Businesses prosper and expand, or maybe the owner simply makes a calculated decision to pick up and relocate to a new district, one that has a diverse clientele. And why not, when the practise is so straightforward? The operation packs its belongings and seamlessly swings back into motion in the new location. Of course, in the case of a restaurant or commercial food supplier, things take on a more complicated outlook, especially when it comes to handling that heavy-duty freezer sitting at the back of the kitchen. But don’t worry, there are specialist services in place to handle this eventuality.
Dismantling Coolrooms and Freezers Takes Technician Know-how
The good news is that most modern walk-in units are built with relocation in mind. They lock together as panels, and this building block pattern can easily be reversed. Dismantling and relocation services are still a necessary part of the operation, though, with the trained eye of a technician inspecting each panel for damage. A water damaged panel obviously shouldn’t be included in the relocation segment of the task, as it represents a weak link in the cooling chain. Any damaged panels should be replaced. Then there’s the compressor unit and the auxiliary electrical fixtures within the chamber, components that require attention from an engineer who has experience in mechanical and electrical principles. The engineer has to isolate this equipment from its electrical supply, detach the compressor from its housing, and make the disassembled parts safe to handle. But, all things being equal, a contemporary series of coolrooms and freezers should dismantle as easily as they were first assembled.
Preparing for Relocation Work
Thus far all of the focus has gone into the dismantling stage, but there’s work to be done at the new location before we pack the insulating panels, door seals, and auxiliary parts of the coolrooms and freezers into a transport. Is there enough space at the new kitchen? Is the electricity supply ready and up to the task of handling the compressor unit? A coolroom, naturally enough, consumes less energy than a walk-in freezer. Also, the walk-in freezer generates ice, meaning more drainage is needed when or if the need for a defrost cycle occurs. Effective dismantling and relocation services account for these issues before a single tool is employed.
A modular metal-clad series of panels quickly submits to an expert team, one that knows all the ins-and-outs of dismantling and relocation services. On the other hand, older installations require more consideration, thus representing a task that will partner with an expertly compiled relocation strategy, work that will take time and planning. In both eventualities, always place a second spotlight on the new location, on power supply needs, space, and new drainage channels, especially if the relocated unit is a wak-in freezer.
Today, most businesses rely on commercial freezers to turn a profit, without these, business is dead in the water. For businesses like floral sops, bakeries, coffee houses, restaurants, bars, medical laboratories, farms and many, many more that need commercial walk-in freezers to store perishable stocks such as food. This makes maintaining walk-in freezers of paramount importance for companies that depend on them. Not only is freezer performance important for preserving perishables, but for keeping electrical costs down as well.
Is Your Freezer Performance Costing You Money?
When your business’s freezer is not maintaining or achieving the proper temperature, stocks can get damaged or not last as long as they should and spoil. Or, your electrical bill is nearly twice as much as it normally is, that means your freezer’s performance is definitely a money problem. There are a few little known factors about that can affect your freezer performance; knowing them can help improve its efficiency, and at the same time identify what is causing your freezer to not run like new.
Bad rubber door seal – Keeping the cold air inside your freezer is important, because when the cold air escapes, your freezer has to work more to replace it. The biggest loss of cold is from old or damaged rubber door seals. Cold air slowly escapes, and then your freezer’s motor has to work harder than normal to compensate. Replacing the rubber seal around your door can save you ‘big’ bucks in electrical costs yearly.
Condenser coils – Because condenser coils are responsible for removing heat, not placing other heat generating equipment near to them can help them perform better. And, because dust can accumulate on them over time, cleaning them up can also greatly help your refrigerator motor to work more efficiently; achieving the desired temperature faster and using less electricity.
Age – How old is your freezer? If maintaining or achieving the desired temperature is not possible, and your freezer is more than 10 years old, then you may have more than one internal problem, especially if your freezer hasn’t been serviced frequently. Parts get old; they wear down and need to be replaced or repaired. Call a professional refrigerator repair and maintenance service to inspect your freezer that is the best solution. You may be surprised at what they find.
There are many other factors that affect the performance of your freezer and most of them involve simple, regular maintenance by a professional refrigeration company. Regular freezer maintenance is the absolute best way to ensure that your freezer runs like new, and last as long as it can.
C&M Coolrooms can create a custom solution for your specific needs. Talk to one of team members today.