Take one look at the modern day walk in coolers and deli cases, and they appear to be practically indestructible and maintenance free. While this assumption rings true when you compare them with refrigeration products of earlier generation but you can’tdeny the fact that by following a set maintenance and cleanliness routine you can add years to lives of your deli cases and walk-in coolers.
The thing that needs to be cleaned with regularity is door gaskets and hinges as gaskets are made of rubber which makes them prone to rotting when left caked with food or filth. Needless to say, rotten gaskets affect their sealing properties adversely. It is best to wipe off spill immediately with a cloth soaked in plain water.
If the gasket is already covered with grime and food, you are advised to clean them with a solution of baking soda in warm water or soap solutions. Harsh chemicals should be avoided at any cost as it can react with the surface of your walk in cooler and damage it. When the door gasket of your walk-in cooler becomes cracked, damaged or stiff, it does not allow the magnet to seal properly and you have to replace it.
Hinges just need to be rubbed with petroleum jelly to remain in good working condition. Use mop to keep the floor of your deli case clean but under no condition hose it out. Too much water can flood the seals between floor panels and harm the insulation. The main reason of heating up of compressor motor which also shortens its life is dirty coils. These coils should be clean the coils every 3 months with a vacuum cleaner. Twice a year, use a self-rinsing cleaner, soap and water along with a firm bristled brush to clean evaporator and condensing coils of your walk in cooler.
Lastly, at least once a year engage the services of a service technician to ensure that drain lines are clean and not clogged with any debris. To know more about deli cases, walk in coolers and their maintenance, logon to www.bushrefrigeration.com
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