Kitchen services specialist Filta Environmental has launched a new professional Seal Cleaner – a ready-to-use solution for easy cleaning and maintenance of commercial fridge seals.
Filta said the cleaner can extend the lifetime of commercial fridge seals and help maintain kitchen hygiene by removing fats and food spills that would cause the seal to dry out and get brittle, increasing the risk of rips.
It will also maintain kitchen hygiene and food safety, helping to prevent micro-organisms and bacteria from entering the food storage compartment.
Users simply remove any debris with a cloth, apply the ready-to-use cleaner with a spray bottle or clean cloth and leave for 30 seconds before wiping dry – a simple solution to a common but avoidable problem in commercial kitchens and in front-of-house refrigeration units.
Edward Palin, commercial director at Filta Group UK, said: “A split, worn or broken fridge seal has a significant impact on the cooling capacity and energy consumption of the unit, not to mention compromising hygiene and food safety. Without a proper seal, the fridge or freezer will ‘leak’ cold air, which causes the cooling compressor to run more frequently or even continuously in order to keep the cabinet content at the set temperature.
“Maintenance of fridge seals is important for food safety, it avoids maintenance costs, can extend the lifetime of the seal and reduces the energy consumption by up to 25%. However, aggressive cleaning agents such as all-purpose cleaners, sanitisers, oven cleaners and degreasers can cause irreparable damage when used on fridge seals.”
Filta also offers FiltaSeal, a service that offers on-site replacement of almost all commercial fridge seals in one visit by manufacturing new seals in a dedicated mobile workshop.
The company says the service provides a quicker, more cost-effective solution than conventional OEM replacement.