Kitchen Essentials

Why Your Restaurant Equipment Needs A Regular Maintenance Schedule

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Does your restaurant equipment have a routine maintenance schedule established?

Failing to do so can cost you thousands in the future. Don’t wait until your equipment breaks down to give it attention. As a result, you will be left with many problems that could have been avoided by taking basic preventative measures. Basic preventative measures are easy to establish and provide lots of benefits.

Implementing these basic preventative measures will:

  • Extend equipment life
  • Maintain quality standards
  • Facilitate efficient operations 
  • Exceed safety regulations
  • Save you money.

In short, daily procedures and a regular professional maintenance schedule will ensure inefficiencies are addressed before they start digging into your profits.

What your team can do

Your kitchen team will lead all basic cleaning and maintenance activities. Firstly, train your staff to understand proper handling of the equipment! Secondly, start implementing procedures once your staff knows how to safely set up and shut down every piece of equipment.

Checklists are a great way to keep every member of your team accountable for taking care of all the units they use daily. Highlight every piece of food equipment you have in the kitchen, and include essential daily checks and cleaning procedures to accompany them. Delegate these tasks for sign-off once complete.

Procedures include, but are not limited to:

Cleaning:
  • Interior and exterior
  • Behind the equipment
  • Covid-19 sanitation procedures
Inspections:
  • Track temperature logs
  • Identify minor damages, cracks, or dents
  • Identify leaks

Every kitchen’s list will vary. Therefore, it is crucial to take note of every detail in your kitchen. Don’t be afraid to make your list exhaustive.

Include all equipment and units:

You have spent thousands of dollars on all of these essentials. Therefore, you want to protect your investment!

Schedule Professional Maintenance Services

Daily care from your team is essential, but do not overlook the importance of professional maintenance providers. The knowledge and expertise you get from trained professionals will ensure further preventative measures are put in place. Trained professionals will identify and resolve any problematic areas before they worsen – a level of detail you can’t get from anyone else.

Babak Food Equipment is backed by 20 years of industry experience. Our trained professionals will take care of your restaurant equipment as if it were our own. Give us a call and we will craft a regular maintenance schedule tailored around your unique kitchen setup anywhere in the Lower Mainland.