If you have not bothered servicing your catering equipment frequently, then you only have yourself to blame. The costs to fix it will be higher because of this, much higher than if you regularly maintained. To steer clear of this type of problems with your catering equipment, make sure it is within the required distances to services such as water and electricity, as stated by the manufacturer. It must be installed as per the instructions, and in a suitable location. If any catering equipment needs setting up by a professional, don’t attempt it yourself, you may invalidate your warranty.
Often, catering equipment appliances need a water filtration system installed alongside it, so ensure the one you set up fits with the equipment correctly. This is a cost, but nevertheless you should view it as a means to protect your long term investment, as it will help prevent future breakdowns, which will only lead to further problems with your catering equipment, and as a result more costs. Ensure you have the catering equipment regularly serviced and you won’t have anything to worry about. Engineers will properly certify it, and their visits will make sure you get the maximum possible lifespan out of it.
Something small, such as a loose door hinge, can lead to much bigger problems. Ensure you stay on top of it all and keep your catering equipment in the best possible condition. Something trivial like this can lead to your food taking longer to prepare, which will have a knock on effect on the whole restaurant/cafe/bar. This will lead to frustration, and then things start to go downhill. Treat your catering equipment the same way you would your customers, and you should manage just fine.