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Restaurant Surface Repair & Maintenance Tips

Repair and maintenance of equipment can be a cost effective way to prolong the lifespan of a restaurant’s surfaces. All basic materials will wear down, age and show signs of damage over time. Acting on small blemishes or imperfections now, can help control and save on expenditures.Here are a few restaurant repair and maintenance tips from the Surface Repair experts.

Be Proactive

The best way to prevent having to spend a lot in unexpected repairs or replacement is to practice a proactive rather than reactive approach. By anticipating problems and working to avoid them ahead of time, management can make a large difference. Having a well communicated maintenance plan can help keep your repair cost under control. Teaching your employees what the best practices are, what to look for, and how to log their concerns will help so everyone is on the same page. The best way to do this is by setting up daily, weekly and monthly maintenance practices that enforce a routine and ensures consistency.

Use Proper Cleaning Technique

Too many times we have seen unnecessary damage due to improper cleaning. Training employees and researching the best products to use on your surfaces can make a huge difference in the lifespan of each material. We have seen corrosion caused by excessive use of water, upholstery damage from being wiped down with improper chemical solutions and these issues could have been avoided by simply educating the staff on the proper techniques. The lack of cleaning accounts for a large chunk of restaurant surface issues as well. Checklists and incentives to do things properly could save money on easily avoidable repairs.

Keep a Maintenance Log

A great way to keep up with your repairs and maintenance is to keep some sort of documentation. Knowing when your equipment was serviced last, when there were issues and when things were purchased can help to make wise decisions based on the equipment history. It may also be worth the effort to perform quality checks. Scheduling a time to log imperfections or check on the functionality and service log of a machine or surface could help to catch things that were overlooked during the busy hours of business.

Prompt Action

Taking action as soon as you notice an issue is essential. A small crack or chip can quickly become unrepairable. Especially in high traffic areas, blemishes on a surface can breed nasty bacteria. A lot of the time managers will wait too long leading to higher repair bills. We know when something is broken, it will need to be fixed. By procrastinating, it only prolongs the inevitable.

Surface Repair Service can help

Our surface repair experts are about to assess damage and repair them with the most efficient methods based on the material we are working with. Call us to see how we can help with your restaurant’s surface repairs at (515)276-5453 or contact us online.