Your kitchen equipment is a big investment, and with global supply issues impacting the production of new equipment and parts, you want to look after it. So, how do you make your kitchen equipment last longer? Well, TWO Services, the one-stop-shop for kitchen deep cleaning and maintenance has some useful advice.
“The main things to remember are planned kitchen maintenance, correct set-up of equipment, fast equipment repair and professional deep cleaning services,” says Barry Osborn, Managing Director at TWO Services.
Planned kitchen maintenance
Do you have regular maintenance for your kitchen? At TWO Services, we suggest maintenance plans are done on either a 6 or a 12-month basis.
Imagine having to close the kitchen because a vital piece of equipment has broken down? Regular maintenance visits mean that problems, such as a faulty door seal on the chiller, can be nipped in the bud. Small fixes, picked up in maintenance visits, are likely to be cheaper and less disruptive to your kitchen than full on breakdowns.
What is checked during a regular maintenance visit?
A planned kitchen maintenance programme can cover all of your kitchen equipment, including ovens, dishwashers and chillers, and should include:
- inspections for wear and tear,
- necessary machine adjustments,
- checking gas ranges and carbon monoxide emissions,
- replacing worn components, and
- lubricating moving parts.
The important thing is that equipment isn’t just checked to make sure it’s not broken. “Our maintenance visits also look at the way your kitchen equipment is being used and we’ll suggest adjustments to machines, such as ware-washing cycles or chemical levels used,” adds Barry.
Not only can this make your equipment last longer, but it can also make it more efficient, saving you money on your energy bills too.
Effective repairs to avoid breakdowns
Many kitchens are feeling the effects of the global supply shortage. A combi oven that was due in January, for example, is now likely to arrive two months later than that. So, keeping your kitchen equipment running longer and more efficiently is a big win.
Despite supply issues, you should always get equipment repaired as soon as you notice something faulty. It’s likely to be a cheaper repair that way.
“Our engineers’ vans remain well stocked, with parts for most leading makes of equipment. They can normally carry out repairs on the spot, without having to make extra visits. But, if immediate repair or replacement isn’t possible, then we also offer competitive equipment rental options, to bridge the gap,” says Barry.
Deep clean your kitchen
Even if your daily cleaning schedule is rigorous, regular deep cleaning of your kitchen is vital. The teams at TWO Services will deep clean and degrease every inch of your ovens, refrigeration, storage, racking, equipment, counter tops, ceilings, walls and floors.
By using professional deep cleaning services, it will help to protect your appliances from breakdowns, maintain their optimum performance and maximise their life expectancy. Just imagine how the breakdown of your combi oven would impact your kitchen.
Consider also that your kitchen staff and your own cleaners won’t be trained and have the required access equipment for high-level cleaning.
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.
We work to the highest standards using an integrated management system. We’re accredited to ISO 9001, BS ISO 14001: 2015 and ISO 45001:2018. And all our work is carried out in accordance with the European Regulations EC852/2004, the Food Safety & Hygiene (England) Regulations 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.