Commercial Ice Machine Service & Maintenance

Routine Cleaning For Commercial Ice Machines

Regular cleaning is essential regardless if you have a lightly used break room ice machine or a large hotel going through hundreds of pounds of ice each day. An improperly cleaned ice machine can lead to mold growth and other issues that potentially can cause the people using it to become ill.

How Often Does A Commercial Ice Machine Need To Be Cleaned?

Commercial ice machines should be cleaned at least 2 to 4 times each year. While there is no hard rule as to how often cleaning should take place, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that ice machines should be cleaned according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Most commercial ice machine manufacturers including Manitowoc, Hoshizaki, Scotsman, Koolaire, and Ice-O-Matic all recommend professional cleaning of your ice machine at least 2 times per year. For machines that receive extraordinary use, a more personalized cleaning schedule should be followed based on the heavier usage. 

Other issues with an ice machine that isn’t regularly cleaned include mineral buildup that can damage and eventually break your machine, leading to the need for an expensive replacement. This can be avoided by working with a reputable company like Tri-Point that will create a regular maintenance schedule appropriate for your specific ice machine and the level of use that it receives.

Commercial Ice Machine Maintenance

Aside from just cleaning, your commercial ice machine will also need regular maintenance to replace heavily used parts such as the water filter. This helps to keep your machine running and can decrease the chance of parts breaking and the need for expensive repairs. 

Tri-Point technicians are capable of servicing all brands of commercial ice machines including those in offices, restaurants, hotels, and even in residential buildings or homes. Your technician will help you to understand what needs to be done in terms of maintenance to keep your machine running correctly and to help you get the full lifetime value from your ice machine.

Commercial Ice Machine Repair

Whether you have a high-capacity Manitowoc serving a large restaurant or a smaller commercial ice machine for parties at the lakehouse, at some point you will likely face equipment issues that need to be repaired.

Tri-Point Refrigeration, Inc. can service all brands of commercial ice machines and ONLY use original equipment manufacturers (OEM) parts for replacement. All Tri-Point technicians keep the most common parts on stock to ensure speedy turnaround time on repair jobs.

The goal at Tri-Point is to ensure speedy ice machine repairs that fix the job the first time without the need for return trips for the same issue. In some cases, this may mean it’s time for a new ice machine in which case your Tri-Point technician will always be honest with you about what it takes to fix the problem for good and what will save you money over the long term.

Servicing Commercial Ice Machines In Residential Households

Not only does Tri-Point Refrigeration, Inc. work on ice machines in businesses, but you can also have your commercial ice machine serviced at your residential address if you have one. While Tri-Point doesn’t work on smaller consumer-grade ice machines, technicians can work on any brand of commercial-grade ice machine regardless of the location.

Benefits Of Routine Ice Machine Maintenance

As with your commercial refrigeration and HVAC equipment, properly maintaining your commercial ice machines and sticking to a regular maintenance schedule will provide you with many benefits. At the top of this list includes the following:

Clean Water And Ice

Clean water and ice are a number one priority and one that will keep your business in good standing with your local health department. Because ice is considered to be a food product by the FDA, you must be keeping everything as clean as possible to avoid making people sick. 

Routine cleaning on your part, and having an experienced Tri-Point technician out for scheduled maintenance, will ensure that your commercial ice machines stay clean and produce the highest quality ice for the end-user.

Improved Energy Efficiency

As with all other commercial refrigeration equipment, a poorly maintained unit will over time become more energy inefficient. Routine maintenance performed by a trained technician will ensure that you’re keeping energy costs low through an optimally performing ice machine.

This will help you to save money in the long run not just through lower energy costs but also through savings on repair costs. A machine that doesn’t have to work as hard to operate is less likely to break down which can save you money on potentially costly repairs.

Prevention Of Ice Machine Mold Growth

To help keep your ice clean, mold growth must be eliminated. Assuming that you are having your ice machine cleaned and sticking to the maintenance schedule, you can be assured that mold growth is something you will most likely never experience.

One of the number one causes for service calls to Tri-Point stems from mold growth and making sure it never happens again is a top priority.

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Industries Serviced

Tri-Point technicians are capable of servicing commercial ice machines across a wide range of industries including:

  • Grocery stores
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Office buildings
  • Government buildings (police stations, fire stations, jails, etc.)
  • Break rooms
  • Cafeterias 
  • Bakeries
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Butcher shops

Regardless of the industry, as long as you have a commercial-grade ice machine Tri-Point can help you take care of it. Your Tri-Point technician will craft a maintenance and cleaning schedule based on the level of use your equipment receives and can set up regular service intervals to make sure everything stays running smoothly.

Service For All Brands of Commercial Ice Machines

There are dozens of different manufacturers of commercial ice machines and selecting the best can sometimes be a hassle. One of the advantages of working with an experienced company like Tri-Point is the technicians understand the best brands after years of testing and experience.

Tri-Point has worked with companies as large as Amazon and Visa to manage their break room ice machines down to smaller restaurants and hotels. Some of the best brand ice makers that previous customers have preferred include:

  • Hoshizaki
  • Ice-O-Matic
  • Koolaire
  • Scotsman
  • Follet
  • Manitowoc

While Tri-Point technicians are capable of servicing all brands of commercial ice machines, these are some of the more common companies recommended for reliability and performance.

Emergency Repairs For Commercial Ice Machines

Even with regular cleaning and perfect maintenance, sometimes things just break. The last thing you want as a business owner is for your ice machine to break right before things get busy. That’s why Tri-Point offers 24-hour emergency ice machine repair services to get you back up and running quickly.

When time is of the essence, you won’t be left wondering when a technician will arrive at your business. You will be given an exact time frame with the ability to track when your Tri-Point technician is on their way. 

The technicians at Tri-Point Refrigeration, Inc. can handle repairs for all commercial ice machine manufacturers and ONLY use original manufacturers’ (OEM) parts for replacement.

Call Tri-Point Refrigeration, Inc. For Commercial Ice Machine Service

Don’t allow minor repairs to turn into major issues, if you suspect something is wrong with your ice machine or if you haven’t had your equipment serviced in the past 6 months, give Tri-Point Refrigeration, Inc. a call today.

Getting a technician to inspect your commercial ice machine is the first step towards creating a maintenance plan that will help to extend the life of your equipment. In the long run, this will save you money on potentially costly repairs as well as helping you to lower potential energy costs.

Give Tri-Point Refrigeration, Inc. a call today.