American Services restaurant equipment installation and repair in St. Louis, knows there are hundreds of ways to save money in the restaurant business, but skimping on the installation of cooking equipment shouldn’t be one of them. Whether you’re having a range, double oven, stove or fryer installed, it is better to have it done right the first time, than to spend hundreds of dollars getting it corrected later.
With all of the pipe fittings, electrical connections and building codes restaurant owners need to hire professionals to get their equipment installed correctly. Not only will it save you money in the long run, but the quality of food is dependent on the equipment you are using, and more importantly if it was installed the right way.
Because of the complexity of modern cooking equipment hiring professionals to install it just makes good business sense. The installer will also be able to help you determine how to power your appliances, either through gas or electric connections. This primary step is important because it will determine what kind of equipment you need to buy and also any precautions that will need to be taken. Gas and propane can be used, but of course this requires hosing and special connections to insure that gas leaks don’t occur. Electrical connections might need to be hard wired into the building, or special breakers and outlets might need to be installed if the building isn’t up to modern electrical standards and codes. All of this requires knowledge and a certified professional to install the equipment and make sure your restaurant meets all safety and health standards.
Commercial cooking equipment is nothing like residential equipment and requires a special level of expertise to install. Grease traps, venting hoods and combustible clearance standards are just some of the differences that need to be noted between commercial cooking equipment installation and putting an appliance in at home. Take the time to research professional installers and follow their advice on the installation process. The cost is certainly more than doing it yourself, but for the safety of your employees and customers, this is one job you want to leave to the pros.