Deciding Between Repair or Replacement of Your Commerical Kitchen Equipment

Everyone needs to eat, and we rely more on food-service equipment than we realize. Restaurants especially rely on proper working equipment. Only when a piece of equipment fails do we realize its importance. In today's blog, Fast Fix LLC discusses a few tips for deciding whether it's time to repair the equipment or just buy new when it fails.

The 50% Rule

One of the best ways to determine if your money is better spent on repairs or replacement is by using the 50% rule. This rule states that if your appliance is more than 50% through its lifespan and repair is also more than 50% of the cost to buy a new one, it's better to just replace the appliance. A professional restaurant equipment repair technician in Missouri should be able to tell you the average lifespan of the certain piece of equipment, the replacement cost and the repair cost so that you have all the information to make the best decision for you and your business.

Extra Fees

When determining the price to replace a piece of food-service equipment in your restaurant, be sure to include hidden costs that aren't reflected in the price tag. Depending on the the type of equipment, you may have to pay a professional to install it. In addition, newer appliances may have different dimensions than the old version and therefore, may not fit where you want it to. This could lead to re-arranging your kitchen which takes not only time, but also money. Keep all these extra costs in mind when calculating your numbers in the 50% rule above.

The Warranty

Another factor that should go into your decision to buy new or just repair what you have is the warranty. If your restaurant equipment is new enough that it's still under warranty, don't hesitate to call a Missouri of Western Illinois restaurant equipment repair company. In many cases, the cost of both labor and parts could still be fully covered and the cost of repairs could be free.

If you think that repairing your restaurant is the best option for you, give our Missouri restaurant equipment repair technicians a call at 573-254-3748. We'll help you diagnose the problem and help you decide whether replacement is more advantageous or not. We service and repair hundreds of brand names for restaurants around Missouri and Western Illinois. Not only do we offer 24/7 emergency service, but we also provide warranty work for many manufacturers. One call does it all with Fast Fix LLC!

Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Equipment Service & Repair - 

One Call Does It All! 

Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Services
9403 County Road 154
Auxvasse, MO 65231

Phone: 573-254-3748
St. Louis Customers: 636-FASTFIX

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