Maintaining a restaurant isn’t easy. Keeping your premises presentable and hygienic requires doing a lot of cleaning, as well as occasionally investing in repairs. While most of us are able to keep on top of the basics such as wiping tables and cleaning the floor, some maintenance tasks can often get overlooked or put off. Below are just a few questions that could be worth asking yourself to ensure that you’re staying on top of restaurant maintenance.
When was the last time you deep-cleaned your kitchen equipment?
You should be carrying out some basic equipment cleaning after every shift, however there may be some cleaning tasks that don’t need to be carried out every night. This includes pulling out equipment and cleaning behind or cleaning extractor fan hood.
Schedule a deep clean of your kitchen at least once every 12 months. To help deep clean certain equipment, it could be worth hiring specialist cleaning services such as professional hood cleaning services. This ensures that the job is being done properly and safely.
How clean/tidy are your fridges?
Commercial fridges can become dirty and cluttered over time if you don’t regularly clean them. This can lead to organization problems and contamination of food.
Cleaning and tidying a commercial fridge can take a while depending on the size of the fridge. Turn off the fridge so that you don’t get too cold and then plan to tackle each shelf one at a time. Don’t forget to clean the floor and walls too in case there are any spillages here.
Are your chairs and tables fit for purpose?
Beyond cleaning chairs and tables, it’s important to make sure that they’re not too damaged. Damaged furniture may not just be uncomfortable, but could also pose a safety hazard – so you need to know when to replace it.
Finding new furniture that matches old furniture isn’t always easy. If lots of your tables and chairs are looking old and worn, it may be better to simply buy a whole new set of furniture.
Does your bathroom need sprucing up?
Maintaining a clean restaurant bathroom is very important. However, you should also consider the condition of it.
If taps are looking mottled, toilet seats are broken and paint is looking faded, it could be time to spruce up your bathroom. Fresh bathroom decor will make the room feel cleaner and will give customers a better impression of your restaurant.
Is your exterior in good condition?
It’s common to focus on a restaurant’s interior and neglect the exterior. If you let your exterior become too shabby, it could put off customers from coming in. This is why it’s so important to maintain your exterior.
Make sure that outside windows are regularly cleaned. It could also be worth cleaning signage. If your restaurant signage is looking faded or is missing letters, it could be time to invest in a new sign. A new lick of paint on your restaurant’s exterior could also be worthwhile every few years to keep it looking fresh.