Hiring a professional to install your restaurant's new refrigeration equipment will help ensure that it works properly as soon as it's turned on and that you don't end up having performance issues that need to be tweaked in order to get the most out of the equipment. Here are a few things the service provider you decide to hire should be able to offer you.
Designing and Planning Assistance
One important service your commercial refrigeration installer should be able to offer you is designing and planning assistance. Whether you're simply replacing your old refrigerators and walk-in freezers or you are designing a completely new kitchen, your service provider should be able to provide you with the insight and recommendations you need to design a refrigeration system floor plan that ensures optimized food safety and production levels in the kitchen.
They'll help ensure that your kitchen has all the right electrical outlets and water hookups in the right places beforehand so your refrigeration system can properly function once it's installed. If you're working with an architect and plumber to redesign your commercial kitchen, you can count on your refrigeration installer to work as part of the team when necessary until your new kitchen is completed.
After-Hours Installation Options
If you're having a refrigeration installed in a working commercial kitchen, you'll likely want to have the work done outside of normal business hours so as not to affect the production levels of your cooks or the quality of the food that comes out of the kitchen. So it's important to make sure that your service provider is able and willing to install your new refrigeration equipment at night, early in the morning, or on a weekend day when your restaurant is not open.
Don't just assume that any service provider you choose will be able to accommodate your installation time preferences, as many work regular business hours which is likely when your restaurant is open. Be clear about your installation time preferences before hiring a commercial refrigeration installer to ensure that you don't end up having to close your restaurant down or risk creating a chaotic kitchen just to get your new equipment installed.
Ongoing Maintenance Services
In addition to maintaining your refrigeration equipment to ensure proper performance in the coming years, it is important to make sure that all the connections and external components are well taken care of as time goes on. Without regular maintenance, a cracked compressor hose or frayed electrical wire could cause a fridge or freezer to malfunction. And no matter how much you try to repair the equipment itself, the problem can't be fixed until the the external components get repaired or replaced.
But if your external components and connections are professionally inspected and tuned up on a regular basis, you won't have to worry about any underlying problems when troubleshooting at actual issue with your refrigeration equipment. And your equipment will be less likely to break down overall.
For more information, reach out to commercial refrigeration installation services.