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BLEJWAS ASSOCIATES, INC.
221-A Evans Way • Branchburg, NJ 08876
Tel: (908) 253-8822 • Fax: (908) 253-8833
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© 1981-2019 Blejwas Associates, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 

ICE MACHINE & DISPENSER SERVICES 

Is Your Ice Machine Like a Petri Dish?

 

When commercial ice-making machines are inspected, it becomes clear that many aren’t cleaned or sanitized very often...if ever. Irregularly or incompletely cleaned machines can spread Salmonella, Listeria, E. coli, Shigella, and the Norwalk virus*.

Frozen or Not...Ice Can Contain Harmful Bacteria and Viruses

 

A University of Texas study revealed that Salmonella, E. coli, and Shigella all survived in ice cubes mixed with a cola, scotch, water...and 85 proof tequila!

Viruses also survive in ice cubes, so our foodborne illness leader, the noroviruses (think Norwalk virus), can wreak havoc in the frozen crystals.

Biofilm Buildup from Untreated Microbial Growth

 

Untreated microbial growth can cause biofilm buildup, (AKA“slime), where microorganisms, mainly bacteria, grow together in a matrix of polymers secreted by the microorganisms. These biofilm buildups are extremely dangerous and are a main cause of Legionella, a pathogenic group of bacteria, that can be a serious concern in hospitals where immunocompromised patients are present.

Worse still, biofilms have a shielding effect making disease-producing bacteria including Listeria, 1,000 times harder to eliminate. Normal cleaning and sanitizing methods like running your machine’s the cleaning cycle are not a replacement for scheduled cleaning and maintenance.

These biofilms aren't just harmful to the people using the ice, they're harmful to your ice machine as well. Just because biofilm and scale buildup aren't touching your ice, doesn't mean they aren't bad for the machine. Biofilm and scale buildup can eat away at essential components of your machine, leaving you stuck with expensive repairs, or having to flat out replace an entire machine!

The Blejwas Solution: Complete Cleaning & Documentation

Our trained technicians will clean your machine to manufacturer’s factory standards...and beyond.  We will manually clean and remove biofilm from those parts that automated cleaning cannot reach. And we will provide you with complete documentation required for compliance!  Wall mount, countertop or freestanding, Blejwas expert services include:

  • Cleaning

  • Sanitizing

  • Preventative Maintenance

  • Troubleshooting

  • Documentation and detailed reports

Maintenance & Service Contracts Available

  • Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities

  • Laboratories & Medical Research Facilities

  • Commercial Buildings & Offices

  • Food Service & Hospitality

  • Educational Facilities

Don't just take it from us.

Take it from our current happy customers!

What about your medical grade refrigerators?

It's not just a fridge, it's an essential part of your facility that's responsible for keeping expensive medicines at the necessary temperature. In the event that one of your medical grade refrigerators fails, you stand to lose expensive medicine, and gain an unnecessary headache in insurance calls and having to replace all of the spoiled product. Our team of experts has the training and the knowledge to repair your refrigerators, and to ensure all components are performing with no issues. If a refrigerator needs major repairs, Blejwas Associates can remove the unit from your facility and have it repaired at our own facilities, then have it promptly returned and installed.

Don't wait for something to break, or worse, for someone to get sick! 

Call: 908-253-8822, or fill out a contact form, and we'll be happy to discuss how our technicians can keep all of your ice machines and medical grade refrigerators running as cleanly and efficiently as possible!