As a grocery store owner or manager, you know you’re only as good as your cooling systems. The second that one of them fails, all of your refrigerated or frozen goods become compromised. This can have a massive negative impact on your bottom line. That’s why Market Equipment’s preventative maintenance services are crucial for your Spokane, Washington grocery store.
Why Preventative Maintenance is Important
As a grocery store, the health and performance of your cooling systems will ultimately determine the success of your store. If they were to clog or break down, your food and other products would become spoiled and rotten. As you already know, this could lead to thousands of dollars in lost products.
Not to mention, if spoiled food somehow made it onto the floor and a customer became sick because of it, you could be open to lawsuits. By taking care and maintaining your refrigeration systems, your unit is far less likely to have problems. This can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
How Often Should You Get Maintenance?
The recommended amount of yearly maintenance checks will ultimately depend on how large your cooling system is. For the most part, however, experts recommend quarterly maintenance checks. In some cases, very large cooling systems may require monthly maintenance checks to ensure everything is working.
While this may seem like a lot, it’s the best way to ensure the health of your cooling systems. These are large machines that go through a lot of work on a daily basis. You need to do everything in your power to ensure they are running smoothly. Regular checks will ensure that there are no underlying conditions under your nose that require attention.
Walk-In Coolers and Freezer Preventative Maintenance
Our team will make sure that your walk-in coolers and freezers are functioning properly. We will check evaporator fans and blades, check the temperature, check the evaporator coils, and check the drain lines. Drain lines can often have a buildup of dirt and/or ice that can damage the entire system.
We will also check all systems for flood back, check racks and all piping on the roof, check the oil levels, and check for oil leaks. These leaks can be hard to notice and can disrupt the entire system if left unchecked. Finally, we will also manually trip and verify the operation of your alarm while working with the alarm company.
Our team will check and prove the operations of each individual condenser fan. Keep in mind, your cooling system is a very complex piece of machinery with many different moving parts. We must ensure that every single condenser fan is functioning or else the remainder of the system will falter.
We’re Ready to Help
Our team here at Market Equipment is here to help grocery stores in the Spokane, Washington area with their cooling system maintenance needs. We have nearly 60-years of experience in the industry. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you.