Don't Let Your Ice Machine Run Up Your Cost

For restaurants, bars or cafes, ice is an absolute essential, especially in the summers. If you own an ice machine, ensuring the availability of quality ice should be your top concern. How well your ice machine works when you need it the most is entirely dependent on how you take care of it.

Change your Ice Machine's Filter | Duraflow IndustriesThere is nothing more disappointing than a glass of lukewarm beverage on a sweltering summer day! You need to make sure your ice machine is working up to its optimal efficiency. Otherwise, you can face numerous issues including customer complaints, lower quality drinks, breach of health codes, etc.

Here is all you need to know in order to avoid such a blow to your business.

 

Is Your Ice Maker Ready for the Heat?

The demand for ice can rise drastically due to the weather, but the performance of your ice machine might actually decline. Indoor kitchens can get extremely hot in summers and ice machines have to work double time to meet the growing demand. Almost every establishment, restaurants or bars serve refreshing cocktails and chilly beverages that are incomplete without a few ice cubes.

Hence, precautions must be taken to extend the life of your ice machine. This includes regular maintenance which can ensure the availability and quality of ice. If your ice maker is unable to make ice within the expected time or there is a noticeable change in color or taste, it might be in need of urgent maintenance.

Problems Caused by Lack of Care

Ice machines in bars or outdoor patios really suffer in the summer heat. It is not uncommon for owners to forget about much needed cleaning or repair until the poor machine finally gives up. Delayed cleaning or improper maintenance does not only disrupt the availability of ice, it can also lead to various health issues.

Ice produced by an unclean machine is likely to be contaminated by bacteria due to accumulation of mold in the filter. This will not only lower the quality of your drinks, but also creates a bad impression of your business. More importantly, it’s a serious health code violation which can lead to different penalties. 

Additionally, an ice machine that is not working efficiently will consume more energy than a well-maintained one.

How to Take Care of Your Ice Machine?

The condenser coil and filter needs to be cleaned more frequently than you realize. It is a good idea to schedule professional maintenance and service early in the summer. You can either learn how to do it yourself or get help from professionals who will dismantle the machine, clean all the parts, change the filter and put it back together for uninterrupted operations.

How Often Does an Ice Machine Need Maintenance?

According to FDA regulations, the quality of ice is just as important as the quality of other edible items. Ice machines must be cleaned and sanitized at least 2 to 4 times a year. Depending on the usage, placement and several other factors, the ideal frequency of cleaning may be higher.

Try to keep a track of service dates and plan ahead to stay on top of your maintenance schedule. Make a maintenance plan and ensure that it is diligently followed, especially before summertime. If your machine needs a filter, check out our inventory.

/ Print
Posted by Duraflow Industries in Ice Machine, Ice Machine Maintenance

Comments


Be the first to comment
Name*
E-mail*
Website
Comment*
0 Pending Comments
 Keep me updated of follow-up comments!
Most Recent

By Duraflow Industries
July 27, 2017 Category • Air Conditioner

As we head further into the heat of summer, its important that your air conditioner is working properly. Not only will this improve your comfort in your own home, it will also improve the air quality. It even has the potential to reduce your electricity bill. You need to keep your family safe and comfortable during all months of the year. How to keep your air conditioner in prime working order: Replace the air filter frequently. You dont want to ignore the air filter in your air conditioner. It should be replaced at least every three months. If you have pets, you need to replace it more often. Not only will this improve the efficiency of your air conditioner, it will also improve the air quality. By having a clean filter, your air conditioner wont have to work as hard to cool your home. You wont have to adjust the temperature as much because your house will cool more efficiently. This can save you valuable money on your electricity bill as well. Get professional maintenance done each

By Duraflow Industries
June 30, 2017 Category • Ice Machine, Ice Machine Maintenance

For restaurants, bars or cafes, ice is an absolute essential, especially in the summers. If you own an ice machine, ensuring the availability of quality ice should be your top concern. How well your ice machine works when you need it the most is entirely dependent on how you take care of it. There is nothing more disappointing than a glass of lukewarm beverage on a sweltering summer day! You need to make sure your ice machine is working up to its optimal efficiency. Otherwise, you can face numerous issues including customer complaints, lower quality drinks, breach of health codes, etc. Here is all you need to know in order to avoid such a blow to your business. Is Your Ice Maker Ready for the Heat? The demand for ice can rise drastically due to the weather, but the performance of your ice machine might actually decline. Indoor kitchens can get extremely hot in summers and ice machines have to work double time to meet the growing demand. Almost every establishment, restaurants or

By Admin
May 30, 2017 Category • HEPA Filters, IAQ, Indoor Air Quality

For some, being indoors during allergy season is a safe haven. But, what do you do when your allergies are triggered by the dust and dirt in your own home? Or if your air conditioner isnt filtering out the outdoor allergens? Using a HEPA filter is one of the most common types of filters that can prevent your allergies from flaring up, but do they really work? This article will find out if HEPA filters are better than regular filters, and whether HEPA filters really work. What is a HEPA Filter? A HEPA filter is a high-efficiency particulate air filter. It is a mechanical air filter, and uses fine mesh to trap all the particles it encounters. HEPA filters will trap pollens, dander, tobacco smoke, and dust mites. They come with different types of vacuums, and can be used for other devices in the home. Does a HEPA Filter Really Work? HEPA filters have been shown to work effectively, especially for those that suffer from allergies. Combining HEPA filters with effective ways to get rid of

Categories
Indoor Air Quality (5)IAQ (3)Air Filters (3)HEPA Filters (1)Mechanical Ventilation (1)Ice Machine Maintenance (1)Air Conditioner (1)Activated Carbon (1)Ice Machine (1) (1)General (1)Microwave Maintenance (1)Appliance Maintenance (1)Microwave Filters (1)Filters (1) + Show More
Subscribe to our newsletter to receive news, updates, and other stuff by email:

Contact Us

15706 Garfield Road,
Wakeman, Ohio 44889, USA


© , Duraflow Industries. Powered by Virteomvirteom.com