3 Fundamental Tips for Freezer Storage and Refrigeration

In North Central Florida, May ushers in rising temperatures and an increased demand on freezer storage and commercial refrigeration. Now is an important time for businesses across Ocala, The Villages, and surrounding areas to ensure refrigeration systems are running at peak performance for proper food storage and safety.

Don’t Underestimate the Cost of Refrigeration System Failures
Unfortunately, refrigeration and freezer failures go beyond repairs or scheduling a new installation.  Temperature malfunctions, corroded parts, unsanitary conditions, and system breakdowns can also destroy food supplies. Freezing and refrigerating foods at the correct temperature is essential for preventing the growth of harmful bacteria, fungi, mold, yeasts, and other microorganisms. 

Simply put, the cost of downtime and throwing out perishable food supplies comes at a high price. That is why prevention is the key to protecting your freezers for safe food storage. 

Commercial Refrigeration and Preventative Maintenance Plans
Restaurants, kitchen facilities, food vendors, and stores can take proactive measures to protect their commercial refrigeration systems. Consider these fundamental tips to protect, monitor, and clean your commercial walk-in freezers, reach-in freezers, refrigerators, reach-in coolers, deli cases, and other food storage systems:

  1. PROTECT: Prevent problems before they happen by starting a preventative maintenance plan with professional technicians.  United Refrigeration, Heating and Air offers value-added preventative plans and options, which include checking refrigerant levels, inspections of fans and compressors, securing hinges, checking gaskets, clearing drains, cleaning system parts, making repairs, and other vital services.
  • MONITOR: Ensure your employees and management teams diligently evaluate and observe system performance.  As a company asset stocked full of inventory, you will want your team monitoring temperatures, cleanliness, and performance during day-to-day operations. United’s technicians can provide you advice regarding how to check and adjust thermostats, temperatures, and cycling for food storage safety.
  • CLEAN: Perform frequent cleanings of all refrigeration systems as well as your ice machines. This includes sanitizing interiors, bins, and parts. Proper cleaning protocols can boost efficiency and extend the life of your equipment. In addition to optimizing system performance, stringent cleanings can reduce food contamination and odors.

United’s technicians service brands and models like True, Beverage Air, Blue Air, Master-Bilt, and Traulsen.  United is also a service and warranty contractor for commercial ice machines, such as Scotsman, Manitowoc, Hoshizaki, and more.  Each brand requires different protocols, which is why it is important to trust the professionals to maintain and protect your equipment.

United Refrigeration, Heating and Air’s team has provided speedy services for over 30 years. Call 352-629-1187 for new installations, system maintenance, or repair services.

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