Tips to Keep Your Freezer Icy

Anyone with a Costco membership knows it’s nearly impossible to leave the store without a few extra things that aren’t necessarily on “the list”. Sometimes it’s a lot more than just a few. If you have a large family, chances are you’re leaving Costco with a trunk full of bulk items – many of which are frozen. Stocking up on extra chicken breasts, pizzas, and even bread you intend to freeze is an economical way to feed your family, but you can’t do that if your freezer is on the fritz. Coming home with bags of frozen food only to find out your freezer isn’t keeping its cool isn’t just frustrating. It can result in a huge loss, as food thaws and spoils.

When it comes to your freezer, time is of the essence. Every additional hour that you have to wait for help increases your chances of wasting food and money. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to provide quick and efficient repairs since we started out in the business. For the last fifteen years, we’ve offered 24 hour service, 7 days a week. Our licensed and certified repair technicians provide same-day repairs, whenever you call us, so you can get your freezer (and any other household appliance) back to normal. This attentive, value-added service means we’ve saved people time, money, and – in a malfunctioning freezer’s case – food!

Speed isn’t our only concern. Though we understand how important it is to work fast, we also recognize the importance of a job done right. With an expert team with superior training and knowledge of the latest freezers, we can provide the correct repair the first time around. Many of the times our freezer repair technicians answer a call it’s for an issue that could have been avoided completely with the appropriate care. That means a lot of these freezer failures could be prevented if you follow our basic maintenance tips.

Before you run into problems with your freezer, treat it right. Start by defrosting it. This will do away with any icy build-ups that could be disrupting the circulation of cold air in the cabinet, which would cause your freezer to work harder than it should. This should be done twice a year to remove any accumulated ice. It will also give you the opportunity to clean out your freezer once the ice is removed. It’s a good idea to wash down your freezer with warm water and soap to remove any frozen food debris. Be sure to use a toothbrush to get into hard-to-reach areas like the door.

Once your freezer is spick and span, you can adjust your freezer’s temperature to ensure it’s running at its highest efficiency. In order to store food safely, your freezer should set to -18 degrees Celsius. If you think that you freezer’s internal gauge is acting up, you can always test the temperature by placing a thermometer between frozen items for a full day. To further increase the efficiency of your freezer, make sure to keep it full. A fully packed freezer will help keep the cabinet to its set temperature.

These simple tips go a long way to keeping your freezer as cool as it’s supposed to be, but when things start heating up, you have our information. Give us a call or send of an online request and one of our expert freezer repair technicians will be there as soon as possible to get thing back to normal.