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From Heating Systems to Refrigerators: What Can Mitchell’s Do for Your Food Business?

Operating a food business is no small matter, whether you’re organising staff processes and maintaining your premises in an orderly fashion, or you simply oversee distribution and creation of tasty fresh and frozen products – there’s so much to stay on top of. A tough task even when you’re part of a large team, outsourcing some of the more important technical aspects of a food business can yield rewarding results, which is exactly what we’ll be exploring within this blog post.  read more >

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Frequent Commercial Ventilation Issues

We understand the importance of maintaining optimal air quality in commercial settings. Proper commercial ventilation is crucial for ensuring the health and comfort of building occupants, as well as for safeguarding equipment and materials that are sensitive to temperature and humidity levels. Maintaining these systems through regular ventilation servicing and maintenance can often be overlooked, leading to several common issues, which Mitchell’s will cover in this blog.

Inadequate Airflow

One of the most frequent issues faced in commercial ventilation systems is inadequate airflow. This can result from various factors, including blocked vents, incorrect system size, or aging equipment. The consequences of inadequate airflow range from discomfort due to poor temperature and humidity control to more severe health issues arising from insufficient air exchange. Common issues include: read more >

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Air Conditioning Installation in the Winter: The Benefits of All-Year Aircon

It’s common for most people to think that air conditioning is only designed for cooling, but our blog is here to bust all your AC myths! Air conditioning all year round can bring a world of benefits, which we’re going to dive into! Our blog looks at how all-year aircon can benefit your building and where you can find quality HVAC system installations. To find out more, keep on reading!

HVAC Systems In The Winter: Everything You Need To Know

Naturally, you would assume that air conditioning only cools you down, but it can actually be very useful all year round, even in the winter months! As the temperature starts to drop, using your air conditioning unit may not be the worst idea. Read below to learn more about using your AC during the winter. read more >

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How to Choose the Right Heating System for Your Business

When choosing a heating system for your business, there are a few things you need to consider. The size of your business, the climate you live in and your budget will all play a role in the type of system that is right for you. Here’s how to choose the right one for your business.

Consider the size of your business

If you have a small business, you may want to consider a space heater or a mini-split system. These heating systems are relatively affordable and easy to install. They are also energy-efficient, which can save you money on your heating bills. read more >

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Safe Catering: How to Prepare and Cook Food Safely

Food safety is important for everyone, especially those who run a business. If you are selling your product to other people, you have an even bigger moral responsibility to make sure you do so safely. When you are just cooking at home, you only have yourself to blame if the food makes you sick. However, if you own a self-catering business, you must stay on top of health and safety procedures.

Here’s our guide on making food safely.

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly and often. This is the most important thing you can do to prevent food poisoning. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds, and wash your hands before and after handling food and using the bathroom.
  2. Separate raw and cooked foods. Don’t mix raw and cooked foods on the same cutting board, in the same containers or the same refrigerator space. You should have two separate areas for raw and cooked foods.
  3. Cook food thoroughly. Make sure all food is cooked to a safe internal temperature. Use a food thermometer to check the temperature of meat, poultry, and fish.
  4. Refrigerate or freeze food promptly. Don’t leave food out at room temperature for more than two hours.
  5. Defrost food safely. Thaw frozen food in the refrigerator or the microwave. Don’t thaw food at room temperature.
  6. Use clean utensils and dishes. Wash utensils and dishes thoroughly after each use. This helps to avoid cross-contamination.
  7. Store food properly. Store food in containers that are clean and airtight.
  8. Avoid cross-contamination. Don’t use the same cutting board or utensils for raw and cooked foods.
  9. Be aware of food allergies and intolerances. Make sure to label all food with any allergens or intolerances and avoid using the same containers or cookware.
  10. Practice safe food handling habits. These habits include washing your hands, cooking food thoroughly, and storing food properly.

You should always use the correct appliances such as a catering fridge or restaurant fridge as these can help you keep track of your food and keep it organised as well as maintain the optimum temperature. Mitchell’s services and maintains catering fridges, restaurant fridges and retail fridges for a variety of businesses. For catering fridge services in Gloucester, visit our website today. read more >

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The Benefits of Hiring a Commercial Electrician

As a business, you need to invest in many aspects of your company. Hiring professionals to complete work on your building is important for the safety of your employees and customers – especially if you run a commercial building. Commercial electricians are skilled professionals who specialise in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems in commercial buildings. They have the knowledge and experience to safely and efficiently complete a wide range of electrical projects, from small repairs to large-scale renovations. read more >

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AC Maintenance: Everything You Need to Know

Air conditioning is vital for many businesses and it’s essential you keep it well-maintained, year-round. Air conditioning maintenance can help improve efficiency, reduce costs and prolong the life of your system. There’s no point in paying for AC systems if you aren’t going to look after them as they won’t be able to effectively cool your space as you would like them to. You can take steps to maintain your AC system yourself or you can get professional AC servicing, we recommend both. In this blog, we’ll explain how to look after your AC system and how your AC provider can offer you maintenance plans on top of that. read more >

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Surviving Kitchen Nightmares: The Tale of Getting Locked in a Commercial Fridge

The bustling world of commercial kitchens is no stranger to unexpected mishaps and surreal experiences. Among these tales of culinary chaos, one story stands out as particularly chilling: the incident of getting locked inside a commercial fridge.

Join us as we delve into this kitchen nightmare and explore other kitchen-related mishaps, all while shedding light on the importance of safe and reliable refrigeration equipment, such as catering and retail fridges, with Mitchells.

The Cold Conundrum: Locked Inside a Commercial Fridge

A Chilling Start

Imagine the scene: a busy restaurant kitchen, staff bustling to prepare meals, and amidst the chaos, someone accidentally steps inside a commercial fridge. The door shuts, and suddenly, you’re trapped in a sub-zero chamber. Panic sets in as the cold seeps into your bones, and you realise that you’re locked in. read more >

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The Hidden Danger: Dust in AC Units

Air conditioning units are a blessing, especially during scorching summers. They keep our indoor spaces cool and comfortable. However, there’s a hidden danger lurking in these machines that many overlook – dust.

In this article, we’ll explore the dangers of dust in air conditioning units and how proper AC servicing, maintenance, and repair can ensure your indoor air remains clean and healthy with Mitchells.

The Dust Dilemma

Dust Accumulation

Over time, dust particles naturally accumulate in your air conditioning unit. They enter through filters, vents, and other openings, settling on coils, motors, and other internal components. Even with the best filters in place, some dust still finds its way in. read more >

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Upgrade Your Commercial Boiler for Efficient Heating

When it comes to running a successful business, ensuring a comfortable and productive environment for your employees and customers is essential. One of the key elements in maintaining this comfort is an efficient heating system, which is where commercial boilers play a crucial role. If you own or manage a commercial property, you might wonder why it’s time to consider replacing your commercial boiler.

In this article, we’ll explore several compelling reasons to make the switch and how Mitchells can help you with your heating needs. read more >

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