Hiring a mobile cold room for the first time is like stepping into the unknown. Most people have no idea what to look for in such a service and most cold room hire firms out there entice people in with special offers, or bold promises. The truth is, hiring the right mobile cold room from the right supplier isn’t about special offers or bold promises. It’s simply about finding a service that meets the needs of your business, and then some.
Our 1.8m mobile cold room is ideal for the catering trades where extra cold storage is required, or as temporary cold storage during a refrigeration breakdown. It has an approximate internal cubic capacity of 5 cu metres.
We’ve been hiring out mobile cold rooms for over twenty years now and in that time we’ve served hundreds of businesses across the UK – some of whom have been stung by poor service in the past. So we’re in a great position to provide some top tips for mobile cold room hire, to help you make the right choice. So let’s begin with the most important of all:
- Seek out a flexible and scalable service
We’ve worked with many businesses who used a particular supplier for years, only to outgrow them, despite the supplier’s best attempts to compensate. This is not a position you want to find yourself in, because making new relationships takes time, and as Benjamin Franklin said, time is money. What your business needs is a cold room hire company that can scale up their services to meet the growing needs of your business.
- Don’t focus too much on low, low prices
Look, we get it – your need for a cold room must be balanced with your bottom-line. But in the world of cold room hire, you really do pay for what you get. Imagine a dirty, inefficient and poorly maintained cold room and you’re halfway there to what you can expect from an offer that’s too good to be true. So instead of looking for the lowest price, seek out a supplier who focuses on quality. And if they happen to be competitive, that’s a bonus.
- Reviews count for everything in this industry
Despite the fabulous web presence we have and our marketing, most of our business comes from word of mouth. Word of mouth business is fuelled by happy customers and in turn, this allows a business to function on and on. That’s why we’ve been going for as long as we have. Reviews for mobile cold room hire businesses can be found online or you can request them directly from the companies that you are interested in forming a relationship with.
Lastly, we’d say that manner is a great indicator to the professionalism you can expect from a company. So do talk to them on the phone to get a feel for them!