Infectious diseases like coronavirus, also called COVID-19, can transfer from a dirty ice machine to customers and employees. Ice machines are not an environment where viruses can proliferate, but ice can carry germs if employees practice improper ice handling techniques. We’ve put together a guide to help you protect Chicago businesses from coronavirus and other contagious diseases. How Does Coronavirus … Read More
Slime and mold are common in your shower or bathroom, but did you know they like to grow in your ice machine as well? Ice machines provide an optimal environment from mold and slime to proliferate. Unfortunately, a simple bathroom cleaner isn’t enough to rid yourself of mold and slime in your ice machine. But worry not! We’re here to show you how to clean your ice machine of mold and slime.
Ice requires cold temperatures to form, so you probably wouldn’t think that lower temperatures could cause significant commercial ice maker problems – but they can. Extended harvest times, freeze-ups, and cracked water lines are just some of the issues you’ll encounter if the temperature drops too far down. Here is a description of the most common ice maker problems you’ll … Read More
Scale can cause all types of problems in your ice machine from freeze ups to float switch issues. Scale is primarily dependant on the water quality in your area. If you have high mineral content, you’ll need to take some measures to make sure it doesn’t form into scale. We show you how to keep your ice machine scale-free by making the right preparations.
Microclimates are when the surrounding temperature around your ice machine is much hotter than the room the unit is installed in, making them very easy to miss. YOur ice machine could be working overtime without your ever knowing it. In this article, we explain how to avoid microclimates by following a few installation tips.
Your ice maker’s condenser is a vital component that requires regular maintenance and cleaning. If you neglect it, your machine will work overtime to produce ice, which will cause a lower ice production rate and possible damage to the unit. We tell you how condensers get dirty – and what you can do to keep them clean.