East Rochester, New York
A-1 County Club Rd.
East Rochester, NY 14445

3 Tips for Preventing Mold in Your Walk-in Cooler August 11, 2017

East Rochester, Monroe
3 Tips for Preventing Mold in Your Walk-in Cooler, East Rochester, New York

Mold growth in your walk-in cooler can be devastating. Not only is the presence of mold a health code violation, but it can damage inventory and cause serious health concerns ranging from allergic reactions to cancer. Van Ernst Refrigeration of East Rochester, NY, encourages mold prevention habits to keep your walk-in cooler clean and your business running smoothly.

Mold Prevention in Your Walk-in Cooler

Keep It Dry

Moisture is necessary for mold to reproduce and grow. Make sure the cooling system is working properly, verifying that the condensing coil, evaporator, and fans are working. Those systems will keep the air moving and dry out unnecessary moisture. Remove any standing water as that can evaporate and leave unnecessary condensation.

Keep It Clean

Walk-in CoolerSpilled food and beverages can quickly become a food source for mold and bacteria. Twice a year clean the walls, shelves, ceiling, and floor with a solution that’s 1:32 ratio of bleach to water. Once complete, rinse with water and dry thoroughly. Periodically sort through all the items in the cooler and be careful to remove all rotten food.

Keep It Cool

Keeping your walk-in cooler at 36 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit will discourage the growth of mold spores. But sudden fluctuation of temperature can cause problems, too. That’s why it’s always best to be sure the door is closed and sealed properly. Not only will this keep the temperature consistently cool, but it will also prevent mold spores from wafting into the cooler. Be sure to turn lights off when no one is in the freezer, as light bulbs can generate heat.

These tips, in addition to Van Ernst Refrigeration’s walk-in cooler installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement services, will keep your unit going strong. They know that sometimes machinery doesn’t breakdown on a schedule, which is why they also offer 24/7 emergency service to help you protect your business. Contact them today at (585) 586-6780 and visit their website to learn more.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Van Ernst Refrigeration
3 Safety Guidelines for Your Commercial Refrigeration , East Rochester, New York
Commercial refrigeration units are designed to provide ample space for you to store items for sale and supplies for your business. They offer a wide variety of benefits, but can also...read more
3 Steps to Repairing Walk-In Cooler Door Seals, East Rochester, New York
Walk-in coolers rely on gaskets to maintain an air-tight seal. Leaky seals lead to a myriad of problems, including increased energy bills and humidity levels. Additionally, leaky sea...read more
Problems With Your Refrigeration? It Might Be Due to Restricted Refrigerant Flow, East Rochester, New York
Many businesses depend on their walk-in coolers to keep products fresh and ready for customers. But what happens if the temperatures fail to drop? At Van Ernst Refrigeration&nbs...read more
How to Check Your Commercial Refrigeration System for Signs of a Problem, East Rochester, New York
If you have a commercial refrigeration system installed at your business, you need it to work reliably. At Van Ernst Refrigeration, offering refrigeration equipment installation and ...read more