Everyone can agree that commercial kitchens need maintaining. Regular home kitchens would go to pot if no one cleaned anything or made small repairs or replacements when necessary. Consider even more how much care professional kitchens need when they whip up food and drinks for dozens if not hundreds of people every day. You might have heard of commercial kitchen equipment services offering planned maintenance. What is planned maintenance? Let’s find out.
What Is Planned Maintenance?
Planned maintenance can have a broader or narrower definition. It could mean the professional, routine checkups that companies like Pine Heights provide, but it could also refer to the budgeting and planning that commercial kitchen managers or owners do to prepare for all commercial kitchen equipment maintenance. We will talk about both kinds.
Budgeting and Planning
If you run a commercial kitchen in a restaurant, food truck, hospital, jail, church, etc., you will need to allocate funds for scheduled and unscheduled equipment cleaning, inspections, and repairs. In all, you will need to budget for:
- Regular cleaning of all appliances that your staff does
- Routine, scheduled checkups by a professional cooking equipment technician
- Unexpected professional repairs for when an equipment part fails
Professional inspections usually happen quarterly, but consult your cooking equipment manufacturers’ guidelines to know details for each appliance.
Professional inspections is another definition for planned maintenance. Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service offers planned maintenance to commercial kitchens throughout Maryland; what you can receive would be deep cleaning for equipment, inspections, tune-ups, and small repairs. It is the benefit of a professional, trained eye spotting any deficiency of excellency in your appliance, and a problem-solving mind that can follow through on the best solution.
Lastly, professional repairs would not count as planned maintenance but would if you are thinking about budgeting and planning for all types of equipment care. Plan for commercial kitchen equipment failures; at some point, an appliance will break in some way, but repairing it will let you get the most out of it.
Contact Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc.!
Since 1971, Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc., has been the leader in Commercial Kitchen Equipment Services in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. We specialize in Restaurant Equipment Repair Services, Commercial Refrigeration, Preventive Maintenance, in-shop repairs, and over-the-counter parts.
At Pine Heights, our motto is simple: “Quality Service for Less.” We provide the highest level of commercial maintenance for a competitive rate. We are veteran and family-owned and operated and located in Baltimore at 2900 West Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230.