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Importance of Regular Refrigerator Maintenance

February 29, 2024 cooladmin No Comments

Refrigerators are taken for granted among the kitchen appliances, and the least attention is given. Will you leave your car in such a manner without any regular service or maintenance? Absolutely Not. Then why so negligence in your refrigerator maintenance, which works silently and ensures smooth functioning of your daily routine?

You might not have invested in your refrigerator like your car, but still, it’s one of the indispensable kitchen appliances to pay similar attention to avoid significant repair or replacement. 

At Cool Results, our expert technicians will check for the proper functioning of the refrigerator and make appropriate changes to prevent excessive wear and tear. With that, let’s dive into the commercial and sub zero refrigerator maintenance tips, checklist, and more.

Refrigerator Maintenance Tips

Commercial Refrigeration Maintenance:

  • Regular Cleaning: Clean interior and exterior components of the refrigerator, including shelves, drawers, and gaskets, regularly to remove spills and debris. 

            Note: Avoid using abrasive cleaners that might cause damage to the surfaces.

  • Condenser Coil Cleaning: Condenser coils can accumulate dust over time, reducing the cooling efficiency of commercial refrigerators. Cleaning the coils at least every three to six months can improve the airflow.
  • Door Seal Check: Inspect the door seals or gaskets regularly for dirt or damage, as they can lead to energy loss or temperature fluctuations inside the refrigerator. Clean the gaskets with warm, soapy water and replace if damaged.
  • Temperature Monitoring: Using a thermometer, monitor and adjust the refrigerator’s internal temperature regularly to maintain the recommended temperature range for food safety.
  • Freezer Defrosting: Ice buildup can reduce the refrigerator’s cooling efficiency and storage capacity. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and regularly defrost the fridge to prevent ice buildup.
  • Filter Inspection: Regularly inspect and replace the filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, as dirty or clogged filters can restrict airflow and reduce the cooling efficiency of the refrigerator.
  • Energy Monitoring: Monitor the energy consumption of your commercial refrigerator and implement energy-saving practices, such as LED lighting or upgrades to energy-efficient equipment to reduce operational costs.
  • Professional Maintenance: Consider scheduling regular refrigerator maintenance service from qualified technicians trained in servicing commercial refrigeration systems to ensure proper functionality and detect potential issues before they escalate into significant problems.

Sub Zero Refrigerator Maintenance

  • Regular Cleaning: Regularly clean the interior and exterior of the refrigerator using a mild detergent solution. Use a soft cloth and stainless steel cleaner to maintain its shine for stainless steel exteriors.
  • Condenser Coil Cleaning: The Condenser coil is either behind the grille or at the top of the unit in the sub-zero fridge. Clean this coil every three to six months to remove dust and debris buildup, which can obstruct the airflow and reduce the cooling efficiency.
  • Door Seal Inspection: Regular door seals or gasket inspections are crucial to prevent excessive wear and tear. Wipe them with a damp cloth if they are dirty or replace them if they are damaged.
  • Monitor Temperature Settings: Regularly monitor the refrigerator and freezer temperatures to ensure they are set to the recommended levels. 
  • For Sub Zero refrigerator: 
    • Refrigerator compartment: 34° F and 40°F
    • Freezer compartment: 0°F and 5°F
  • Water Filter Inspection: A clogged or expired filter can affect water quality and ice production. Hence, regularly inspect and replace the water filters according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Freezer Defrosting: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions and defrost the freezer compartment to prevent ice buildup. 
  • Schedule Professional Maintenance: Schedule regular professional maintenance from a certified technician trained in servicing sub-zero refrigerators to ensure optimal performance and longevity of your appliance.

Cool Result’s Refrigerator Maintenance Checklist

At Cool Results, we take pride in ensuring that your refrigerator operates at its peak performance, keeping your food fresh and your business running smoothly. Our expert technicians follow a comprehensive refrigerator maintenance checklist to guarantee optimal efficiency and reliability. Here’s what you can expect from our professional refrigerator repair service:

  1. Thorough Interior Cleaning: We precisely clean every nook and corner of your refrigerator’s interior, ensuring that spills and debris are effectively removed to maintain a clean and safe environment for your food.
  2. Exterior Cleaning: Our team pays attention to detail, precisely cleaning the exterior surfaces of your refrigerator, including handles and control panels, leaving them shining like new.
  3. Condenser Coil Care: We know that clean condenser coils are crucial for efficient cooling. Our technicians expertly clean your refrigerator’s condenser coils, ensuring optimal airflow and energy efficiency.
  4. Door Seal Integrity: A proper door seal is essential for maintaining consistent temperatures. We meticulously inspect and, if necessary, replace damaged door seals to ensure a tight seal and prevent energy waste.
  5. Temperature Calibration: We precisely check and calibrate your refrigerator’s temperature settings, ensuring that your food stays at the perfect temperature for maximum freshness and safety.
  6. Defrosting Expertise: Our technicians are skilled in defrosting procedures to prevent ice buildup and ensure efficient cooling if your refrigerator has a freezer compartment.
  7. Filter Replacement: We inspect and replace water filters as needed to maintain water quality and taste, ensuring that your beverages and ice are always refreshing.
  8. Professional Maintenance: Our team of expert technicians conducts thorough maintenance visits, addressing any potential issues or repairs to keep your refrigerator running smoothly.
  9. Energy Efficiency Evaluation: We monitor your refrigerator’s energy usage and recommend energy-saving practices to reduce operating costs and minimize environmental impact.
  10. Detailed Documentation: We keep detailed records of all maintenance activities, providing peace of mind and a clear record of your refrigerator’s care.


At Cool Results, we’re committed to providing exceptional service and ensuring your refrigerator operates at its best. Trust us to keep your business cool and your refrigeration system running smoothly.

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