Top 5 Ways to Clean Your Walk-In Cooler or Freezer

As a business owner, it’s important to keep your walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer clean to ensure the safety and quality of the food you prepare and sell. That’s why it’s important to do regular cleaning including the condensing coil and gaskets. Let’s review the steps you can take to keep your refrigeration and cooling systems clean and working properly.

Clean Condensing Coil Twice a Year

It doesn’t take long for dust and dirt to build up on your unit. Without proper cleaning, this can cause costly condenser repair down the road. Keep your condenser working the way it should by cleaning it at least twice a year.

You can use a wet cloth and industrial vacuum to remove any build up and get into tight crevices.

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Clean Evaporator Coil Twice a Year

You may notice a build up of sediment in your evaporator coil if it isn’t cleaned regularly. Simply remove the pan from the evaporator coil and use an approved cleaning solution to clean the tubes and coils.

This will remove any debris and blockages and keep your unit running efficiently.

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Clear Out Drain Lines

Your walk-in cooler and freezer is constantly running. This can result in the drain lines getting clogged over time with mould and debris.

A professional technician can remove this build up safely and drain the lines so there is proper water flow again.

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Clean Inside of Walk-In Unit

It’s important to schedule regular cleaning for the inside of your walk-in unit. Food products can spill or leak, leaving behind potentially harmful bacteria that can contaminate other items in your cooler. Use a gentle disinfectant solution that will remove bacteria, hard water stains and mould.

Make sure to clean all the shelves and get into corners where debris and bacteria may collect. Remember to clean the door handles too which can be contaminated by everyone touching it. Once you are done, remember to dry all surfaces. A build up of water can cause bacteria to return and create a risk for trips and falls.

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Clean Door Gaskets of Walk-In

Door gaskets in walk-in refrigeration units can harbour dangerous bacteria. That’s why it’s critical to ensure they get cleared as often as possible. Clean door gaskets can prevent mould and mildew from building up. Check to ensure that there is no buildup preventing your door from closing.

A door that won’t seal will not keep food cold enough and may cause harmful bacteria to develop. Use a gentle cleanser with a disinfectant to clean around the door gasket. Once you are finished, use a vinyl seal to help prevent deterioration.

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Contact the Pros

The professional refrigeration experts at Antarctic Refrigeration can help you keep your walk-in cooler or freezer running efficiently. We can provide regular cleaning in addition to walk-in cooler and freezer repair – you can feel confident knowing that you never have to worry about your products or merchandise spoiling. 

Contact us today to discuss your refrigeration system and learn more about our repair and maintenance services.

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