Top tips for protecting your profit and future-proofing your hot beverage equipment

How can you ensure your equipment stays in tip top condition, even during periods of closure?

We recently conducted research amongst hot beverage decision makers on their biggest challenges. It revealed that damaged equipment has a huge effect on stress levels (no surprises there!).  Despite this, we also found that many are still working with equipment that needs replacing or repairing.

The reality is that repairs, or the complete replacement of equipment, is something that will only add to the pressure operators are already feeling in the current climate. As a result, 30% of staff are more cautious when it comes to handling their equipment.

Here are our top tips for looking after hot beverage equipment and ensuring it’s running at its optimum.

1. Enhance your cleaning schedule

It can be tempting to cut corners at busy times but implementing a more robust cleaning schedule to ensure regular checks and essential maintenance is happening will save time and money in the long run.

The majority of hot beverage outlets have altered their equipment cleaning and inspection regime since the pandemic began, with the most common reasons being to make it last longer and to ensure it complies with hygiene guidelines.

2. Focus on maintenance

Nearly one fifth (17%) of hot beverage outlets have already introduced preventative maintenance, such as water filtration, to prevent limescale build up and damage.

On hot beverage equipment that uses water, one of the most effective ways to prevent premature breakdowns is not only by using the correct professional water filter, but just as crucially, exchanging it on time. This will also increase the efficiency and longevity of your equipment.

3. Invest in training on how to look after equipment

Having the knowledge and ability to fix and maintain equipment is especially useful during periods of downtime from closures or restricted opening. Some 63% of hot beverage professionals will be attending training sessions, post lockdown, to learn how to fix and maintain their equipment, helping them to save money in the long run.

It’s safe to say that in a time where budgets are tighter than ever and operational down-time is simply unfeasible, preventative maintenance couldn’t be more important.

If you would like more insight and expert advice on changing your filter on time to ensure your equipment stands the test of time, BRITA Managed Services can relieve the pressure by supporting operators with preventative maintenance.

We offer tailored packages where customers can choose from a range of services including water training and testing, monitoring filter usage and carrying out essential filter exchanges, which means operators can rely on their equipment to have a longer life span and deliver a smooth service when they need it most.

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