Preventative Maintenance for Your Commercial Refrigeration Units

Hey out there, Myrtle Beach! Cool Cat coming to you with the info you need to know about your commercial refrigeration units. With so many places closed down lately waiting out the coronavirus, this is a great time to have your refrigeration units serviced so you are ready to go for the hot summer! You can have your service appointment now while things are slow or closed down and avoid interrupting business once everything is opened back up again. A typical service appointment will clean, inspect and perform maintenance on the condenser, the compressor unit and the evaporator. Let’s check out what that looks like.


Condenser Maintenance

Here is a short list of the things your technician will check and do to ensure your condenser is running optimally:

  • Clean the condenser coil
  • Check operation of condenser fans
  • Inspect fan blades for wear and tear
  • Tighten all fan screws
  • Lubricate motors or replace worn out motors


Compressor Unit Maintenance

Your technician will perform the following tasks when inspecting and checking your compressor unit:

  • Inspect and tighten all electrical components and connections
  • Test operation of the control system
  • Check safety controls
  • Inspect all pressure controls
  • Check and adjust oil level in the compressor
  • Test the defrost controls
  • Check refrigerant levels and also check for any leaks
  • Check hose lines for wear and tear
  • Check insulation on the refrigerant line
  • Replace any missing valves or cap covers


Evaporator Maintenance

When maintaining and inspecting your evaporator(s), your technician will do the following to keep your evaporator running smoothly:

  • Clean drain pan and check for proper drainage
  • Clean the evaporator coil(s)
  • Check all defrost heaters
  • Check fan motors and blades and lubricate or replace as necessary
  • Tight fan screws and replace worn fan blades
  • Inspect and tighten all electrical connections

As you can see, your technician has a long list of issues to check for and things to inspect. When you are ready to have your regular commercial refrigeration maintenance done, you can count on the cats at Carolina Cool. They have the technology and know-how to give you the best service in the Grand Strand. That’s cooooool!