Cold room units are a vital element of many cold storage, farming and distribution businesses. As such, they are one of the most important investments that many new businesses are required to make. To ensure that the installation is a successful one, there are a few important details to get right. Here are the five boxes to tick.
1) Make A Plan
When preparing for your cold room unit, planning is everything. There are several strategic considerations that can help to construct a robust approach. These include calculating a realistic budget, considering your spatial requirements, and determining how many shelving units are needed. Also, ascertain the type of flooring that is required and the cleaning demands that accompany the flooring material.
2) Consider The Regulations
Depending on the purpose of the cold storage unit, different regulations will apply. Variables include the size, the required temperature, and the material/products being stored. The most efficient way to find out whether any regulations cover your cold room is to ask for expert advice. Be aware that this advice may be liable to change in light of the recent Covid-19 situation. Suppliers will be monitoring this, so get in touch if you are unsure.
3) Partner With A Reputable Supplier
Like any strategic investment, it pays to consider how and why a cold storage unit will be used long term. One of the most critical long-term aspects is the reliability of the supplier, as this affects the budget, delivery time, and on-going support. A proven track record of service delivery, clear evidence of experience, and a portfolio of testimonials will demonstrate the reputability of the supplier.
4) Don’t Settle For The Cheapest Offer
False economy is always a risk with cold storage rooms. Cheaper options tend to cause problems further down the line, leading to an accumulation of increased costs and inefficiency. Instead, focus on finding the ideal solution for your requirements. It is advisable to seek professional advice when determining which type of unit is the best fit for the task, and experts can offer insight into how to achieve this within the required budget. The more experienced the supplier, the more successful the budgeting is likely to be.
5) Consider Preventative Maintenance
Maintenance can be an expensive business, but it doesn’t have to be. Good suppliers will be able to offer warranties and on-going support, and can advise on servicing and replacement parts. As a general rule, the more rigorous the maintenance, the less likelihood of a costly breakdown. As such, preventative strategies are a wise investment.
MTCSS is a supplier with experience, a strong reputation, and expertise. To talk to a professional about your cold storage unit requirements give us a call today.