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COMMERCIAL

Hood Cleaning Services

Although unknown to many commercial kitchen owners, regular cleaning of the kitchen's exhaust system is mandatory. In particular, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides the minimum safety standards for the design and maintenance of kitchen exhaust systems. 

 

Cooking equipment contributes to 61%  of fires in commercial food establishments. Regular maintenance of the kitchen's exhaust system by a qualified contractor can safeguard against fire hazards and improve the service life of your equipment.

Restaurant - Hotels - Hospital -
Employee cafeteria - Food Trucks and more

Scope

Cleaning the exhaust system of a commercial kitchen entails several steps. In particular, expect your cleaning contractor to:

  • Detach fans from the ductwork for thorough cleaning

  • Inspect fans for wear and tear

  • Remove grease, fat, and oil from the hood filters and other parts of the range hood

  • Degrease accessible components of the exhaust system

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Certification

The NFPA recommends that commercial kitchen owners hire a contractor with the proper training, qualification, and certification to clean kitchen exhaust systems. Negligence and improper cleaning by an unqualified contractor can result in your insurer declining your claim in the event of a fire.

A certified contractor has a higher standard of testing, inspection, and cleaning kitchen exhaust systems. After cleaning, your contractor will provide a certification sticker indicating the date of cleaning and the results of the inspection routine.

A commercial kitchen is a buzzing hub of activities and, even with a fire suppression system, the risk of fires from cooking operations is ever-present. Regular cleaning of the kitchen's exhaust is among the most effective ways to keep your facility safe for your customers and staff.

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