The Effects of Poor Maintenance of Door Gaskets for Coolrooms and Freezers

22 April 2020

Door gaskets play a significant role in coolrooms and freezers. They can seal the gaps at door perimeters to effectively block any infiltration of sound, light, heat, drafts, moisture, fire, and smoke. These gaskets are essential in creating a more insulated environment, especially to those who are engaged in commercial foodservice and retail businesses. 

Coolrooms and freezers are often used to store and chill food products like poultry, raw meat, fresh produce, and beverages. Without effective insulation, most of these products can easily spoil and even affect the quality of other food products. Ineffective and faulty door gaskets are believed to be one of the main reasons why some businesses suffer easy spoilage of food. With poor maintenance of these components, you can expect to experience the following effects.

Attracts Mould and Mildew

The warmth from the outside air and the moisture from the interior of your coolrooms and freezers can readily attract mould and mildew. The accumulation of these harmful elements speeds up if your door gaskets are poorly maintained. Once the moulds and mildew have infiltrated your coolrooms and freezers, your door gaskets will become brittle and cracked over time. Moreover, the longer they stay inside your coolrooms and freezers, the more damage they can do with your products.

Affects Food Quality

The prolonged presence of moulds inside your coolrooms and freezers can affect the quality of your food products. In fact, they can be dangerous to human health. Food products that are contaminated by unwanted mould spores can cause allergic reactions. Other effects of consuming products infected with mould include congestion, wheezing, eye and skin irritation, aggravate asthma, and other respiratory disorders. In severe cases, mould contamination can even cause cancer. 

Consumes More Power

Since your coolrooms and freezers are not entirely closed and sealed, they will find ways to maintain and keep up their optimum interior temperature. They will be forced to consume more power just to eliminate and get rid of the extra heat that is coming from the outside. Since they are required to consume more power, they will have to convert more electricity, which ultimately leads to more expensive utility bills.

Damages Equipment

Poorly maintained door gaskets will continuously allow harmful elements to go inside your equipment and components. The presence of mould, mildew, and heat inside your coolrooms and freezers can eventually cause them to get damaged and wear down. Your equipment will force themselves to beat the heat by consuming more power than usual every day. The internal parts of your coolrooms and freezers will also start to wear down due to continuous exposure to heat, mildew, and mould. 

To avoid these effects, it would be best for you to have your door gaskets checked and maintained properly. If you want help in maintaining your coolrooms and freezers, just call us at C&M Coolroom Services. We cater for the full range of commercial and industrial coolrooms, freezer rooms, and controlled environments in shops, factories, and other similar premises. 

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

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