Does Your Coolroom Smell Bad?

26 July 2018

The types of industries that are beholden to the use of a Coolroom, or walk-in freezer, is pretty amazing. From the medical field to the restaurant industry, coolrooms play a vital role in keeping businesses prepared and ready to handle their temperature-controlled goals. With that being said, sometimes a coolroom or walk-in freezer will run into issues, and not always the kind of issues that you’d expect. What are we talking about? We are talking about odour problems. Walking into a coolroom that smells bad can be a jarring experience and it is one that you do not want to repeat. What do you do if your coolroom smells bad? We’re glad that you asked, keep on reading to find out how to handle bad smells within your walk-in freezer.

Odour Problems in Your Coolroom

So, you walk into the coolroom located at the back of your business in order to fetch something important. You are instantly hit with a wave of odour that you know is out of the ordinary. Odour issues can be alarming because they can be caused by any number of issues, from leaks to a rotting product, and you know that you need to get the issue under control immediately. What can you do?

1) Find the Source of The Smell – The first thing you need to do is find the source of the odour in the room. Most commonly, smells are associated with products falling and getting hidden behind shelving.

2) Clean the Coolroom – In other instances, if a source for the odour cannot be found then it is possible that bacteria on the walls of the Coolroom are to blame for the smell. In this scenario, you need to empty out the coolroom in order to scrub the walls and the floor.┬áSanitation to keep bad bacteria away is a necessity.

3) Take Final Measures – Additionally, if you want to go ahead and address any lingering odour then you can consider adding a bowl of charcoal briquettes to the inside of your walk-in coolroom. These charcoal briquettes will effectively absorb odour for roughly a week or so, allowing you to reclaim a bit of fresh smelling air.

What you should take away from our discussion is simple: odours will occasionally manifest themselves within your Coolroom or walk-in freezer. The vast majority of the time, these odours are not a big deal. With frequent use, coolrooms tend to develop some smells and if they are ignored they tend to get worse. Taking quick and decisive action is the best way to eliminate odours and keep your coolroom smelling ready for daily use.

Mark Connelly
C&M Coolroom Services
Mobile: 0412 536 315

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