Restaurants reopening: how to get your dishwasher ready
The dishwashers are an indispensable assistant that helps you serve your customers to the highest standards. And when you reopen your restaurant after pandemic downtime, this appliance will turn to a hard-working bee, producing clean tableware in large quantities. So, you need to make sure it is able to fulfill its duties and withstand the loads.
If you correctly prepared your dishwasher to mothball, you would have little to no issues with putting it in use again. But even then, there are some steps you should not ignore.
Step 1. Check electrical and plumbing connection
Here, the matter splits into a few parts. First, it is the question of power, water, and drain connections. Typically, dishwashers are fully disconnected before long-term storage. Therefore, you need to plug the appliance into a power outlet and connect it to a shut-off water valve and a drain pipe.
Second, it is the question of cord, water supply and drain hoses condition. To clarify, often plumbing washers get smooshed. Besides, long-term non-use and improper storage may result in hose cracks and breaks and, thus, leaks. Moreover, improperly drained hoses may get unpleasant odours and even get moldy during storage. In both cases, you need to turn to a professional commercial dishwasher repairs service that will fix the issue before you reopen your restaurant.
Step 2. Arrange deep cleaning for your dishwasher
In general, a thorough cleaning is what you need to do when preparing your dishwasher for long-term storage. However, before you start using it again, it is worth completing deep cleaning once again. To clarify, the musty smell inside the appliance is not an uncommon mothball effect. The smell is especially strong if you miss some food debris when mothballing the machine.
Dishwasher deep cleaning aims to get rid of these unpleasant odours and covers the following parts:
Step 3. Assess the overall dishwasher condition
In other words, check all the spare parts that commonly break down and test all the modes your dishwasher operates in. Such assessment enables you to identify how well the equipment performs and what malfunctions may occur when working intensively.
Then, replace all the faulty parts and complete all required dishwasher repairs before you open your doors to the first customers. Definitely, this is a more cost-effective solution than repairing your machine when your restaurant is full of guests who await being served.
If you need professional help, contact us and get your dishwasher ready to work at its highest performance.
LE Company team