Have you ever considered that your refrigeration is probably the only piece of kitchen equipment that has to stay on 24/7? TWO Services explains why refrigeration maintenance is vital to keep this equipment working properly.
Poor maintenance will cost you
Poorly maintained equipment can result in breakdowns. If your chiller or freezer stops working, you will potentially have to destroy its contents, which could cost hundreds of pounds. A breakdown or the inefficient running of chillers could also increase the risk of breaching health & safety regulations, so maintenance is vital. If people contract food poisoning after eating food from your kitchen, it not only puts their lives at risk, it can cause irreparable reputational damage too.
To keep your chillers in good condition, they should be cleaned out each month and any spills should be dealt with straight away.
Has your kitchen been closed?
COVID restrictions have forced many commercial kitchens to close for lengthy periods. These closures result in refrigeration checks often being overlooked or regular maintenance being missed. If you can’t keep your food at the correct temperature then you may have to close your kitchen.
If you’re reopening your kitchen after a forced closure, make sure you check your refrigeration is working correctly. Has it been cleaned out, can you spot any obvious signs of wear and tear, and is it at the correct temperature?
Importance of regular maintenance
Regular maintenance visits allow for problems, such as a faulty door seal or blocked condenser, to be nipped in the bud. It avoids costly breakdowns and can avoid health & safety breaches.
By implementing a professional, planned equipment maintenance service for your chillers and freezers, you can avoid:
- reduced efficiency
- higher energy bills
- potential hygiene hazards
- compromised food safety
- untimely breakdowns
- costly food waste
How often should maintenance be carried out?
It depends on the kitchen and the intensity of equipment use. But at TWO Services, our maintenance plans are flexible and can be offered on a 6 or a 12-month basis.
Working with TWO Services
Very few other UK companies can give you the simplicity and convenience of one expert team who can take care of maintenance and ductwork, as well as cleaning. We offer bespoke cleaning and maintenance regimes where we tailor our approach to suit your finances and your schedule. In short, we’ll set you free to concentrate on what you do best – providing high quality service with complete peace of mind.
Our refrigeration engineers are highly qualified to Fgas standards. We use the Gas Safe CP42 inspection form for gas appliances. And we’re accredited to BS EN ISO 9001: 2015, BS EN ISO 14001: 2015 (environmental) and OHSAS 18001: 2007 (health and safety). And all our work is carried out in accordance with the European, Food Safety & Hygiene (England) Regulations (in all cases, the latest issue applies) and COSHH. We provide certificates of hygiene after each clean.
If you would like more advice or information, 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.