What are the benefits of a fully comprehensive maintenance contract?
Although commercial kitchens are designed and built to be a long term investment, like all heavy machinery your kitchen equipment needs to be regularly maintained to ensure that it is running at optimum efficiency. It isn’t compulsory to have a maintenance contract, however it is highly recommended in order for you to get the most out of your investment. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the benefits of taking out a fully comprehensive maintenance contract with BFES.
Prevent equipment downtime
Within every commercial kitchen, equipment downtime directly impacts the business negatively. Every minute of downtime is money lost due to inactivity of the business and the inability to produce any food. A fully comprehensive maintenance contract ensures that during a thorough on-site service inspection, all parts and consumables are included to keep your equipment running as efficiently and effectively as possible. By having such extensive coverage, the risk of equipment downtime is minimised saving businesses money and providing peace of mind for the kitchen manager.
Increase longevity of equipment
When investing large amounts of money into commercial kitchen equipment, you want to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your investment. Especially when the equipment is being used daily, the wear and tear on the machinery itself is shortening its lifespan with every use. If left unmaintained for too long, the equipment could stop working all together or become unsafe for employees to use, resulting in the cost of purchasing brand new equipment.
A fully comprehensive maintenance contract is the best way to protect your investment and prolong the lifespan of the equipment you purchased. Not only that, but with CAPEX Forecasting we can assess at what point your equipment will need a refresh allowing you to include these figures within annual budgeting totals.
Ensure your equipment is safe for employees to use
As previously mentioned, kitchen equipment that has been unmaintained can eventually become unsafe for employees to use. In the instance that the equipment malfunctions or fails to operate how it should, employees could be at risk of an accident or worse. A fully comprehensive service contract ensures that all equipment is safe to use upon completion every inspection, mitigating any chance of an equipment related incident.
One fixed cost monthly/quarterly
Businesses don’t like risk. Having the ability to properly assess, identify and manage risk to avoid financial catastrophes, is essential to running any business. A fully comprehensive service contract includes the full service at a fixed price that can be paid monthly or quarterly. Included in this is all labour costs, parts and consumables, preventing you from paying more for parts needed or repeat labour costs. One fixed monthly cost to ensure your kitchen equipment runs at efficiently as possible for as long as possible.
There are a variety of maintenance contracts to choose from at BFES, however none as reliable as a fully comprehensive contract. The table below shows the level of maintenance included at each tier: