Most Common Reasons Behind Faulty and Malfunctioning Coolrooms

26 September 2022

Coolrooms are useful cold storage solutions that restaurants, retail stores, and other similar buildings maximise to store perishable products. Most products stored in coolrooms are meat, fruits, vegetables, seafood, and others. Aside from food products, coolrooms can also be used for storing flowers, chemicals, and other temperature-sensitive materials.

One thing that makes these cold storage solutions effective in preserving their freshness, flavour, and other notable attributes is their capability to expose them to low temperatures. Low temperatures can preserve the previously mentioned products as they slow down the growth of microorganisms responsible for their spoilage. And since coolrooms are often enclosed effectively, outdoor elements are prevented from damaging them.

But some coolrooms may suddenly malfunction after operating for a long time. Here are some of the most common reasons why coolrooms become defective.

Fluctuating Temperatures 

One of the most common reasons behind faulty and malfunctioning coolrooms is temperature fluctuations. The temperatures of coolrooms are expected to be regulated so they can preserve all the stored products effectively. But if these cold storage solutions boast fluctuating surface temperature and unstable moisture levels, mould spores may start to grow and spread. As they spread continuously, they can easily affect the quality of products being stored inside the coolrooms. Worse, they can affect the service life of the coolroom components.

Lack of Vapour Barrier

Another reason why coolrooms may become defective is the lack of vapour barriers. Vapour barriers can remove the moisture inside the coolrooms. Without installing one, coolrooms may be quickly filled with moisture, which leads to rotten walls. The ceiling of the coolrooms may also drop some water due to the lack of vapour barriers. These issues can be a problem for business owners since they can destroy their products fully. Adding vapour barriers, insulation, or re-insulation materials can help free the coolrooms from moisture and its detrimental effects.

Absence of Compartments

Compartmentalisation plays a major role in keeping the coolrooms functional. By adding the right number of compartments, the load of the coolrooms’ cooling units can be regulated appropriately. The addition of shelving and racks can likewise separate groups of products that can be delicate and sensitive. Now, the absence of proper compartmentalisation will only lead to defective coolrooms as products tend to get spoiled in a short time. Without resolving this quickly, this problem will only lead to the gradual deterioration of coolroom components.

Poor Clean-up and Upkeep

One more reason behind faulty coolrooms is poor clean-up and upkeep. Tons of products are expected to be stored inside these cold storage solutions. Since some products may get spoiled more quickly than others, they may gradually release elements inside the coolrooms. They might even spoil completely inside these cold storage solutions. Now, without cleaning and maintaining the coolrooms, these products may only emit elements that can also damage other products. Spoiled products can then negatively impact the coolroom components.

Coolrooms should always be inspected, cleaned, and maintained to make them work for a long time. They should also be equipped with materials that can make their cooling process more effective.

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Mark Connelly
C&M Coolroom Services
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