It’s a minor bit of damage, a very small thing: the door of your commercial refrigerator won’t seal fully. It might be a misaligned door, or a break in the seal around the edge, or a broken door gasket. However, this “small” fault will become a huge problem very quickly: the refrigerator in your restaurant, cafeteria, school, etc. depends on keeping a seal so it can pump out the heat and leave a cold environment trapped inside. If the cool air can escape from any spot around the door, it will—and your refrigerator’s performance will suffer, leaving behind spoiled food and other items.
For repairs for your Fairfax, VA refrigeration system, contact Air Novations. We have more than 20 years of experience working with commercial refrigeration.
Watch for these signs of an improperly sealing refrigerator door
- The refrigerator runs continually. If you notice that the refrigerator is running almost constantly (you can hear the compressor operating), then it is attempting to maintain a low temperature against an improper loss of cooling. Check the door sealing to see if this is where the cool air is escaping.
- You find your refrigerator is “sweating.” This is when moisture begins to form on the outside of the refrigerator. If cold air is escaping around the door, it will rapidly form condensation in the warmer outdoor air and turn into the “sweat” you see on the outside.
- You notice spoiled food or items that aren’t keeping cool. Once the temperature inside the refrigerator rises above 38°F, food that is supposed to stay cold will begin to spoil.
Call for repairs
The problem with proper sealing can come from damage to the seal around the door, broken gaskets, or damage on the hinges. In most cases, professionals can fix the problem (although they may recommend you replace the refrigerator if it is extremely old; sometimes this is a solution to many other issues as well) and restore your refrigerator to its proper cooling power.
We know that if you have a commercial refrigerator it is very important to your business that it works correctly. When you encounter any trouble with it, don’t put your business at risk: call experts like those at Air Novations. We can handle all your needs for commercial refrigeration in Fairfax, VA.