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.
Freon is un a confined space within a contained, pressurized system inside the refrigeration equipment. It should never “run out” or need to be topped off.
Freon is a dangerous health hazard. It is a lethal toxic substance, so freon leaks should be handled by an expert refrigeration technician as soon as possible. One indication that you have a leak is if you notice a smell that is between sweet and chloroform.
Inhaling Freon is highly poisonous and could result in death. Regularly inhaling high concentrations of Freon can cause breathing problems, fluid buildup in the lungs, organ damage, and sudden death (OEHHA, 2003). Acute effects occur within minutes to 24 hours, while subacute effects appear 24 hours to 2 weeks after exposure.
Symptoms of Freon poisoning:
• irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat
• heart palpitations
if you think you have a commercial refrigeration leak, call us at 614-863-6666. Our trained technicians can help you detect the source and repair your refrigeration equipment.
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