MaintenX International Gives Recommendations for Restaurant Refrigeration Care for Tampa’s Final Weeks of Summer

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The company wants to make sure your restaurant’s refrigeration equipment is ready for the final weeks of heat.

A restaurant’s refrigeration equipment plays an important role during hot summer months. MaintenX International, a Tampa-based facilities repair company, is here to help local restaurants maintain their refrigeration systems effectively for the rest of the of summer.

“A restaurant relies on its refrigeration equipment heavily day-in and day-out. Add summer’s scorching temperatures into the mix and your system is truly put to the test, making proper refrigeration care all the more important,” said Bill Schaphorst, VP of Business Development at MaintenX International. “Although summer is coming to a close, maintenance to your system is critical now to ensure everything continues to work efficiently and stay cool.”

Not all maintenance companies are equipped with the expertise needed to manage the requirements a restaurant environment presents. MaintenX has helped local restaurants, businesses and building facilities with their refrigeration needs for more than 30 years. To ensure your refrigeration equipment stays working at its best, here are few tips to keep cool:

1.    Preventative Maintenance
Keeping your refrigeration equipment running reliably requires you to take care of your system. Having a proper preventative maintenance plan in place allows you to avert unit failures and stop major breakdowns before they happen. Regularly scheduled tune-ups and refrigerator cleanings, which include cleaning coils, replacing faulty gaskets, checking for water leaks and sanitizing ice machines, are crucial after a long hot Tampa summer.

2.    Monitor Temperature
It’s important to monitor the temperature inside your refrigerators and freezers to prevent them from creeping too high. An internal temperature that is too warm can put your food at risk of spoiling, making it important to check the refrigerator’s temperature daily. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends a temperature below 40 degrees Fahrenheit for a refrigerator and 0 degrees Fahrenheit for a freezer. Maintaining these optimal temperatures will ensure your food is perfectly fresh for your diners.

3.    Keep it Clean
The best thing you can do for your restaurant’s refrigeration equipment is proper cleaning. Using a mild soap and hot water mixture, wipe down the inside and outside of your refrigeration unit with a cloth. Be sure to avoid harsh chemicals and coarse sponges when cleaning, as these materials can cause damage to your unit. Cleaning the ice machine is also an important recommendation that will make your kitchen as efficient as possible.

4.    Help your Hinges
The hinges on refrigerator and freezer doors should be kept clean and well-oiled to prevent doors from closing too slow. Although this may sound insignificant, improper closing can lead to a loss of cold air that requires the unit to work overtime to recover it.

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MaintenX International is a fully licensed, facilities repair company. As one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S., MaintenX has created a wide network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for their clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in an area, the company has established a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country for continued superior service for their clients. For over 30 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains and Fortune 500 companies nationwide. MaintenX International is headquartered in Tampa, Florida.

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