Keeping the Ice Machine Clean

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Keep Units Clean with an Ice Machine Cleaning Schedule

Every Easy Ice subscription comes with major cleaning, sanitizing, and preventive maintenance that ensures the ice machine is working at 100% efficiency – but technicians can’t be there all the time. That’s why we’ve provided this ice machine cleaning schedule you can follow so you’re not stuck with a dirty ice machine that produces less ice and can potentially make customers sick.

     

    Your Ice Machine Cleaning Schedule

    We typically perform a cleaning 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 the standard 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

    Your ice storage bin is where your ice machine stores ice until it’s ready to use. Although Easy Ice will clean and sanitize your ice storage bin twice a year, it’s also important for customers to follow local health department standards for cleaning their ice bins between visits. Proper cleaning of the bin will ensure ice stays clean and sanitary.

    Easy Ice Covers Your Ice Machine Needs

    If your Easy Ice unit isn’t performing up to the manufacturer’s specifications, give our Customer Service Team a call.