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Emergency Cold Room Hire: Because You Never Know

Icecool Trailers - 09-Feb-2018
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During the early hours of 24th July 2017, food items stored in the chillers of a Welwyn Garden City supermarket began to warm up. That's because the supermarket's chillers stopped working. By the time staff arrived to begin their shifts, it was obvious that what couldn't be saved by moving it to temporary cold storage out back would have to be disposed of. What happened that morning perfectly illustrates why we offer emergency cold room hire throughout most of southern England and South Wales.

We do our best to ensure we have enough units on hand to address emergencies. The fact is that you never know when you're going to need emergency refrigeration. If a Sainsbury's supermarket can lose its refrigeration overnight, the same can happen to any other small business, educational institution, hospital, etc.

In the Sainsbury's case, they did have some extra cold storage capacity to accommodate some of the food items. Still, news reports said the supermarket had to throw out quite a few items. Had they access to emergency cold room hire, perhaps things would have been different. There's no way to know for sure.

How Emergency Service Works

A company might be tempted to call for refrigerated van hire with the expectation that they can get a van quicker than a trailer or walk-in cold room. That's not the case with Icecool Trailers. Our emergency service provides for delivery in as little as 2-4 hours, depending on your location. We strive for same-day delivery in most cases.

The thing to understand is that companies in trouble can call us 24/7. We're always available to provide emergency cold room hire or refrigerator/freezer trailers on short notice. What's more, we don't expect our clients to come to us. We deliver and set up all units ourselves. In that way we can guarantee that our cold rooms and trailers will be functioning properly before we leave the client's premises.

In terms of comparing the benefits of our cold rooms to those of refrigerated vans, there really is no comparison. Walk-in cold rooms offer greater capacity, interior installation, greater convenience, and better value when measured by volume. There really is no good reason to rent a van when we offer unparalleled cold room hire for virtually any emergency.

Contact Us Right Away

If you operate a business highly dependent on cold storage, we invite you to contact Icecool Trailers right away to learn more about cold room hire. Don't wait until disaster strikes to start looking at your options. By becoming informed now, you will know just what to do should you ever find yourself in an emergency with your refrigeration.

Remember, we offer emergency cold room hire because you never know when you're going to need it. The good people at Sainsbury's weren't expecting to arrive to work and find their refrigeration was down. When it happens to you, and it will, don't you want to be prepared?


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