When you work in the food industry, there are few words more frightening than “downtime”. They say time is money – and in this case, that’s definitely true.
If your cold room is out of action – especially if you’re relying on it to keep produce fresh during lockdown – you’ll be waving goodbye to your profits.
How can you avoid this dreaded situation?
Cold Rooms: Problems Waiting To Happen
You might think that your cold room is perfectly fine on the surface. However, problems can develop over time, particularly in a busy enterprise where the room is in regular use.
By the time you spot them, it could already be too late. The biggest problem area tends to be the door. For a cold room to work effectively, there needs to be an airtight seal around any entrances. If this seal breaks or degrades, the cold room will lose efficiency and could shut down altogether.
To make matters worse, doors are used every time someone enters or exits the room. That puts a strain on the seal and makes it more likely to break.
By the time you call an engineer out for cold room door repairs, you could already be losing money.
Keeping The Right Temperature
Sometimes, your door seal may not break but instead weaken over time. Without regular cold room maintenance, this can lead to your machinery working overtime to keep the temperature at the right level.
Not only does this increase your running costs, but it also makes it more likely that you’ll suffer a complete breakdown, and need a full commercial walk-in freezer repair.
What happens next? If your cold room is not keeping produce at the correct temperature, it may become unsafe for consumption. This leads to an immediate loss of profits. Worse, if fresh produce is not available, customers will vote with their feet and move on to another business.
It can take a very long time to repair your reputation. All in all, a cold room breakdown can be a disaster.
Prevention Is Better Than Cure
The key is to address major cold room repairs before they happen. We don’t expect you to be an expert in the maintenance of cold rooms – that’s where MTCSS comes in.
We offer full refurbishment services, allowing you to upgrade and refresh the areas of your cold room that need it. This can stop problems before they arise.
Spares & Parts
As well as on-site refurbishment upgrades and repairs, MTCSS can supply replacement spares and parts.
When you need walk-in freezer door repair, it’s best to replace the faulty parts. This will save you money in the long run, by focusing on the specific pieces that need to be upgraded. You may be able to prevent a full breakdown, with all its unwanted costs and consequences.
Find Out More
To avoid the need for a full walk-in freezer repair, contact MTCSS about refurbishment or spare parts.
We’ll do all that we can to keep your cold room in good working order for longer.