Keep your Supply Safe with our Ice Machine Cleaning Schedule

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Safe, Sanitary Ice Guaranteed with Our Ice Machine Cleaning Schedule

We created our ice machine cleaning schedule to help you keep up with routine cleaning since technicians can't be there all the time. While an Easy Ice subscription thoroughly maintains and sanitizes your ice machine to ensure it's working at 100% efficiency – we want to give you tips for a healthy ice machine day to day. Between visits, it’s important that you and your staff keep up with ice machine cleaning, otherwise, you’ll be stuck with a dirty ice machine.

Without following a routine ice machine cleaning schedule, your machine produces less ice and can become contaminated, potentially making customers sick.By adding these simple steps to your daily cleaning, you’ll be doing the most the keep your ice machine in top shape. The FDA considers ice to be a food and so does your health inspector, so make sure you’re cleaning it well regularly.

     

    Your Ice Machine Cleaning Schedule

    We typically follow a standard ice machine cleaning schedule, servicing equipment twice a year for standard environments. Some, more challenging environments require additional cleaning. You can see our page on service enhancements for more information.

    In between scheduled ice machine cleanings we do, customers should perform the following tasks at this frequency:

    • – Always –

      Make sure the ice machine is in optimal temperatures. No higher than 90 degrees and no lower than 40 degrees Fahrenheit and always make sure the unit has enough airflow.

    • – Daily –

      Check the ice maker and the bin drain pipes at the floor drain to make sure it’s free of debris.

    • – Weekly –

      Clean the exterior surfaces of the ice machine with diluted bleach to inhibit mold growth.

    • – Monthly –

      Rinse out the ice machine air filters with hot water. A clogged ice machine filter will decrease the performance of the ice maker. Also, never bang on your air filter or place it in a dishwasher to clean it. Both will cause damage to the filter.

    • – Never –

      Use the ice machine to store items (I.e. don’t stack boxes or containers on top of the unit).

     

    Caring for Your Ice Bin

    Although Easy Ice will clean and sanitize your ice storage accessories twice a year, it’s also important for customers to follow local health department standards for cleaning their ice bins and dispensers between visits on a standard ice machine cleaning schedule. When the exterior of your ice machine and its accessories are cleaned regularly, you ensure your ice supply is safe and sanitary.

    If you don’t routinely follow an ice machine cleaning schedule, your unit is susceptible to mold, slime, and scale build-up. All three of these are major red flags for health inspectors and will leave you with contaminated ice. Use EPA recommended disinfectant and sanitizer on your ice machine and bin every week to keep your ice machine in top shape.

    Daily Cleaning and Routine Service Keep your Machine Safe!

    While you're cleaning your machine daily, we're here to maintain your equipment properly. Give us a call if you ever have a problem, we've got you covered.