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Ice machines and other food service equipment provide the ideal
environment for biological pollution to thrive. Slime, mold, bacteria,
biofilm and yeast are often sources of contamination in ice
machines and bins. Common bacteria and viruses known to
contaminate ice cubes include: Salmonella, Shigella, Noroviru, E. coli,
Typhoid Fever, Hepatitis A, Cholera, Mycobacterium and Legionella.
Regular and proper cleaning and sanitizing is the only way to ensure
and maintain sanitary ice making conditions.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandates that commercial ice machines be held to the
same handling and cleanliness standards as other retail food equipment.
Unsanitary ice making conditions can put
your customers at unnecessary risk!
A trained technician will perform a thorough inspections.
Many problems can be avoided or minimized with regular maintenance from
Custom Sheet Metal and Heating.
We service all makes
and models of commercial ice making equipment.
When was the last time your ice machine
was cleaned and sanitized?
Do you know what lurks inside your
commercial ice machine?
Don’t take chances on ice safety.
Keep your ice clean and patrons safe by having your ice machine serviced every 3-6 months.
Commercial Ice Machine Cleaning Checklist
Check pressure in water system, temperature and general operation including wiring, fasteners, sensors, thermistors, distributor parts and check for corrosion.
Discard ice, drain water and disassemble unit. Inspect and clean all parts taking care to use the proper specified cleaning solution for the type of machine being service. Remove mold, grime and scale from all removable parts and clean the storage bin. This is followed by running the ice machine through a cleaning cycle to ensure proper cleaning of non-removable parts. Air and water filters are inspected and replaced if needed, and the exterior of the machine is wiped down. Finally, ice machine parts and storage bin are sanitized to prevent and kill any additional organic growth. Sanitizer is air dried to ensure maximum effectiveness
Clean & Sanitize
Reassemble machine and observe three ice-making cycles to observe freezing and harvest times, as well as ice bridge thickness. This ice is then disposed to ensure any contaminants are eliminated. The machine is now ready to be put back into service.
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