True Refrigerators: Maintenance Secrets to Maximize Their Performance

January 15, 2020

True refrigeration units are some of the best commercial refrigerators around. Like any commercial fridge, they need to be cleaned and maintained regularly, but they require a little different care than you might find in general cleaning guides. Preventative cleaning and maintenance for True refrigerators is important—and if you need assistance or repair, call the friendly team at Rooter Express.

Here is an overview on how to keep your True refrigerator in top shape.

How to clean the condenser coil

Your fridge’s condenser coil can attract a lot of dirt and grime, particularly if you have a fryer in the same area. Cleaning your condenser coil at least once per month will help keep the machine running efficiently.

First, turn off your unit and wait for it to power down completely. Next, remove the grill assembly with a Phillips head screwdriver, taking care not to pinch or touch any lighting wires that may be present.

With a wrench, loosen the bolts that secure the frame rails and condenser assembly. When you slide out the assembly, you’ll be able to access the condenser coil. Use a stiff bristle brush and/or vacuum to remove the dirt, dust and grime that has accumulated on the condenser coil. Next, clean the fan blades in the same manner. You may need to use a degreaser if a fryer is used in the same room.

You’ll then replace the grill assembly in the same manner in which you took it off and reconnect your refrigerator. When it starts running, you’ll be able to tell if your condenser coil is functioning properly.

How to clean the exterior

Using the right type of cleaners is key to keeping your True refrigerator looking great. Avoid products that use acid or salts, as they can scratch the surface and leave mineral deposits behind. Always use soft, non-abrasive cleaning tools like microfiber cloths and sponges, as steel wool and similarly rough materials will permanently damage your fridge’s surface. Always clean along the “grain,” or “polish lines,” which will help you keep the stainless steel at its smoothest and shiniest.

If you have hard water, you might consider installing water softening filters in your water lines—they can help eradicate hard water spots and mineral buildup within your refrigerator’s pipes.

Finally, if you use a chlorinated cleaner for your True refrigerator, make sure you rinse it off thoroughly and dry the surface with a soft, clean cloth as quickly as possible.

With regular maintenance and proper care, your True refrigerator can last for decades—and if you have a plumbing problem, be sure to call Rooter Express.

Preventative cleaning and maintenance for True refrigerators

If you need help with your True refrigerator preventative cleaning and maintenance, or any type of plumbing repair, call the experts at Rooter Express. Our team is dedicated to delivering affordable, efficient and fast repairs to your home or business. Call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get assistance fast.

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