Most business owners know that they have to keep a walk-in cooler/freezer clean to maintain it properly. Cleaning techniques are important to ensure safety and continued function of the equipment. The following tips will remove soiling while keeping the unit operating efficiently.
– Water will freeze quickly in a cooler or freezer, which can create a dangerous situation. For extra cleaning time without fear of water freezing, mix one cup of isopropyl alcohol into a gallon of hot, soapy water. Eventually, when the water cools down enough it will begin freezing. At that point, mix a fresh gallon of water to continue cleaning.
– Clean evaporator and condensing coils at least twice per year. Use plain soap and water and a stiff brush for washing these surfaces. Ensure that the areas immediately in front of the evaporator and condensing coils remains clear to prevent airflow obstructions.
– Door gaskets are important for keeping the interior of a walk-in cooler/freezer cold. Use soap and water to wipe down gaskets regularly. Cleaning will prevent mildew and bacteria from forming on these surfaces. Regular maintenance should also help avoid costly cracking and damage, which can prevent a good seal around the door.
– Always mop up liquid spills immediately if they occur. Allowing spills to remain will lead to patches of ice forming, which can be dangerous.
A clean and well-maintained walk-in cooler/freezer will operate more efficiently for a longer period of time. Follow these tips for best results!