A freezer room hire refers to having a portable freezer or cool room brought to an event for short-term use. This can be a good choice if you're hosting an event outdoors and want to keep food items cold, or need to store ice and other such materials someplace where an indoor freezer cannot accommodate. If you've never had to hire a freezer room before, note a few questions you might have and might consider with any potential company, so you know what's involved and are sure to get the right type for your particular needs.
1. Ask what access they need
If you are putting a freezer in your backyard for a casual pool party, the hiring company will need to know where it's going to be located and if they can reach it with their vehicle. Remember that it might be a tight squeeze between your home and the garage, or there may not be room to work around a shed, your landscaping, and the like. For other events, there may not be ready access behind tents or pavilions.
However, some freezer units are actually assembled onsite. If your location has limited access, this might be an option. Always ask the access needed including the clearance, ground conditions and the like when choosing a mobile freezer room, and note your choices for that location.
2. Ask about temperature controls
Some freezers may work just like cool rooms, in that they only keep items cool but not necessarily frozen. Others may keep items frozen but not allow you to actually control the temperature. If you need to store something that must stay at a consistent temperature, such as ice cream, ice for an ice carving, and similar items, be sure you ask about temperature controls. You need a freezer that is strong enough to keep the interior at a certain temperature and that allows you to maintain that temperature throughout your event.
3. Ask about interior storage
Some freezers may have shelves and some may simply be a large, open space. If you're serving pies and other such items at your event, you may need those shelves. However, if you need to store a large block of ice for an ice carving, they may actually get in the way. Always ask about interior storage and the layout of the interior when asking about the space available so you know you choose a freezer that will work for your needs in particular.