Restaurants are one of the most difficult kinds of businesses to run successfully, but they have major payoffs if done correctly. In order to keep a restaurant operating smoothly, the kitchen must be the focus of maintenance as it is the heart of the restaurant and the most important for its operations. In order to keep the kitchen well-maintained, follow these practices.
Keep the kitchen and its appliances clean.
Not only is it a necessary practice to maintain compliance with health codes, but it is also important for maintenance purposes to keep the kitchen and its appliances clean. Kitchen appliances that are cleaned regularly last longer and therefore require less frequent repairs and replacements. Cleaning is also important because the water and oils present in kitchens dirty appliances more frequently than in most business facilities. If deep cleaning is done every day, it is much easier to stay on top of and reduces the risks associated with cleaning less thoroughly over time.
Perform preventative maintenance on kitchen equipment.
Like other kinds of business facilities, kitchen equipment should be treated with preventative maintenance; that is, the frequent checking of performance and minor repairs in an effort to prevent breakdowns and serious issues. All kinds of kitchen equipment should be well-maintained in this way and setting up a schedule to do so will help in both the short and long term. A computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) may be a worthwhile investment, as it allows for a well-organized chart of preventative maintenance with reminders to schedule and perform tasks.
Restaurant maintenance is highly dependent on kitchen equipment and cleanliness, so these are factors you never want to overlook. If you don’t have the staff to maintain your kitchen appliances on your own, outsource them to an expert team of maintenance professionals, such as that of MaintenX. To learn about our preventative maintenance and repair services, please call us at (855) 751-0075 at any time.