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Your Essential Restaurant Maintenance Checklist For Better Efficiency

When it comes to running a restaurant, we understand that maintenance probably isn’t one of the most exciting aspects that every restaurant owner looks forward to.

However, with a daily influx of customers on top of your usual tasks and chores, there’s always a need for maintenance to improve efficiency and reduce long-term expenditure. With preventive maintenance, you can reduce your costs and improve your operation, thereby improving the quality of your service as well.

By having a restaurant maintenance checklist, you get into a routine of periodically checking up on important areas of your establishment to ensure everything is in great condition at all times.

At Doorway Services, we’ve done a fair share of repair and maintenance work on doors across hundreds, if not thousands, of premises to understand the different elements one needs to look at. 

In this blog, we’ve put together an essential restaurant maintenance checklist that will help you improve efficiency in your establishment.

Without further ado, let’s take a look –

Building Maintenance And Repairs

While this maintenance is usually done by professionals and not your in-house staff, knowing the different areas you need to check on can help you spot any damages beforehand. This means, from checking your plumbing to your heating and cooling systems, there are many areas you need to take a look at. 

Doors and windows are other important areas you need to look out for. With the influx of customers, there’s a high possibility that your automatic swing doors may require some basic maintenance work to perform more efficiently. 

Similarly, your window frames and edges too need to be checked out. If the need arises, consider replacing your doors and windows with newer and more efficient alternatives.

Equipment And Appliance Check

The next thing you need to include in your maintenance checklist is your equipment and appliances. With the chaos that ensues during service time, no matter how organized your team members are, your kitchen equipment and appliances are prone to a certain level of damage and inefficiency.

This makes it essential for you to check up on them on a more regular basis, if possible, or perhaps on a weekly basis. Since the equipment and appliances directly have a major impact on your restaurant, having them in the best condition will make things easier for you.

Moreover, while they may not need complete replacing, there might be small repair work that your appliances can benefit from. Additionally, you could also consider using sustainable appliances and equipment to save on bills and adopt an eco-friendly environment in your establishment.

Stocking And Cleaning

While every restaurant already has a process for stocking food products and other items, there’s always room for improvement and efficiency. This means that through regular pantry maintenance and checks, you can get a better understanding of the best way to store your produce.

Moreover, you may have vendors who supply fresh produce to you on a regular basis. Check those areas as well to see if there’s any aspect you can improve on for better functioning.

Aside from this, cleaning and waste management are also essential to clear out any garbage and other unwanted products for a clutter-free space. Changing your garbage bags, clearing your bins, cleaning and sanitizing kitchen sinks, removing food buildup in the drains, cleaning faucets and other knobs are a few other areas you can look into.

While you’re at it, do routine checks of your dishwasher and other appliances to see if there’s any spills or food and dust gathered in corners and other areas. 

Hygiene is important and through regular cleaning and maintenance, you can stay on top of this.

To Conclude

With the points mentioned above, you can improve on your restaurant maintenance checklist to ensure better service and efficiency for your establishment. While you may already have processes in place, improving certain areas will always prove beneficial for your restaurant.

Additionally, it makes service and operations much better while also enhancing your establishment and hopefully increasing your customer base.

Contact Doorway Services For Commercial Door Maintenance And Installation

Commercial door repair and installation is an important part of your maintenance checklist and for this, there’s no place better than Doorway Services!

Be it for your automatic swing doors, sliding doors or even manual doors, our team offers quality maintenance, repair and installation services for commercial doors.

To find out more about our services, get in touch with us today!