Reopening Your Kitchen

What to do if you’re temporarily shutting down:

If your business is experiencing repercussions of COVID-19 and you are forced to shutdown or reduce hours – here are some tips to save you from downtime when you’re able to come back.

1. Remove grease from frying units
2. Shut off water heaters
3. Shut off gas hookups to equipment
4. Check for gas leaks 
5. Idle HVAC in the 50’s
6. Remove grease from frying units and thoroughly clean
7. Move remaining food to walk-in coolers
8. Shut down small refrigeration units and freezers and sanitize interiors
9. Flush your beer taps
10. Cover and seal liquor bottles

What we’re doing to help the spread of COVID-19

To our valued Customers,

There is no higher priority to our organization than the safety of our customers and employees. We have been closely following CDC guidance on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since January in order to ensure our Technicians are not only safe, but are keeping our Customers safe. We are continuing to stay on top of this evolving situation.

We want you to feel confident when our technicians are on-site and working on your food and beverage equipment. As a result we have implemented additional cleaning procedures and have mandated a policy of self-quarantine in the event it is determined that technicians have worked in infected facilities. It is important that our customers alert us immediately upon discovery of exposure within a facility. This notification is critical in order to protect our Technicians, provide proper medical care, and prevent further spread of this disease.

We also believe that by working together we can help reduce the severity of this epidemic. Therefore we are strongly recommending significant additional measures be taken at your site, such as ice and water machine sanitizing, microbial grease trap solutions, as well as strategic stocking of replacement parts, etc. Please reach out to us today to discuss our complete list of recommended precautionary measures to best protect your facility.

To combat coronavirus and other airborne diseases, Hobart Sales and Service Grand Rapids has added solutions in the form of equipment and materials to meet these pressing challenges. We urge you to take these necessary measures, standing ready to deploy our unrivaled resources to meet today’s health, workplace and food safety challenges. To learn more or to schedule a service call to preventively protect you and your team from coronavirus, please contact us  immediately.