How to Deal with Bad Electrical Connections in Coolrooms and Freezers

21 October 2020

Most food businesses maximise the functions of coolrooms and freezers. They help preserve the quality of food products, which are the main source of income for these businesses. So, once these coolrooms and freezers become damaged, the risk of losing money and customers will be significantly high.

One common issue with coolrooms and freezers is the presence of bad electrical connections. And if you currently own these things, then knowing the effects and signs of coolrooms and freezers with bad electrical connections can help you deal with them before they eventually hurt your business.

Bad Electrical Connections Slow You Down

Coolrooms and freezers that have faulty or bad electrical connections can create major problems for the overall functions of commercial facilities, especially the kitchen area. With faulty coolrooms and freezers, the quality of food products will deteriorate easily since they cannot be preserved and stored optimally. And as these food products get spoiled and eventually discarded, the amount of money that will be lost from them can create a huge impact on the overall performance of the business.

Aside from wasting food products, bad electrical connections in coolrooms and freezers can risk accidents in the workplace. A commercial kitchen would be lucky if these appliances will just stop operating. However, there are cases where faulty coolrooms and freezers can cause a fire within the vicinity of the business. They may likewise harm and injure people who are working around them.

Determining Electrical Connection Problems

And so, the best way to prevent the effects of faulty coolrooms and freezers is to identify them right away. Problems with their electrical connections can be easily determined by assessing some crucial elements. One of these elements is their operating temperatures. If you suspect that their temperatures are becoming inconsistent, then one thing that you would like to check is the quality of your food. Food that spoils quickly pretty much confirms the existence of inconsistent temperatures. Another confirmation of inconsistent operating temperatures would be the unusual increase in overall energy bills.

The use of a suitable thermometer can help you monitor the operating temperatures of your coolrooms and freezers. Additionally, you can also check your thermostat and record the temperatures every day to see if there are any temperature fluctuations. Minor changes in the temperatures every day are normal. Alternatively, a huge jump in temperatures means that they have faulty electrical connections. 

Dealing with Bad Electrical Connections

In resolving and dealing with bad electrical connections, the very first thing that you must do is to check any loose plug or faulty power outlet or circuit breaker. The presence of these problems usually calls for reliable electricians so that they can fix these electrical components.

However, if the problem is the coolroom or freezer itself, then you must hire the services of a professional repair team. Most of the time, repair professionals would have to open the internal components of these systems to assess their overall conditions. With bad electrical connections, they would normally switch out and replace components that power them up. But to avoid expensive repairs and replacement, you must subject your coolrooms and freezers under regular preventative maintenance.

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

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