Why You Should Have Commercial Equipment Serviced in Winter

For the most part, commercial restaurant equipment is built to last. You can keep fridges, ovens, and grills working all day every day without having to worry about a breakdown or costly repair. 

However, as reliable as these machines are, they do require regular care and attention. Just because they’re built to withstand the demands of your business doesn’t mean they are invincible to wear and tear. Instead, you want to make sure that you schedule routine inspections and maintenance. 

That being said, we believe that the best time of year to get your machines serviced is winter. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of annual maintenance, as well as the reason why winter is the ideal season for it to happen. 

Why Regular Maintenance is Crucial

Simply put, the demands of your business require that everything works in peak condition at all times. You can’t expect to provide excellent service to your customers if you have machines breaking down all the time. Not only that, but the appearance of old and dirty equipment can be a huge turnoff, particularly in a restaurant. 

Here are the top reasons why you need to maintain your commercial equipment consistently. 

Avoid Disruptive Repairs

If an oven or refrigerator breaks down in the middle of the day, how will you respond? What happens if the equipment shuts off overnight? You don’t want to have to scramble to find a technician, nor do you want to come into a fridge full of spoiled food. 

Save on Energy Costs

When your commercial equipment is serviced regularly, you don’t need to use as much electricity (or gas) to operate them. Instead, you can maintain lower utility bills all year long.

Maintain High Standards

Unlike other industries, restaurants live and die by their appearance and atmosphere. Not only that, but your equipment can affect how well you prepare the food. 

Broken fridges can lead to the spread of bacteria. Subpar ovens can over or undercook dishes. Dirty ice machines can leave a literal bad taste in your customer’s mouths. Don’t let your quality slide because of substandard equipment. 

Extend the Life of Your Equipment

Whether you bought your commercial machinery new or used, chances are that it was a significant investment. You don’t want to have to replace your equipment every other year or so because it breaks down, do you? Routine inspections and maintenance can ensure that each piece will be in tip-top shape for years to come. 

Why Winter Maintenance is Ideal

Now that we understand the value of routine equipment management, when is the best time of year to get serviced? We believe that winter is actually the perfect season, and here are a few reasons why. 

Less Stress on the Machinery

When the weather is colder outside, your equipment doesn’t have to work as hard. You don’t need to run the air conditioner as often, and your refrigerators will be able to maintain temperatures more efficiently. 

Because the machines are under less stress, it’s so much more efficient to service them during this season. Overall, it’s much better to do it now than to wait until the temperatures rise and start overworking the equipment. 

Less Business

When winter rolls around, people are less likely to be out and about. The best time to service your commercial machinery is when you don’t have to worry about disrupting your daily operations. It’s typically easier to find a slow day during the winter, meaning that you get the benefit of routine maintenance without disturbing your bottom line. 

Contact Us Today to Keep Your Equipment Running Smoothly

Although winter is typically the ideal time for service, the fact is that you should get your machines inspected all year long. Call us today to set up a regular schedule so that we can make sure that your equipment will be in pristine shape.