We know how important it is to keep your kitchen up and running 24/7. A maintenance contract for your commercial kitchen helps you keep costs under control and give you peace of mind.
What does a commercial kitchen service contract provide?
A commercial kitchen maintenance contract will give you a planned service on your equipment at set times over the year. This ensures everything is fit for purpose and is given a deep clean. This can help give you peace of mind that all your commercial kitchen equipment is performing to the best of its ability, and is safe to use.
Why is a kitchen equipment service contract important?
By taking a proactive approach to your commercial equipment maintenance, you will ensure that you make use of its full life span as well as be able to plan costs in advance. Reacting to breakdowns and booking emergency repairs can lead to unplanned downtime for your business and larger costs for repairs.
What are the benefits of a commercial kitchen equipment service contract?
Extend the lifespan of your catering equipment
By booking a regular service on your catering equipment, you’ll be extending its lifespan. An engineer can detect any worn parts before the machine breaks down. They can resolve any problems while they are still small and fixable, so it will be longer until you have to splash out for new equipment.
Plan and reduce your costs
One-off call outs can be expensive, especially if you need them on short notice. You will usually be charged a flat rate for the callout, plus a half-hourly fee after this. If you take preventative measures and have regularly scheduled maintenance appointments, it will work out much more cost-effectively. You’ll be able to budget across a period of time instead of on an ad-hoc basis.
Preventative maintenance can also save you money on your energy bills. Equipment such as refrigerators that aren’t regularly maintained will use significantly more energy. Maintenance can deliver electricity savings of up to 45%.
If your machine has broken down, the engineer might not be able to fix it on their first visit if they don’t have the correct part on them. You may have to wait for the team to order parts from the manufacturer, delivered and then fitted and repaired leading to increased downtime. You could be without the equipment for days during this process. If a worn or broken part is spotted during a maintenance appointment before a breakdown occurs, then an engineer can repair the machine before it causes any problems.
Protect your reputation
In the hospitality sector, your reputation and reviews can make or break your business. Don’t leave your customers disappointed by taking off their favourite menu item because a piece of equipment isn’t working. By planning maintenance on your catering equipment, you’ll always be in a position to impress your customers and stay ahead of the competition.
How should you choose an equipment maintenance contract?
Look for a reputable company with engineers that have experience with electrical and gas equipment, as well as refrigeration. They should be a one-stop shop for all your catering equipment needs to best serve you and resolve any issues with your equipment. At Gardiff, we have engineers available 365 days a year for repairs and servicing. Our office team are on hand for any technical enquiries. Our fixed monthly contract maintenance package is available to cover all your kitchen equipment, from gas to refrigeration, electrical and mechanical problems. Get in touch to learn more.