What to do when your commercial refrigerator breaks down

It’s the situation we all dread. It’s Saturday at your bar or venue, and the commercial fridge holding all your produce breaks down. It’s hot, the crowds are hungry/thirsty, and you’re left trying to salvage what you can while keeping everything else cold.

So, what do you do?

The first step is not to panic. Situations like this are always stressful, but it’s important to remember that there is always a solution. The first thing you should do is call a professional refrigeration mechanic.

All So Cool Refrigeration Services operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so we will be able to come to your aid as soon as possible. We service the whole of the Gold Coast, Brisbane & further, so no matter where you are, we can help.

You don’t need to resort to giving out all the cold beer you have, yet!

What to do while you wait for us?

Once you’ve called us, there are a few things you can do to minimise the damage. If possible, move any produce that is stored in the fridge to another cool area. If you have a cool room or another fridge that is working, this is the ideal solution. If not, try and keep the produce in the fridge and keep it sealed to contain the cool air.

Then, turn off the power to the fridge. This will prevent the fridge from continuing to run and potentially causing further damage. If there is an issue with the fridge, the last thing you want is to make it worse. So turning the power off will help to prevent this.

You can also try and troubleshoot the problem yourself, but it’s important to remember that you should only do this if you are confident in your abilities. If you’re not sure, it’s always best to leave it to the professionals at All So Cool – Brisbane fridge repairs & Gold Coast fridge repairs.

Do the basic checks

It’s worth checking some of the basic things. Has the power tripped to the fridge?

If the fridge is on a dedicated circuit, check the switchboard to see if there’s been a power outage in your area.

If it’s plugged in, is there anything else plugged into the same power outlet that could be causing a problem?

Still not working?

If you’ve tried all of these things and the fridge still isn’t working, then it’s time to call in the experts.

Once we arrive, we will assess the damage and give you a quote for the repairs. We always aim to be as fair and transparent as possible, so you can be confident that you’re getting the best possible service at a fair price.

If you are wondering how to prevent this stressful situation, you can always get your equipment checked with us. We offer a full service, including preventative maintenance to make sure your fridge is running as it should be.

For all your commercial refrigeration needs on the Gold Coast, Brisbane and beyond, call All So Cool Refrigeration Services today on 07 3422 0011.