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Every restaurant business relies on its equipment to provide customers with a great dining experience.

When you put your restaurant equipment through its paces, you're bound to have downtime now and again. With preventative restaurant equipment maintenance, you can maximize your equipment lifespan and avoid having to shut your restaurant down because of equipment failure.

Today, we're going to discuss the importance of maintenance for your restaurant equipment. We'll also give you some maintenance tips and tell you how to find the right professional to perform this preventative maintenance.

The more you care for your equipment, the longer it'll last. Keep reading and learn everything you need to know about preventative maintenance.


Importance of Restaurant Equipment Maintenance

Buying equipment for your restaurant might cost you up to $150,000 or more. If you're paying that much for your equipment, it should work, right?

A busy restaurant uses its equipment all day, every day. That amount of use takes a major toll on the equipment. If you don't do preventative maintenance, the equipment is way more likely to break down at the worst times.

The biggest benefit of preventative maintenance is reliability. When your equipment is reliable, you'll always be able to provide your customers with top-notch service. Better service leads to happier customers and a better reputation for your restaurant.

Reliability also prevents costly downtime. If your restaurant has to close for equipment repairs, you're losing money with each passing hour. Having a professional maintain your equipment is a small price to pay to keep your doors open.

Well-maintained equipment also makes your employees happier. If they're always worried about stoves or refrigerators breaking down, they can't do their job. Happier employees will lead to better employee retention and better workplace culture. 


Types of Preventative Maintenance

Effective maintenance requires a professional touch. That said, there are a few things you can inspect and maintain on a regular basis to prevent major mishaps. 

For refrigerators, make sure to check gaskets and air filters. Clean the coils regularly and make sure to keep debris away from drain pans. With fryers, you'll want to look out for gas leaks and take the time to clean your combustion fans.

Ranges should be cleaned on a daily basis. You should also check the grease filters so that airflow isn't restricted. If there's a lot of grease buildup, don't hesitate to replace the filter.


Finding the Right Professional 

As mentioned, professional maintenance is highly recommended if you want to avoid major issues. With the right experience and expertise, a professional will ensure your restaurant equipment is in tip-top shape.

At LDI, we've been helping Calgary, Edmonton, and Victoria restaurants maintain their equipment since 1991. Our planned restaurant equipment maintenance program will ensure your restaurant never has to go through costly downtime.

When it comes to emergencies, we're here for you 24/7. All you need to do is contact us, and we'll be there to help.

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