The Benefits of A Partner Electrical Company For A National Cafe Business

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The success of your cafes relies on a functioning, safe electrical system. When it comes to maintenance and servicing, a national electrical company is your best option. From streamlining contractor management to a proven track record of quality, you have numerous advantages to partnering with a national electrician.

Maintaining cafe tools, equipment, and technology

A working cafe requires much more than a coffee machine and a fridge. To run smoothly, the cafes in your cafes are equipped with a range of tools and technology. By taking stock of your cafe equipment, you get a good idea of how much you rely on a fault-free electrical system.

  • Coffee and drink prep: The key to your cafe network is your coffee equipment. You’ll have items like drip coffee makers, industrial coffee grinders, french presses, and espresso machines.
  • Food and drink storage: Food storage equipment is another essential part of a cafe business. Examples include refrigerators, freezers, hot water urns, cold water urns. You’ll also probably have refrigerated display cases complete with lighting.
  • Food preparation: For food prep you’ll have appliances like ovens, toasters, hot plates and stoves, rangehoods, blenders, and microwaves.
  • Security system: Your cafes will need to keep the costly cafe equipment safe with a fully featured security system. For example, you might have CCTV, alarms, sensors, and motion-activated lights.
  • Payments: Electronic POS systems and cash registers are standard in cafes. These help you track sales, generate detailed reports, and keep track of customer orders. Your payment system will probably have both hardware and software. Wireless-enabled tablets for table ordering, cash register, and touch-screen monitors are some examples of hardware.
  • Cloud-based platforms: Your business might rely on a cloud-based platform for tracking inventory, delivery, and sales. These could be used to coordinate operations with franchisees from your head office. They could also be used for franchisee training, administration, marketing, and financial reports.

Most of your equipment, tools, and technology will be the backbone of a national business. This means good wiring and electrical maintenance are must-haves, especially if you want to extend the lifespan of expensive equipment. Regular electrical maintenance ensures your cafe’s electricity wiring is free of faults.

4 Benefits of a national electrical company for maintenance and service

If you run a national cafe business, consider partnering with an electrical company that has the scale and expertise to maintain your electrical system. By working with the same provider across your network of cafes, you can be confident they know your systems in depth. Also, you’ll only need to speak with the one provider for your business, making account management easier.

1. Knowledge of your systems and what’s needed to make your business work

Since a national electrician works with other national businesses they understand the unique needs of your national business. When working with a national provider, you can have more confidence they’ll understand your electrical systems and what your business needs to work.

Because a national electrical provider has experience with other similar businesses, they can anticipate your needs and communicate more effectively with your cafes. Even things like invoicing and accounts are streamlined. Instead of managing dozens of local contractors, one for each cafe, you’ll be dealing with just one provider, or a single account manager.

2. A proven track record of quality service

Contractor management can be time consuming and stressful. Having a trusted national electrician at your fingertips saves you screening and interviewing contractors every time there’s an electrical issue.

For example, say one of your cafes relies on a local sparky, a sole trader. If the electrician goes on holiday or is sick when you need need urgent maintenance, it can disrupt the operations of the cafe. You or your franchisee will be wasting hours trying to find a reliable, trustworthy electrician. You’ll likely end up with a contractor who’s unfamiliar with the wiring system.

In contrast, if you work with a national electrician, you will be guaranteed an expert electrician who can provide the quality service you need. The high profile of national providers subject them to more scrutiny, and national electricians often work with industrial and other commercial customers, which means stricter standards.

This means you can be more confident about their expertise. Because the last thing your cafes needs is to worry if the new electrician will be able to do the job well, whether it’s for an electrical issue or regular maintenance.

3. A local electrician with national resources

A common myth is national electricians don’t have the right local knowledge to service your cafes. This is untrue if you’re working with a reputable electrician. National electricians have locally focused electricians who are supported by national resources. Your cafes will have the benefits of a local electrician with the professional back-office processes, like streamlined invoicing, technology, and easy account maintenance.

4. An expert knowledge of potential hazards and needs to address

A national provider can have expert knowledge of the potential hazards in your cafes. In food-service businesses, the use of electrical equipment is high compared to other industries. The fast-paced environment coupled with wet and cramped spaces can mean extra risk for electrical hazards.

Common hazards include electric shock, burns, or even death. A national provider can assist with a risk-management plan. Safety switches, faulty electrical equipment, overloaded power points, extension cords, and regular inspections and testing are some of the things they can help with.

A national electrical partner gives you peace of mind when it comes to expertise and quality. They can offer a local touch with the support of national-scale resources and technology. As a national cafe business, you can rest assured the provider can quickly understand your cafe’s unique needs and potential hazards, making way for a safer, more effective maintenance and service schedule.

Platinum Electricians is one of Australia’s leading electrical providers, and we’re dedicated to providing you with an outstanding service experience. To find out more about our one-touch project and facilities management solution for all your national cafes, learn more about our national electrician service or contact us for more information today.