Maintain Your Refrigeration and Freezer
One overlooked aspect of running a diner, kitchen, or supermarket is the proper restaurant refrigeration maintenance Sunshine Coast businesses need to save time, effort, and expense.
The better you can maintain your refrigeration and freezer units, the fewer repairs and replacements will be needed. A little effort each day may prevent a big issue coming up tomorrow. So, here are a few tips to ensure that your refrigeration is working properly.
Purchase the Right Size Refrigerator
A good refrigerator saves you money because it is protecting your food. But a refrigerator that is too small means items that might sell sit in the back. While a refrigerator that is too large is costing you in terms of your utility bill and items that are not properly displayed. So, get the right size refrigerator to ensure that you are not paying more for protecting your food. You van also hire a cold room if you need.
Set a Cleaning Schedule
A good refrigerator in Buderim or other areas on the Sunshine Coast can last a very long time if you clean and maintain it properly. The first step is to set up a cleaning schedule to keep any buildup of dirt, grease, or ice from occurring. Your first cleaning should be early to allow you to see how much buildup occurs over time. Part of your cleaning plan should include the following;
- Wipe the insides and shelves until clean
- Check the gaskets and drain
- Clean the condenser
For most businesses, you should do this cleaning once per week. This may seem a little excessive at first, but a refrigerator can get dirty quickly. Plus, keeping the gaskets, drain, and condenser clean means that they run efficiently which can avoid issues and save money.
Check Electricity Usage
Over time, a refrigerator can start to use more power if not properly maintained. You’ll want to have a full inspection of your refrigerator performed at regular intervals to see if it starts to use more power. This may be a sign that something is not right or may need to be cleaned better.
Scheduled Refrigeration Maintenance
Having your refrigerators properly maintained with scheduled maintenance by a qualified refrigeration mechanic is a small expense that may save you a large amount of money. This means that the refrigerator is inspected, worn parts are replaced, and any issues that might be in the early stages are corrected before they become big problems. Set a schedule that works best for your business, ideally at a time when your establishment is not open.
While the best maintenance will not prevent all issues from occurring, you can significantly reduce the number that might happen with regularly scheduled maintenance by a professional. Plus, if you notice a change in the refrigerator such as an unusual noise for example, schedule an appointment to have it checked out.
The right restaurant refrigeration maintenance Sunshine Coast kitchens, diners, and supermarkets need will cost money. All proper maintenance programs will take a little extra effort and expense to maintain. However, the benefit is that with the right maintenance you may prevent an issue from arising that costs far more in one day than you spend over a lifetime of good care. Contact Vaughan and Danni at Best Refrigeration Sunshine Coast.