Refrigeration RepairsPubsRefrigeration MaintenanceRestaurant & BarAugust 15, 2019by ADKHow To Deal With A Commercial Refrigeration Breakdown: Emergency Guide

It is no secret to any business owner in the food and beverage industry, how important it is to have effective and working commercial refrigeration units. Today, restaurants are highly reliant on commercial refrigeration systems as they play an important role in keeping food and produce fresh, especially in the summer season. But what do you do when they refrigeration breakdown and stop cooling? 

This useful emergency guide will highlight the key areas and step to follow, should your commercial refrigeration unit/system suddenly break down.

Unplug and Unload Your Produce

The first step, to prevent a fire hazard, is to unplug your commercial refrigerator from the power supply. This is important as your fridge may be damaged to the point where electricity can leak out when in contact with water and defrosted ice. Plus there is no point to have it plugged in if it is no longer working. 

Once you have securely unplugged the refrigeration unit, you can begin to start unloading your food and produce items and put them into another refrigerator to stop them from spoiling. This should only be temporary and note the repair engineers will require the fridge to be empty so they can fully inspect and repair the refrigerator back to working order.

Call In The Experts

Once you have completed the above steps and precautions, you can begin to call in expert refrigeration repair engineers. When problems occur with your commercial refrigeration, you need to be able to rely on a company who can respond quickly to your breakdown, diagnose the problem and efficiently carry out repairs. 

It is best to look for companies who offer an ‘Emergency Refrigeration Repair’ service so you are not waiting a few days to get your commercial refrigerator repaired. The longer you wait, the more serious problems can get, especially for a restaurant who stores fresh food, meat and perishable goods.


Here at ADK Kooling, we specialise in Commercial Refrigeration repairs and offer a superb emergency response time of 4 hours. We offer an easy, fast and professional refrigeration repair service for commercial and domestic units. Unlike most service contractors, we provide a fully tailored breakdown service to meet your company needs.

If you are looking for emergency repair services for your commercial refrigeration unit you can contact our emergency helpline on: 0208 831 8900 or contact us to book an engineer.

Use Preventative Maintenance

Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), is the best way to keep your commercial refrigerator units working effectively. It is advised not to wait until the last moment to get your commercial fridge repaired and fixed. This will save you money in the long-term, along with the stress and hassle to your business.

At ADK Kooling, we understand the importance of early detection and repair of your commercial refrigeration equipment. Our PPM programmes ensure that your equipment is always working efficiently, reducing the likelihood of a costly failure. Should a problem develop and a reactive service is required, our expert team is on hand to help. Contact us now to speak to our PPM experts. 

The benefits of PPM:
  • Reduction in Breakdowns
  • Saves Costs for Reactive Callouts
  • Improved Asset Life Cycle
  • Remaining Legal & F-GAS Compliant
  • Lower Energy Consumption
  • Reduces Environmental Impact
  • Less Customer / Employee Complaints

By undertaking some basic housekeeping tasks and signing up for a PPM contract you can protect your investment and ensure that you are always getting the best performance out of your commercial refrigeration units.

At ADK, planned preventative maintenance visits can be arranged with clients tailored to their personal requirements within a timescale to suit their business needs and budgets. Tailoring our works for minimal disruption to your schedule, we’ll ensure that your refrigeration unit is maintained and that your cooling system is always working to the best of its capabilities, as efficiently as possible.

For more information about our refrigeration services, please get in touch with us today or call 0208 831 8900 and we’ll be more than happy to help you with anything you need. Alternatively, you can contact us to request an engineer and site survey.

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