If you’ve been forced to close your kitchen because of coronavirus restrictions, maintaining a to-do list can help to keep your kitchen clean and reopen safely. At TWO Services, we suggest the following.
Even when a kitchen isn’t in use, dust continues to collect. Before you reopen your kitchen, employing the services of a trained team to deep clean your kitchen could be beneficial. Your kitchen staff and cleaners won’t be trained in high-level cleaning using ladders, and won’t have the experience to properly deep clean heavy equipment. At TWO, we offer bespoke cleaning regimes which are tailored to suit your finances and your schedule – it doesn’t have to be all or nothing.
Regular maintenance visits can reduce the risk of breakdowns, which is more important than ever. You might think that because a kitchen hasn’t been used for a while, it hasn’t had any additional wear and tear. But each piece of kitchen equipment is a cog in a wheel and if one stops working, it can mean closing the kitchen. Why not get the best of both worlds with TWO Services. One provider for both cleaning and maintenance.
It might look clean, but if deposits of grease are allowed to accumulate in extract ductwork, a flash flame or high temperature may cause them to ignite. If you haven’t had a ductwork clean by an accredited organisation to TR / 19 standards, your insurance policy could be invalid. At TWO Services, we advise that ductwork checks are carried out quarterly, but at a minimum, every six months.
With your kitchen closed and staff at home, gas safety checks can easily be overlooked. It’s a legal requirement to maintain your gas appliances, so make sure you haven’t missed your annual gas safety check. If gas appliances are not properly maintained, it can cause unnecessary breakdowns and in the worst-case scenario make the equipment dangerous. Our fully qualified engineers are Gas Safe registered and continually trained by leading manufacturers.
A closed kitchen can give pests, such as vermin, a chance to become a real problem. They can find food in storage or residual food that has been dropped behind equipment. A widespread pest infestation can cause a serious health and safety concern. Whether it’s mice or flies causing a problem, TWO Services now offers a solution to keep your kitchen safe.
Ready steady cook
By following the points above; such as, deep cleaning, kitchen maintenance and safety checks, means your kitchen will be ready to go when you reopen. With so much disruption due to coronavirus restrictions, you want to be ready to cook as soon as you can.
If you would like more advice on getting your kitchen ready to reopen, call us on 0800 22 44 33 or visit www.two-services.com.
And for new customers, book your first kitchen deep clean with us and get your second half price. Just use the code ‘H&C’ when you call or use it in the form below and we will be in touch.
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