A lot goes into keeping a commercial kitchen up and running. Everyone from the cook to the sous chef to the staff out front needs to work hard to keep the customers coming back. However, don’t forget the importance of a good welder too.
That’s because, over time, your commercial kitchen takes quite the beating. Like most commercial kitchens, yours probably features a lot of metal, which can deceive you into thinking it’s built to take on all kinds of abuse. But even metal has its breaking point and, when yours starts to show signs of weakening, it’s time to call a welder in to put things right. Waiting too long to do so could mean your kitchen causes you to lose a lot of business.
One huge risk factor for the metal in your kitchen is heat. You don’t have to be a veteran member of staff to know that commercial kitchens can get very hot and that temperature works on your metal day after day. The sheet metal you depend on is probably welded together, meaning all that heat is slowly prying them apart.
This is why it’s so important for you to keep an eye on your kitchen’s welding. At some point, you’ll notice where it may beginning to separate, which is when you absolutely have to call a welder in. The longer you let it go, the closer your steel panels are to becoming irrevocably warped and the welds completely destroyed.
Fixing kitchen fixtures that have had their welding ruined is never a cheap process. However, preventative measures are both incredibly affordable and effective. It’s also not like you’ll need it every other month. Just keep an eye on your welds over the years and you’ll notice, from time to time, when they could use a little help. Having an expert in your kitchen will also mean they can look for any signs you may have missed.
Aside from getting a professional to help, you can do plenty to keep your kitchen safe. Make sure your entire staff is educated about the equipment they use, so none of your metal is being unnecessarily exposed to heat. Cleaning will play a major part too, as it will help remove caustic materials that could hurt the welding.
Again, though, a wary eye will be your best friend. With you and your staff inspecting the kitchen regularly, welding issues can be addressed before they become catastrophes.