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How Do You Clean Coolroom Panels?

Cold Room

Coolrooms are the areas in which processing and storing of the food and drinks take place. It is highly important that the best hygienic conditions are maintained in a cool room to prevent any kind of contamination by bacteria or germs.

Cleaning a coolroom panel can be quite challenging, especially when you are not familiar with the professional way of doing it.

In this post, you will get to know the best practices of cleaning cold room panels so that you can perform thorough cleaning (without damaging the insulated panels) and maximize the overall life span of the cool room.

Following are the important tips that you should remember while cleaning the cool room panels:

1. Inspect Slip Joints

First of all, bear in mind that inspecting the slip joints is important to make sure you are able to identify any potential issue and solve it before it becomes serious.

Inspection of the slip joints is essential to prevent moisture from entering the cold room panel. Once moisture penetrates the cool room panel, it will reduce the efficiency of the cold room.

Thus it is important to have properly sealed slip joints in the cool room and close any excessive gap between the panels. 

 

2. Cleaning Chemicals

Keep in mind that whichever chemical products you are using to clean the cool room, it should not contain any hard or toxic chemicals. Otherwise, it can seriously damage the overall structure, efficiency and productivity of the cool room.

You should be cleaning the cold room panel joints from top to bottom with recommended chemicals to prevent any serious damage. Similarly, steam cleaners should be avoided because they can affect the surface.

High-pressure washers are also not suitable for cleaning coolroom panels.

 

3. Rinsing the Surface

One of the best ways to thoroughly clean the entire cool room is to use clean water to rinse the surface. If you regularly wash the cold room with clean water, it will prevent the accumulation of dirt and any other kind of contamination.

Other than washing the surface, you must also clean the cold room panels with water or a suitable non-aggressive cleaning solution.

A soft bristle nylon broom should be used to clean the walls of the cool room from top to bottom. Excessive scrubbing must be avoided to prevent damaging the surface seal.

Similarly, you should be monitoring the conditions of the sealant at the base of the cool room panel to make sure not too much water is getting absorbed in the panels.

 

4. Regular Maintenance

Regular maintenance is one of the most important, yet overlooked part of having a cool room work at its optimum efficiency for a long period of time.

 

Generally, you should set a regular cleanup and maintenance schedule. If multiple people have access to the cool room, you should ask them to report any kind of abnormality so that professional help can be acquired at the earliest.

 

5. Avoid Harsh Cleaners

The importance of avoiding concentrated and harsh cleaners cannot be emphasized enough as it can be the make-or-break factor in the cleanup process of a cool room.

If you use concentrated and abrasive cleaning solutions, you can end up damaging the surface of the cold room panel. The recommended pH of cleaners is between 4 and 9.

Pay special attention to the cleaning solutions that are used to clean the cool room panel.

 

6. Be Careful in Pressure Washing Cleaning

High-pressure washing is always tricky in different situations, and that’s why it is recommended to acquire the services of a professional cleaner to clean the cool room panel.

In cases where you have to carry out the entire process on your own, make sure not to put too much pressure close to the cool room panel.

 

7. Avoiding Water in Joints

When cleaning the cool room panels, make sure that water is being kept out of the panel joints to avoid damage to the panels.

Use a soft cloth and non-abrasive cleaners to remove the accumulated dust.

 

8. Rinsing

Once you are done with a thorough cleaning, you must rinse the cool room panel with clean water, especially when you are using a cleaning solution.

You should not leave any solution on the cool room panel for more than 5 minutes.

 

The Bottom Line

We hope the tips above are useful in guiding you to clean the cool room panel in an efficient and safe manner.

If you are still in doubt, consider acquiring the services of a professional cleanroom cleaner to have the job done to ensure the entire process is professionally handled for the best results.