At Quality Plumbing and Heating Inc., we’re experts in all areas of commercial kitchen equipment and food preparation. We have installed, repaired, and maintained small to large commercial kitchens for a variety of industries. Today, we’re discussing commercial refrigerators and the reasons why yours may be failing to cool.

Common Problems with Commercial Refigerators

1. Door Closure Problems

One of the most common reasons for your commercial fridge to fail is that the door isn’t closing properly. A rubber gasket on the door should act as a seal to keep the cold air in and the warm air out. It’s also possible that there is a problem with your hinges. If they are misaligned or damaged, they may be preventing your fridge from fully closing. Check for signs of damage to the rubber gasket and the hinges to see if they are the culprit.

2. Dirty or Damaged Condenser Coils

The condenser coils in your commercial refrigerator are responsible for distributing cold air throughout it. However, over time, a buildup of dirt, grease, and dust may prevent the coils from functioning properly. When this happens, the air doesn’t get treated with enough refrigerant, which results in warmer temperatures inside the refrigerator. Because regular maintenance and cleaning can help you avoid this problem, we recommend getting on one of our service plans which can be tailored to fit your needs and keep your commercial refrigerator humming.

3. Compressor Issues

Finally, we often see issues with the compressor when clients complain of a refrigerator that isn’t cooling. The compressor is the part of the fridge that pushes the refrigerant vapor to the coils, and without it, the temperature inside the fridge won’t stay consistent. If you suspect your compressor is failing, simply check to see if the fan is running but isn’t cold, then call a professional to repair the problem.

When you need food equipment service you can count on, trust the experts at Quality Plumbing and Heating, Inc. We service Indianapolis and the surrounding areas and we’d be happy to help! Contact us today at (833) 235-9260 or request service online.