Arctic Metalworks Fixes a Wine Cooling System Damaged in Miami, Florida
At Florida Wine Cellars, we often receive calls from homeowners who are having problems with their wine storage rooms and cooling systems. Generally, the problems that these people complain about are those that could have been prevented if their wine cellar had been built by an expert, and if their wine cellar cooling unit had been installed by a licensed professional.
HVAC Experts Repair a Damaged Wine Cellar Cooling System in Miami, Florida
When we receive calls from homeowners reporting problems with their wine cellar cooling systems, the problems they complain about are usually preventable. The usual complaints are of predicaments that could have been avoided if they employed an expert to build their wine room and insisted on hiring a professional to install their cooling systems. A good example of this is a project that we recently completed:
We received a call from a wine collector in Miami, Florida who complained about water dripping from the ceiling of their residential custom wine cellar. The problem was getting worse, and it was affecting the wine cellar lighting fixture. If the problem was not fixed, the damage could potentially end up too expensive to repair.
Step 1: Identifying the Cause of the Problem
One of our contracting partners, Arctic Metalworks, sent a team to check out the problem, and they found that it was caused by the faulty installation of the storage system’s vapor barrier. The plastic, or vapor barrier, was installed on the cold side of the insulation. This resulted in the fiberglass insulation getting very wet, and consequently, led to water dripping from the wine cellar ceiling.
Step 2: Tear Down of the Entire Wine Storage Structure
That single mistake in the installation of the vapor barrier caused a massive problem that required radical repairs. The team from Arctic Metalworks had to tear down the entire wine cellar to fix the problem. The wine cellar cooling system had to be uninstalled, the wine racking system had to be removed, and the drywall together with the wet insulation within the walls had to be stripped down.
It’s a good thing that the problem was discovered early and attended to promptly; otherwise mold could have started forming. The formation of black mold would mean that they’d have to call a mold abatement company to remove all of the mold first before the team could proceed with the repair.
We highly recommend having a regular maintenance plan for your wine refrigeration unit to prevent the worsening of any wine room problems. A prudent wine collector should have the wine cooling system checked and maintained regularly by an HVAC expert.
Step 3: Replacement of Poor Quality Materials
To ensure that the wine cellar will be an effective storage system, the team had to replace the room’s substandard materials with quality products. The insulation, for example, was replaced with a spray-in polyurethane product. This is a superior type of insulation, and it works as an effective vapor barrier too. After experiencing the consequences of a poorly installed vapor barrier and insulation, the client was more than willing to invest in higher quality materials.
The storage system’s drywall also had to be replaced. Then, the team repainted the wine room to achieve the client’s desired design. Lastly, the home cellar cooling unit and wine racks were installed.
The client in Miami, Florida found the whole experience both traumatic and very expensive. But the problem that was encountered could have been prevented if a wine cellar expert was consulted and hired in the first place. This was a learning experience for the client.
Cooling Units are an Essential Aspect of an Ideal Wine Cellar
Wines are a very sensitive type of beverage. If they are not stored in the required temperature and humidity, they can easily spoil.
Anyone who desires to start a wine collection should be willing to invest in an effective wine storage system. A wine cellar, which is the common choice among wine collectors in Miami, is an effective storage system if it can provide the necessary temperature and humidity that wines need to mature tastefully.
Have Your Wine Cellar Designed and Built by a Professional
To create an effective wine storage system, there are a few essential elements that should be considered carefully. The first among these elements is the proper construction of the wine cellar. A prudent wine collector should have an expert builder design and construct the storage room. Any mistakes in the structure and parts of a cellar, like in the installation of insulation and vapor barrier, can cause grievous consequences later on. Some mistakes in construction can cost a lot to repair.
An HVAC Professional Should Install and Maintain Your Cooling Unit
A wine cellar cannot provide the ideal storage conditions by itself. You need to have a wine cellar cooling system installed. Generally, you need to have a licensed HVAC professional to set up your refrigeration unit, so that you can be sure that it is correctly installed, and will function efficiently.
Having a regular maintenance plan for your wine cellar refrigeration unit is also very important. Through this, you can always be sure that the unit is in good condition, and that it is functioning optimally. Regular maintenance also provides the opportunity to uncover problems with the cooling system, and to promptly deal with them.
At Arctic Metalworks they have a team of HVAC professionals who are skilled at installing different kinds of wine storage cooling systems. They are also available for maintenance and repair of various refrigeration systems.
Trust Only a Wine Cellar Cooling Expert to Avoid a Multitude of Problems
Arctic Metalworks is one of the leading wine cellar cooling system construction companies in Miami, Florida. They offer the best wine cooling units that are proven to meet all wine storage needs effectively and efficiently.
This case recently completed in Miami, Florida should be a lesson that all wine collectors should learn from: trust only wine storage experts. Prudent wine collectors should have their wine storage structures designed and constructed by a professional, and their wine cellar refrigeration unit should be installed and maintained by a proficient wine cellar cooling contractor.