Maintaining a Cold Room

If your company operates a cold room, you will already be aware of how important it is to keep it cleaned and well-maintained. Whether you use the room to store medication, cosmetics, plants, or perishable food and drink, failure to keep up an adequate maintenance and cleaning regime can result in thousands of pounds of losses in damaged stock.

Cold Room Cleaning

In a recent blog, we discussed the importance of cold room cleaning and maintenance in some detail. This included how a regular cleaning routine is crucial to maintaining suitable levels of hygiene in your cold room and that it’s a job that should be left to the professionals (that is, people with the appropriate PASMA and IPAF qualifications to access and clean high-level areas of your cold room).

Cold Room Maintenance

Just as important as a clean and hygienic cold room environment is the regular maintenance of the refrigeration equipment. Cold room evaporators need to be stripped down and serviced to removed ice blockages and other debris that might result in leaks or airflow restrictions, both of which could result in a breakdown of equipment and loss of stock.

Preventative Planned Maintenance

Preventative Planned Maintenance (or PPM) for cold rooms is the best way to ensure they are properly looked after. Scheduled maintenance and cleaning provides an excellent return on investment, as it allows you to spot potential problems before they become a serious concern. It also ensures that your cold room equipment running at optimal performance throughout.

Self-maintenance Tips

A PPM contract with a respected cleaning and maintenance company such as Myddleton Maintenance Services can save your company thousands. Not only does it limit the risk of expensive ad-hoc repairs later down the line, it protects you from potential stock losses. That said, there are certain things you can do every day to help improve the longevity and performance of your cold room, in between your scheduled PPM appointments. These include:


  • cleaning up spillages immediately
  • checking the temperature of each cold room on a daily basis
  • checking the evaporator for evidence of ice build-up


  • cleaning all door seals and inspecting for wear and tear
  • cleaning visible dirt off surfaces and floors
  • organising all perishable goods in date order to minimise waste

Myddleton Maintenance Services provide clients across the UK with scheduled cold room cleaning and maintenance solutions. Give us a call today on 01438 741045 to discuss your requirements and get a free, no-obligation quote.

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