Tampa-Based MaintenX Gives Facility Managers Cool Tips for Reliable Refrigeration

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MaintenX International is one of the largest restaurant facility management providers. Here are their tips for helping your refrigerator stay cool year-round.

MaintenX has an ever-growing fleet of emergency service assets, like full-sized refrigeration trailers.

Routine maintenance can lead to lower utility bills, longer equipment life, lower service and repair costs, less breakdowns, and decreased chances of emergency services needed.

It’s Saturday evening, dinner service has just started and every reservation at your restaurant has been filled. This is great news - until the refrigerator breaks down. Getting a service provider out at the last minute may be incredibly expensive, it also may not be possible. However, MaintenX has created an immediate solution to this problem.

“Many clients require emergency cooling when refrigeration fails. We made an investment in a full-sized trailer that is insulated and refrigerated,” said Bill Schaphorst, MaintenX’s VP of Business Development. “For example, when a restaurant’s walk-in cooler fails, a facility manager can dispatch MaintenX to place the refrigeration rig right behind their building. This provides a space to store perishables while the cooler is replaced or repaired.”

Another solution is to have refrigerators maintained regularly. A maintenance provider, like MaintenX, can work with your business to create a personalized preventative maintenance schedule to help keep equipment in top shape. Poorly maintained equipment is more expensive to run, potentially dangerous, and much more susceptible to breakdowns. Routine maintenance can lead to lower utility bills, longer equipment life, lower service and repair costs, less breakdowns, and decreased chances of emergency services needed.

Benefits of a routine maintenance plan include reduced electrical consumption, prolonged life of commercial refrigeration equipment, reduced cost of expensive repairs, and reduced need for emergency refrigeration servicing. Perhaps most importantly is the reduction of stress on the business, owners, clients and employees as the need for emergency servicing is minimized.

Facility managers are encouraged to service commercial refrigerators at least twice a year. Refrigeration accounts for about 20% of the energy used worldwide, so following an energy saving checklist can extend the life of equipment, prevent unnecessary repairs, and reduce energy costs by 20% or more between repairs:

1. Keep condenser coils clean & degrease them if necessary. Check at least once a month.
2. Make sure that the door gaskets are in good condition.
3. Make sure that automatic door closers are operating properly if your refrigerator has them.
4. Keep commercial ice machines clean.

For more information about MaintenX and the services they provide, visit http://www.maintenx.com.

MaintenX International is a fully-licensed, facilities repair company. They are one of the largest national self-performing facility maintenance and repair companies in the U.S. MaintenX has created a network of knowledgeable and professional technicians throughout the country. With their team of well-trained technicians, MaintenX self-performs and manages facility maintenance for clients. In the event there is not a MaintenX technician in the area, the company has fostered a network of preferred vendor partners throughout the country to provide superior service for their clients. For more than 35 years, MaintenX has been expertly serving multi-location retail stores, restaurant chains, and Fortune 500 companies nationwide.

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