A refrigeration unit or system keeps perishable foods fresh for quite a long time, which is usually beneficial for residential and commercial refrigeration needs. You get to save your hard-earned money by avoiding wastage experienced when you have to throw away food that expired early due to lack of refrigeration and having to buy fresh food.
When your refrigeration unit gets damaged, it means that you can no longer preserve food in it until it gets repaired. What should you do?
Check whether it has access to power and if all settings are configured correctly; try to power it off and power it on again. If this does not solve your problem, power off your refrigeration unit and follow the steps below:
Check Your Warranty Period
Has your warranty period ended? The warranty covers specific faults; that is why you should not attempt DIY repairs. Doing this might void your warranty. If you are still in your warranty period, contact the manufacturer or the company that sold you the refrigeration unit. A refrigeration system technician will be sent to your premises to inspect or troubleshoot the system.
The technician will find out what caused the damage and whether it is a fault covered by your warranty. If it is, the technician fixes or replaces the refrigeration unit for free. If not, you might need to pay for a repair or replacement.
What If Your Warranty Period Has Expired?
Contact a refrigeration unit specialist who specialises in the particular make and model of your refrigeration unit so that you get quality services. A good place to start is the company that sold you the refrigeration unit. Check whether it offers repair services; this might make everything easier and simpler for you because you don't have to search through websites and social media trying to find reputable refrigeration repair technicians. Since your warranty has expired, you will incur inspection, troubleshooting and repair or replacement costs.
Once you notice your refrigeration unit is not working, contact a specialist immediately; avoid delays. If you wait for too long, the food in your refrigeration unit starts to go bad and grow mould. A few hours delay is okay, but an entire day might be too late, especially if you open and close your refrigerator continuously. You will not only incur a loss but put your health and that of the people in your premise at risk.
Contact a refrigeration repair service if you notice any problems with your refrigerator.