Running a store that sells food means making sure that your refrigeration systems are always in working order. Here are a few good reasons to keep some spare parts on hand for your store's refrigerator cases:
Avoid Losing Money
One important reason to make sure that you have some spare parts on hand is to avoid the risk of losing money as time goes on. If one of your refrigerator cases breaks down at any point in the future and you don't already have parts ready to use for repairs, you may end up having to deal with a warm fridge and a bunch of food that has to be thrown away when all is said and done.
If you can't sell the food, you'll lose money. And even if you're losing just a small amount of money when one fridge breaks down, a few broken refrigerator systems throughout the year could result in negatively impacting your profit margins overall.
Avoid Dealing With Delays
When a refrigerator case breaks down you need to have it repaired as soon as possible, so you don't have time to search for the parts you need in town or wait for parts to be delivered to you from an online source. Any delay you face means more time without the fridge space you need to keep your store running at optimal production levels.
If you source the parts that tend to break down regularly beforehand, you will be ready to make repairs within minutes after a refrigerator case goes on the fritz. This will help ensure that you don't end up having to post signs to let customers know of the breakdown, which isn't information that will flatter your store. Getting your fridge back up and running quickly will minimize the chance that your customers will learn about the breakdown at all.
Properly Plan for Problems
Having some refrigeration case parts on hand will allow you to properly plan for possible problems that might arise in the future. If you know you have access to the parts, you can put together a step-by-step guide for your employees to use when dealing with a fridge break down.
They should know how to sign the parts out, what to do with the old parts that get replaced, and how to troubleshoot problems if there isn't an obvious fix. If you don't already have parts on hand, you can't possibly create an action plan and expect your employees to be able to follow it. After all, you won't know when, where, or how you'll get those parts when you actually need them.
Contact an appliance sales company to learn more about supermarket refrigeration case parts.