COMMERCIAL ICE MACHINE SERVICE
Ice Machine Repair in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania
Blejwas technicians are factory-trained experts at servicing, repairing, and maintaining pumps, evaporators, water filters, piping, and various components of ice machines.
We always have repair and maintenance programs to keep your ice machine running at its peak efficiency by routinely inspecting and adjusting all controls to the factory standards and regular cleaning and sanitizing the equipment.
Our commercial refrigeration service experts can easily carry out the following services:
- Set up, maintenance, and service of motors
- Compressor installation, maintenance, and servicing
- Condensing unit setup, maintenance, and servicing
- Servicing, repairing, and maintaining pumps, evaporators, water filters, piping, and various components of ice machines.
The Blejwas Solution: Complete Cleaning & Documentation
Our trained technicians will clean your machine to the manufacturer’s factory standards...and beyond. We will manually clean and remove biofilm from those parts that automated cleaning cannot reach. And we will provide you with complete documentation required for compliance! Bins, wall mount, countertop or freestanding.
Blejwas expert services include:
- Preventative Maintenance
- Documentation and detailed reports
Some of the brands we support:
- Beverage Air
Our Technicians Are Certified In:
Level 1, 2 & 3, 608 Universal & Hydrocarbon & Propane refrigerants
A Poorly Maintained and Cleaned Ice Machine Can Kill Someone
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is an expensive substitute for an ice machine maintenance program.
What you see above is, unfortunately, the inside of a lot of ice machines. We see far too many instances where people have bought ice machines, turned them on, and then just waited for something to go wrong to pick up the phone.
One common misconception we'd like to correct while we have your attention:
Ice machines do not just turn water into ice.
While that is their main job, of course, there are always other processes going on that you need to be aware of when dealing with ice. Namely, the production of scale buildup, and biofilm buildup. Both these processes are unavoidable when dealing with water and fluctuating temperatures. Keep scrolling to learn more about these byproducts of ice making, and how Blejwas can help to ensure your machines run cleanly, and for longer.
What is scale buildup?
The simple answer: the above picture is scale buildup on the internal components of an ice machine.
The complicated answer: Scale buildup is all of the minerals that are naturally (or unnaturally) found in the water we drink. Calcium is the main component in scale, but there are a myriad of other minerals that are dissolved in water. Water will condensate and build up inside an ice machine over time, and as this water sits and eventually evaporates, it leaves behind the previously dissolved minerals.
Why is scale buildup bad? Because calcium will gradually wear away at the components in your ice machine if left untouched. Not only that, but scale buildup acts as a safe haven for bacterial growth, allowing it to survive even if you're flushing chemicals through the machine.
What is Biofilm Buildup?
Untreated microbial growth can cause biofilm buildup, (AKA "slime") where microorganisms, mainly bacteria, grow together in a matrix of polymers secreted by the microorganisms. These biofilm buildups are extremely dangerous and are the main cause of Legionella, a pathogenic group of bacteria, that can be a serious health concern to people. Worse still, biofilms have a shielding effect making disease-producing bacteria including Listeria, 1,000 times harder to eliminate.
Normal cleaning and sanitizing methods like running your machine’s cleaning cycle are not a replacement for scheduled cleaning and maintenance.
To truly eliminate scale and biofilm buildup requires a factory-certified technician to fully descale, clean, and sanitize the components of an ice machine.
Frozen or Not...Ice Can Contain Harmful Bacteria and Viruses
A University of Texas study revealed that Salmonella, E. coli, and Shigella all survived in ice cubes mixed with cola, scotch, water...and 85-proof tequila!
Viruses also survive in ice cubes, so our foodborne illness leader, the noroviruses (think Norwalk virus), can wreak havoc in the frozen crystals.