All restaurant owners have a lot on their plate with the hecticness found in a modern commercial kitchen. Between overseeing all internal operations, ensuring that all customers are satisfied, and overall financial management (just to name a few), it’s easy to forget about other important factors. For example, making sure that your commercial refrigeration equipment is properly maintained.
Now, this may seem like a minor detail you can overlook, but the fact is that failing to keep your commercial refrigeration clean and regularly maintained can result in your units failing at a fast pace. Not only that, but service repairs can get quite expensive. And factor in the perishable food that will spoil or melt in the summer if your refrigeration breaks down, and the costs could be devastating.
Fret not! For you can prevent these issues with proper maintenance. Here are a few tips on how to keep your money in your pocket:
Any strange sounds, leaks, or unsealed areas can easily be ignored. But small issues can turn into big disasters if left unattended, so be sure to survey your commercial refrigeration often.
Clean At Least Once A Week
Make sure you clean the inside and outside of your commercial refrigerator or freezer at least once a week. This can vary depending on how often you are utilizing your equipment. Use a little bit of soap mixed with hot water, and wipe your refrigeration with either a sponge or cloth. Avoid any abrasive implements.
Having too many items around your commercial refrigerator or freezer can prove to be dangerous. Air flow blockage can occur, which will cause the unit to not function to its true capacity, or not at all. Make sure that you don’t place other equipment too closely or unnecessary items in the vicinity of your refrigeration. Also, check for any debris and clean as needed.
Acquire A Service Professional
Service calls can be costly, but you will save a vast amount of money calling a service technician to inspect your refrigeration as opposed to hiring one when there is already a serious issue. A brief consultation today can save you a world of trouble tomorrow.
We hope that this brief guide to maintaining your commercial refrigeration will prove useful in your foodservice establishment!
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