At Ducts in a Row, we understand that having an ice machine that can keep up with the demand of your cafeteria, kitchen, or restaurant is important to your day to day operations. Keeping your machine properly maintained helps to ensure you won’t be faced with an unexpected break down. In addition to regular maintenance, there are several things you can do to keep it running smoothly.
Keeping your ice machine clean not only keeps your ice machine performing as it should, it keeps the machine from accumulating slime, algae, scale, and mineral deposits, among other things – many of which can harm customers. Taste of your ice can also be affected when a machine isn’t properly cared for. So, how frequently should you clean your ice machine? At Ducts in a Row, we recommend you clean and sanitize the machine about 2 or 3 times a year. If you notice the machine requires cleaning much more frequently than 6 months, your water quality may need to be tested. In some instances, water treatment is necessary.
If your unit is producing mineral and sediment build-up faster than it should, it may be time to consider installing a water filter. Water filters not only improve the quality of your ice by removing bad tastes and smells, they extend the life of your ice machine.
Give Ducts in a Row a call today to discuss ways to improve your ice and extend the life of your machine! We also provide Sales, Service and leasing on a wide variety of Ice Machines. Not sure what would work best for you? We can help!