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Commercial Refrigeration Repair

Commercial refrigerators are vital pieces of equipment for the majority of commercial kitchens. So when something goes wrong, you need help in a hurry.

Our team of Yorkshire-based engineers can provide the help you need 24/7. We offer an emergency callout service as well as planned preventative maintenance for your commercial refrigerator.

With years of experience and high-level certifications, we’re the leading refrigeration repair experts in Yorkshire.

Experiencing issues with your commercial fridge? Call 01423 226578 or get in touch today.


Signs Your Commercial Refrigerator Needs Repair

A failing commercial fridge can cause serious health risks, so it’s not worth taking any risks. 

But how do you know when you need a commercial fridge mechanic? 

Signs that your commercial fridge may need repair services include:

  • Loud noises such as knocking or banging during operation.
  • The fridge is not cooling down properly. You should regularly check the temperature of the food inside your fridge as well as the refrigerator itself.
  • There is water or ice building up inside the fridge.
  • The door seal is damaged or failing, making it difficult to properly close and create a seal.

These are just a few examples of the symptoms of a failing refrigerator unit.


Risks of Not Repairing Your Commercial Fridge

If you think commercial refrigerator repair is something that can wait, you may be risking more than you think. Food or medicine that is not stored at the correct temperature may no longer be safe for human consumption, which can lead to illness.

Commercial kitchens are subject to Food Standards Agency checks, and it is your responsibility to ensure that your business continues to “operate effective food safety management procedures based on HACCP principles (hazard analysis critical control point).”

This includes keeping your commercial fridge in good working order.

As a result, it’s essential that you call an experienced professional the moment you notice any issues with your industrial fridge.


Common Commercial Fridge Repairs

Our team of experienced professionals will be able to diagnose any specific problems with your commercial fridge.

Common issues that our refrigeration engineers see include:

  • Faulty thermostats
  • Leaking gaskets or seals
  • Compressor issues
  • Condenser coil problems
  • Fan motor issues
  • Drainage problems

We understand that commercial fridges are vital for businesses, so we aim to provide fast and efficient service. As such, we will work around your schedule to cause as little disruption as possible. Our team of experienced professionals works with all models and varieties of commercial refrigerators.

Looking for a reputable industrial refrigeration repair service in Yorkshire? Give us a call today at 01423 226578.


Preventing Repairs – Commercial Refrigerator Maintenance

Breakdowns are inevitable, especially if you’ve had your industrial fridge for a while. That said, there are some strategies you can implement to extend its lifespan and avoid costly repairs.

The absolute best option is to invest in regular commercial refrigeration servicing. By scheduling quarterly or bi-annual checks, you can ensure your system is working properly and catch any issues early.

At Robinsons Facilities Services, we offer bespoke refrigeration maintenance services to best suit your business needs. Our range of planned preventative maintenance, reactive maintenance, and emergency callout packages give you the peace of mind that your system is functioning correctly. This reduces costly repairs and disruptions to your business operations.

On top of regular maintenance checks from a professional, there are several commercial fridge maintenance tasks that you can carry out yourself. These include:

  • Cleaning the interior of the fridge.
  • Inspecting food storage areas and checking that they are at a safe temperature.
  • Ensuring that the fridge doesn’t get overfilled, which can cause issues with keeping a safe temperature.
  • Removing potential contaminants and out-of-date food or medicine.

Do you run a commercial kitchen in Yorkshire? Don’t be caught short in an emergency.

Get in touch to discuss which maintenance package best suits your requirements. 


What to Do if Your Commercial Refrigerator Breaks Down?

It can be stressful when a commercial fridge freezer breaks down. But it’s important not to panic.

Follow our checklist to properly deal with fridge breakdowns:

Step 1: Call a professional refrigeration mechanic

Start by calling a reputable refrigeration repair company like Robinsons Facilities Services right away. We offer 24-7-365 callout services across Yorkshire, so you can rest assured we’ll be with you as soon as possible. Simply give us a call at 01423 226578, and we’ll do the rest.


Step 2: Find a temporary alternative cooling solution

Our refrigerator engineers will be with you promptly. In the meantime, we recommend you prioritise protecting any food, beverages, and medicines in your commercial fridge.

Transfer all perishable items (or those that must be kept at a cool temperature) to a backup fridge or other safe place. Having an extra portable cooler or mini fridge on hand is handy to have in the event of a breakdown.

If you don’t have a backup fridge, leave the contents inside the fridge and grab some bags of ice. This will help to keep things cool while you wait for us to arrive.


Step 3: Prioritise products that need cooling

If you have limited space to store your refrigerated products, think about which items absolutely need to be in the fridge and which don’t. For instance, you can remove items like fizzy drinks, bread, water, veggies, and hard cheeses as they won’t usually go bad when out of the fridge for a short time.

On the other hand, raw seafood, meat, soft cheeses, and medical products must maintain a cool temperature. As such, these should be your top priority when assigning fridge space in your backup.

Doing this ensures your products remain cool during the commercial refrigeration repair process.

Step 4: Repair time

At Robinsons Facilities Services, we offer fast response times and emergency callouts across Yorkshire. That way, our certified engineers can get your fridge unit back up and running as soon as possible.

A commercial fridge mechanic will first perform a diagnosis run to identify the issue and advise on the best course of action. If your unit is within its warranty period, we recommend contacting your commercial refrigerator manufacturer.

Ready to join the leading Yorkshire businesses that already rely on us for all their commercial refrigeration services? Get a free quote today.

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Commercial Refrigeration Repair FAQs

Refrigerators have a lifespan. And while it is possible that the refrigerator will keep going for some years it is important to establish whether a replacement might be a wise investment. As a general rule, commercial fridge freezers over 10 years old may need replacing as the cost of repairs could end up costing more in the long run.

The most common issues include locked or failed compressors, failure of the fan motor, and dirty condenser coils. All issues should be dealt with by professionals. A compressor is crucial to the function of the refrigerator.

Regular servicing is a way to spot potential problems before they flare up as well as ensuring that the refrigerator is functioning at its full potential. This can also help to expand the lifespan of the refrigerator.

Regular maintenance ensures your refrigeration system runs correctly, remains energy efficient, and has a long lifespan. We recommend a professional service every three to six months. Contact Robinsons Facilities Management to organise your next refrigeration servicing.

The average cost of a refrigeration repair in the UK varies widely depending on the severity of the issue, the type of refrigeration service, and the cost of spare parts. As a general estimate, you can expect to pay anywhere between £1,000 and £2,000.

Contact Robinsons Facilities for reputable refrigeration repair Yorkshire. Our experienced refrigeration engineers offer prompt, reliable service across Yorkshire and the North of England.

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