Hospitality appliances such as TVs, mini fridges, microwaves, and more are already specially designed for longevity. These hotel and business appliances can last for years with the proper care and maintenance. However, if your business fails to maintain its appliances, the devices could experience shorter lifespans. Here are some tips to increase the longevity of your hotel’s appliances to help you get the most out of them.
Assess Equipment Health and Condition
The first thing to understand when trying to prolong an appliance’s life is its current condition. If your appliances are outdated or already have heavy wear and tear, you may not be able to get many more years out of them. Additionally, your customers could have issues operating old or outdated equipment. Start by inspecting your appliances’ current health and replacing units that are out of date. Once you assess the health and condition of your equipment, you’ll have a better idea of how they operate and how many more years they could last.
Integrate Smart Inspection Software
An initial inspection is ideal for identifying the condition of your appliances, but regular inspections are crucial for future operation and longevity. Don’t waste precious staff time on manual inspections—consider upgrading to smart software that collects appliance health data for you. Incorporating management software into your smart appliances can help streamline diagnostics and provide data at a moment’s notice. This also reduces potential issues, like hotel TVs losing connection due to wires coming loose during manual inspections.
Schedule Preventative Repairs
Finally, don’t allow appliance damages to worsen. As soon as your inspections or diagnostics indicate any issues, schedule repairs for your equipment. Failing to promptly address problems like faulty parts will only result in equipment downtime or further damage.
If you don’t already keep a service log for your hotel appliances, you should start as soon as possible. Keep a digital log where you can reference your appliances’ past issues, as well as previous repairs and maintenance. This will help you stay on track with regular maintenance and anticipate when your equipment might be due for future repairs.
While they are built to last, hotel appliances can’t function forever. However, you can increase the longevity of your hotel’s appliances by following these tips. Top-quality equipment will lead to happy guests and satisfied customers.