When you’re busy running a business, ensuring timely servicing and maintenance is carried out on your equipment might not be top of your list of priorities. However, it’s important to keep in mind the consequences of your equipment breaking down; lots of lost time and lots of cost!
Have you considered what would happen if your commercial refrigeration equipment were to break down? Luckily, commercial refrigeration servicing and maintenance is usually quick to carry out, and very inexpensive when you compare it to the costs of repairing a unit once it has broken.
There are numerous maintenance actions that you can – and should – carry out yourself on a regular basis. These include always keeping the unit clean (hot soapy water does the trick!), inspecting your equipment often for signs of damage or wear and tear (catching things before they cause too much damage will save you a lot of money!), and ensuring the equipment has proper airflow to allow it to run effectively (anything blocking/disrupting the airflow to the equipment should be immediately removed).
There are some aspects of servicing and maintenance however that you won’t be able to carry out yourself and getting professionals to do this has numerous benefits. Equipment that has regular maintenance and professional inspections is much less likely to develop serious problems, as professionals will identify potential or small issues, fixing them before they can escalate to bigger more costly ones. Reputation is so important to a business, that’s why it’s so important to have regular maintenance as this ensures your equipment is working as it should and that therefore any food stored inside is fresh and safe. Professional cleaning is also part of maintenance, which ensures that any mould or bacteria is removed from your equipment, therefore keeping food safe to consume. Regular servicing and maintenance will also ensure your equipment has a long lifespan. Commercial refrigeration equipment is by no means a small cost for a business, it’s an investment, which is why it’s so important that you allow it to be professionally maintained. As with a car, regular servicing and maintenance will keep it in good working order, saving you expensive repair bills in the future.
At EJM, our maintenance service has proved effective in reducing plant breakdowns and production downtime. We also offer dedicated maintenance regimes which can be tailor-made to suit each client, site, and equipment needs, ensuring best performance and budget constraints are met. If you’d like to discuss servicing and maintenance for your equipment, simply get in touch with us today.