One of the things that we need to do to maintain your status quo for your cafe/restaurant/fast food franchise or any other place is that your will have to one day do some commercial fridge repair. Depending on how much wear and tear they sustain, commercial refrigerators should enjoy an average lifespan of ten years. With proper maintenance, some high-quality models can last upwards of fifteen to twenty years.
Routine maintenance can help prevent the need for emergency repairs and can drive down the amount you spend on energy and water to keep these systems running. The answer to how often you need commercial refrigeration service ranges from once per quarter to once every six months. Built-in refrigerators are almost always worth repairing. Not only are they less expensive to repair but typically have a longer lifespan anyways. Side-by-side refrigerators should be repaired within a five-year window and considered for replacement after that.
Here are the five most common signs you need to replace your commercial fridge:
- Leakage and Frost Build-up: Old and worn out seals cause water and air leaks
- Increase in Energy Costs
- Loud or Odd Sounds
- Increasing Repair Costs
- Food Spoils Before the Expiry Date
Are fridges worth repairing?
It is usually not worth repairing old appliances or very cheap appliances. Also, it is a good exercise to add up how much the appliance has cost you over the years that you have had it. If you have already spent a fortune on fridge freezer repairs, it is probably not worth pouring more money into your machine.