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Food Truck Maintenance – What Meals-on-Wheels Owners Need to Know

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Denver, CO – Maintenance is vital to the growth of any business especially one that runs on an engine, such as a mobile food business. A lot of times business owners put maintenance off thinking they can go another day, or another week, until their food truck malfunctions. By this time, it’s too late.

Now, not only are they going to have to close up shop until repairs are made, but they also end up spending way more than they would have paid doing regular maintenance. This procrastination is not a healthy practice for your food truck business. The bottom line is, you can’t afford to have a food truck that keeps breaking down.

Here are some maintenance tips to keep your restaurant on the go operating as needed to keep business running as usual.

Food Truck Cleaning

Apart from mechanical maintenance, it is also essential to have a clean food truck, as food preparation can leave grease stains, food residue, vapor, and smoke on food handling surfaces and crevices in the kitchen.

This accumulation could cause your kitchen to become unsanitary. Your everyday washing/cleaning habits, even if they are top notch, cannot possibly eliminate all of the grease and debris buildup. If this goes unattended, the grit and grime on surfaces, especially around the stove and fryer areas, become a fire hazard.

This increased grit and grime creates unsanitary conditions in your kitchen which can lead to food contamination and sick customers. And customers who fall ill are sure to spread the word that something is afoul with your business. Unfortunately, bad news spreads faster than good news. Don’t take the chance. Keep the health inspector happy and your customers feeling great by scheduling full-service food truck cleaning.

This is why it’s so important to have your food truck regularly cleaned and serviced. Not only will this prevent your vehicle from going completely out of commission, but it will also save you money, time and embarrassment. Our experts at Hood Builder recommend that you have your food truck cleaned at least two times a year. A thorough cleaning covers:

  • Stove and fryer back cleaning
  • Exhaust hood cleaning
  • Walls and floors
  • Freezer cleaning

These are areas not regularly covered by routine cleaning. Performing a full cleaning ensures that all food handling surfaces and appliances are free from germs and bacteria that could contaminate food. It will also improve your health inspections score.

Food Truck Maintenance and Servicing

According to our experts, your mobile kitchen also needs to be examined and serviced at least twice yearly. Professional cleanings are quick and thorough, saving you a lot of time and money in the long run.

Hood Builder, serving clients in Denver Colorado and Los Angeles and Orange County, California has been in the business of constructing and maintaining of food trucks for more than 22 years. To keep your food truck constantly running on schedule, we recommend a regular maintenance schedule, which should involve:

  • A check and repair of all food truck tires
  • Coolant check and top-up
  • Oil change and air filter change
  • A check and repair of the transmission and brakes
  • A check and replacement of spark plugs and wires
  • A check and replacement of all clamps and hoses

If the above are not checked regularly, chances are they will break down at the most inopportune time, costing you more time, money, and aggravation than any one business owner should have to take on. Regular checkups increase the likelihood of finding small problems before they become large – and expensive – repairs.

Schedule a Maintenance Today

Are you uncertain about the condition of your food truck? Don’t leave things to chance. For a full service schedule and cleaning, Contact Hood Builder today at (800) 750-7055 for a free quote.

About Us: Hood Builder Bio Green Ventilations Systems is a food facilities fabrication, installation, and distribution company that offers food truck construction, restaurant hood repair, restaurant cleaning, and commercial grease cleaning in Denver, CO, and Los Angeles, Orange County, CA, as well as other clients nationwide.

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