We recommend that older produce is displayed towards the front and new at the back to save from wasting goods and money.

It is also an ideal time to check your products aren’t spoiled, if appropriate, you may want to give your goods a wipe down before placing them back in the refrigerator.

5. Keep up with regular maintenance checks with J&M Refrigeration

You may already be on top of keeping your commercial refrigerator clean, but how often do you get it serviced? At J&M Refrigeration we do more than provide refrigeration for your business – in fact – we also offer 24/7 emergency maintenance and a range of other upkeep options to suit your needs.

If you want to get the most out of your money and keep your commercial refrigeration working for years to come, then we can certainly help. So why not get in touch with us today?

Answering your most asked questions on commercial air conditioning

Are you a business owner looking for a reliable commercial air conditioning unit? Whether you’re looking to install air conditioning for the first time, or you require your existing AC system to be serviced – at J&M Refrigeration, we have years of industry knowledge to support your business needs.

At J&M Refrigeration, we specialise in commercial refrigeration, but that’s not all we can do! As part of our mission to support industries across the UK, we offer both air conditioning installation and 24/7 air conditioning servicing, so that your business can thrive round the clock.

We’ve been part of the commercial refrigeration industry for over 30 years now, and in that time, we have received hundreds of questions from customers about the benefits of commercial air conditioning. So, today we want to answer some of your most frequently asked questions so that you can make the most out of your AC unit.

What industries require commercial air conditioning?

We are frequently surprised by the amount of people who don’t consider air conditioning to be a vital part of a commercial property. Often, we are faced with the same opinion, namely that AC units only belong in high end commercial properties, or where food and drink are prepared and served.

However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Whilst some commercial buildings could benefit more from installing commercial air conditioning, at J&M Refrigeration, we provide our air conditioning services to a variety of businesses across a range of industries.

From restaurants and bars to corner shops and hotels – well-maintained air conditioning can offer enhanced comfort, increased reliability and increased energy efficiency for your business.

How often should I have my air conditioning serviced?

Whether you have AC units at home or as part if your commercial property, they all require servicing to ensure they are running to their optimal potential. Commercial air conditioning units are typically used more regularly than those within the home, so it is recommended that these are serviced twice a year as a minimum.

At J&M Refrigeration, we offer a 24/7 maintenance service to all of our customers, because we understand how important fully functioning air conditioning is for the safe and successful running of a business. So, whether you are due a service or not, if you suspect an issue with your AC unit, you can rely on us to get the issue resolved efficiently.

Can my air conditioning control humidity in my building?

Everybody knows that air conditioning is effective in reducing the temperature of a space, but whether it can reduce humidity too is one of the most common queries we receive. If your commercial property has a large amount of heat-producing equipment, then you may have noticed a build-up of humidity which can be uncomfortable, unsightly and even damaging to goods.

Thanks to the refrigerant within the AC unit, it can effectively remove both heat and humidity, whilst simultaneously blowing cool air into the room. This is one of the core reasons behind the importance of regular maintenance as, if there is an internal issue, your unit will stop working effectively – which could have a detrimental impact on your business.

How can I ensure that my air conditioning unit lasts as long as possible?

At J&M Refrigeration, we are always on hand to support you with your air conditioning maintenance. There are also things you can do yourself to help your unit last as long as possible.

  • Keep your air conditioning unit free from obstruction – covering your AC unit can be dangerous and can quickly damage the system if there is an airflow issue.
  • Give it a break – we understand this may not always be possible, but if you can give your AC unit a break from being active, this can help to preserve its shelf-life.
  • Consult a professional – if you’re a business owner, then the chances are you haven’t got time to start looking into your commercial AC unit. That’s why we do what we do, so that you can concentrate on your day-to-day business! If you are ever unsure about the health of your air conditioning system, or simply want peace of mind that it is working at its best, get in touch with us on 0121 544 0555.

See how J&M Refrigeration can help your business keep cool this summer

The temperature is rising as summer approaches, so there is no better time to ensure your AC unit is working to its optimum potential. Whether you want to get an air conditioning unit installed or want one of our experts to check out your current setup, we can help! Contact us today for a no obligation quote.

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