Tips for Utilising Refrigerated Trailer Rental

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Refrigerated trailer rental is one option for cold storage whether your company is working a planned event or is in the midst of a refrigeration emergency. Icecool Trailers can accommodate your portable cold storage needs with several sizes of refrigerator and freezer trailers along with walk-in cold rooms and freezers.

Making the most of a refrigerated trailer rental is an important part of getting the most value for your money. To do that, you need to step back and assess how to best use your portable refrigeration in whatever circumstances you find yourself in. Here are some important tips you might find helpful:

Air Temperature

Different foods require different minimum temperatures for refrigeration. As a general rule, keeping the internal temperature between 1 and 4.4°C should be suitable for most food types. Any food kept at temperatures higher than 4.4° for more than a couple of hours should not be used. On the other hand, there are other foods that should not be exposed to sub-freezing temperatures. Keep a thermometer on hand to make sure temperatures remain within the ideal window.

Food Containers

Food containers are important for several reasons. First of all, the juices from foods such as uncooked fish, meat, and poultry can contaminate other food products if sealed containers are not used. Second, some food products have very distinct odours that can be carried through the air to others that will absorb them. And finally, any warm or hot foods put into the refrigerated trailer will release moisture as it cools, causing unnecessary condensation.

Proper Shelving

All refrigerated trailers from Icecool Trailers come with appropriate shelving. Please inform us if you have special shelving requirements that you do not think will be met by our standards shelving solutions. It is important that you have enough shelves to accommodate all of your food products – nothing should be left on the floor. If your capacity is greater than what a single trailer will accommodate, multiple trailers or a walk-in room might be more suitable.

Product Placement

Using appropriate storage containers is the best way to preserve your food in a refrigerated trailer. That said, some food products are more sensitive to temperature changes than others are. Such foods should be kept on lower shelves, where temperatures remain more consistent. Less sensitive foods can be placed on high shelves.

If you would like more information about how to make the most of your refrigerated trailer rental, do not hesitate to contact us at Icecool Trailers. For more than 20 years, we have been providing reliable service to the Home Counties, London, and many other parts of England and Wales. We offer emergency service as well, with two-hour delivery often available in the Greater London area.

Icecool Trailers wants to be your solution provider for portable cold storage under any circumstances. Whether you are planning an event in Birmingham and the West Midlands, or you are in the midst of an emergency in Buckinghamshire, just give us a call. We will arrange your refrigerated trailer or freezer rental as quickly as possible.