Keeping your Coolroom Clean and Mould-Free

13 July 2020

The food industry typically uses coolrooms to store and refrigerate a huge amount of food products and beverages. But aside from this industry, coolrooms are also utilised by floral, cosmetics, and technology industries in storing products and devices that need to be refrigerated and cooled down. Flowers, cosmetic products, and technological devices do not work well with a warm or hot environment. Under warm or hot temperatures, these products tend to wilt, melt, and malfunction, respectively. Cold environments, however, can provide the needed element for their stability and longevity.

When performing optimally, coolrooms can easily provide the needed consistent temperature and surrounding condition for the stored products. They also allow business owners to obtain adequate storage space for stocking products that will be sold or used soon. Keep in mind, though, that these mentioned benefits can only be acquired and experienced if coolrooms will be kept clean and mould-free all the time.

Mould Growth in Coolrooms

Coolrooms that are maintained regularly do not have to worry about mould growth and formation. However, if certain parts of the coolroom are already faulty or broken, then the chances of mould growth and development can be high. After all, mould grows when there is a huge source of moisture, a certain range of temperature, and a compatible source of food.

A coolroom that has high humidity conditions, as well as excessive moisture, will eventually cause mould to develop. Excessive moisture can accumulate in your coolroom if there is condensation on the walls or pools of water on the ground. Condensation forms whenever warm air enters the room. The entry of warm air can be caused a cracked or damaged sealing around the door.

The presence of food spills in certain areas of the coolroom can also lead to the development of mould. Without regular cleaning, mould can grow and accumulate over time. As time goes by, they can now affect the quality of your products and contaminate them very quickly. The presence of mould can also cause health risks among people who are allergic to mould spores.

Keep Coolrooms Mould-Free

To prevent the damaging effects of moulds, then you must keep your coolrooms clean. One of the best ways to prevent mould development is to assess and evaluate the condition of your coolroom. 

If there are loose seals, small cracks, and leaks in the coolroom, then they must be solved and repaired right away. If possible, you must also remove any existing wood shelving so that moisture will not have a place to latch into. Your vent must also be in good condition so that it will allow humid air to leave and keep the untainted cold air circulating. Food products that are already expired must also be removed and discarded so that mould will not have any food source for their growth and development.

And in case the development of mould has already taken place, then you must give your coolroom a deep and thorough cleaning to effectively remove all mould spores. Remove all items and components of the coolroom that have mould. Then, clean the surfaces, shelves, walls, and ceiling of the coolroom with a suitable chemical solution. You can also use a combination of warm water and baking soda in cleaning your coolroom. An abrasive scrubber is recommended for removing spills and debris from the surfaces of the room. Any build-up of dirt, dust, and other particles must also be removed through a vacuum. Ensuring a clean and mould-free coolroom can help your business succeed and save from unexpected maintenance and repair expenses. If you want to have professionals clean and maintain your coolroom, feel free to contact us at C&M Coolroom Services. We are a WPCG (formerly API) accredited company offering a comprehensive range of high quality commercial and industrial coolroom and freezer room installation, repair, renovation, and maintenance services.

Mark Connelly
C&M Coolroom Services
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