Walk-in freezer and refrigerator unit doors receive the majority of the daily wear and tear that happens over the lifetime of a refrigerator or freezer. It may not be something thought about daily, but what use does over time to different components of your walk-in units may have more of an effect on them than you would like.
It is easy to disregard door hinges, gaskets and handles as infallible, it is actually very important to protect and maintain these items regularly.
Precautions to take to extend the life of your walk-in freezer and refrigerator units
- Proper Door Installation - Be sure to have a reputable installation service install your walk in unit after you purchase it.
- Regular Maintenance - If your walk-in does not have self-lubricating hinges, be sure to lubricate these as often as the manufacturer recommends. Regularly clean door gaskets to ensure that dirt doesn't effect them.
- Proper Service - Signs that your walk-in needs to be serviced are extensive frost or condensation build up on your door. In this case, servicing the walk-in unit will fix this issue and extend the life.
- Adequate Protection - Kick plates provide a layer of protection between your walk-in door and damage it may recieve.
- Temperature Monitoring Systems - The installation and use of temperature monitoring systems will help maintain your walk-in freezer and refrigerator units by ensuring they're running how they are supposed to.
A properly working walk-in door can save on energy costs as well as prolong the life of your walk-in unit. Following the steps above will ensure that your walk-in unit will continue to operatate as needed.