Do you think you may have a Freon leak in your commercial or industrial refrigeration equipment?
Commercial and industrial refrigeration systems can leak up to 30% of the charge during a year. Leak rates can be dramatically reduced with adherence to best practices in service, maintenance leak testing and repair.
Detecting Freon leaks is very important. These leaks can cause serious health issues if they are not repaired.
Freon poisoning happens when someone is exposed to the chemicals used to cool appliances such as refrigerators and air conditioners. Freon is a tasteless, mostly odorless gas. When it is deeply inhaled, it may cut off vital oxygen to your lungs and cells.
Limited exposure from a spill on your skin or breathing near an open container is only mildly harmful. However, care should be taken to avoid contact with these types of chemicals. According to the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), even small amounts can cause symptoms.
Symptoms of Freon poisoning:
- irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat
- heart palpitations
Inhaling these fumes on purpose to “get high” poses a dangerous health risk. Regularly inhaling high concentrations of Freon can cause breathing problems, fluid buildup in the lungs, organ damage, and sudden death (OEHHA, 2003).
if you think you have noticed commercial refrigeration leaks, call us. Our trained technicians can help you detect the source and repair your cooling equipment.
With more than 30 years in the industry, Ohio Refrigeration is the leader in installing and maintaining commercial equipment. The difference is in our craftsmanship. You have only to look at one of our installations to recognize the effort we put into our work. Pipes are straight, hangers are level and insulation fits precisely. We don’t cut corners.
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