Even though commercial catering equipment is built to stand up to heavy daily use, it needs to be serviced on a regular basis if you want to avoid catering equipment repairs, if you want your appliances to last for a long time, as well as if you want it to continue to perform efficiently day in and day out. We all know that commercial appliances are expensive, so since you have invested quite a sum of money in the catering equipment that you have, you should take the necessary steps to protect your equipment by scheduling routine service and daily maintenance.
The sad truth is that, most kitchen equipment is not maintained regularly and this is why they break down so often, which forces a company to then call a commercial appliance repairman to come and fix the problem. Regular service not only help you avoid repairs; it can help to extend the life of your restaurant equipment.
Most business owners will try to do their own form of service procedures, in hopes that it will be sufficient, as they are wary of the costs associated with and being locked into a service contract. While there are some service matters that can be handled internally, there are others that require the knowledge of a trained repair technician to effectively complete the maintenance task.
Because these equipment’s get used so heavily, there is normal wear and tear, which will eventually lead to part failures as they get worn out. Most managers only focus on the initial cost of a service contract and don’t factor in the cost of not getting regular service. For example, a loose door hinge, clogged burner or a door gasket can cause your appliances to work inefficiently which could mean the following:
- Frustrated employees
- Production slows down
- Increased energy usage
- Increased operating costs
- Reduced quality of products
- Reduced customer satisfaction
- Loss of customers