A Guide to Cold Room Maintenance and Care

A commercial cold room is a crucial component in industries such as food, pharmaceutical, hospitality and horticulture. Fonko’s cold rooms ensure that perishable products are stored at the right temperature to prevent spoilage. As such, it’s essential to maintain a commercial cold room to ensure that it operates at optimal efficiency. In this guide, we’ll discuss the best practices for maintaining a commercial cold room.


Regular Cleaning

A clean cold room is essential to maintaining the quality and safety of perishable products. The room should be cleaned regularly to prevent the buildup of mould and bacteria. Start by removing all the products from the cold room and then use a purpose-made cleaning solution to clean the walls, shelves and floors thoroughly. After cleaning, make sure the cold room is dry before returning the products.


Temperature Control

The temperature of the cold room should be monitored constantly to ensure it remains within the recommended range. This can be easily achieved with a digital thermometer to check the temperature, and if necessary, adjust the temperature control settings to maintain the desired temperature. 


Regular Maintenance

To ensure the cold room operates at optimal efficiency, it’s important to carry out regular maintenance. This includes checking the door seals for any signs of wear and tear and replacing them if necessary. Check the air vents for any blockages and clean them if needed. Also, check the refrigerant levels and top up if necessary.


Product Organisation

Proper organisation of products in the cold room can help maintain a consistent temperature. Place the products in a way that allows for proper air circulation and ensures that products are not blocking the air vents. This will ensure that the temperature remains consistent throughout the room, preventing the products from spoiling.


24/7 Emergency Care

Fonko provides around-the-clock servicing & maintenance for commercial cold rooms to ensure that in the case of failure, a fully qualified engineer is available day or night to deal with any issues and save perishable items. 


Maintenance of a commercial cold room is essential. Regular cleaning, maintenance, temperature control and proper organisation of products are some of the best practices for maintaining a commercial cold room. Get in touch with Fonko for cold room maintenance plans today.

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