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Hood Cleaning Service: Why you need it

Posted on April 13, 2017 By Caroline Laplant
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If you own a restaurant or a business with a commercial kitchen you absolutely need to be investing your time and resources into kitchen exhaust cleaning. While it may seem like an insignificant task, it could save your business, your wallet, and even your life. 

Consistent maintenance of the kitchen hood exhaust system in your facility is one of the primary defenses against fire hazards. Over time, grease and flammable residues can collect on and build up on your hood, filters, ductwork, and exhaust fans, and prevent each part from working correctly. This means pulling less heat, smoke, and odor away from cooking surfaces.  The longer these parts go without a thorough cleaning, the higher the risk of something catching on fire. This is something you want to avoid at all costs, especially since it is easily preventable.

Restaurants should be utilizing hood cleaning services regardless, since the National Fire Protection Agency requires all commercial kitchens to do so. Businesses that don't receive hood cleaning risk expensive fines, insurance spikes, and even mandatory closure. While employees are expected to clean exterior surfaces, the NFPA requires that the cleaning be carried out by trained professionals.

Some other benefits of frequent hood cleaning include improved health standards, better ventilation for smoke and odor removal, compliance with fire and health codes, improved government inspection ratings, greater energy savings, and a cleaner working environment. If fire safety isn't reason enough to invest in this service, hopefully these added benefits will convince you.

Luckily for you, this is a service that we now offer!  Our established cleaning methods remove grease and flammable residues from all affected areas, and ensure compliance with all application fire codes. We even post a Proof of Performance decal on the hood canopy in view for any fire marshal, health inspector, or insurance agent to see.

While the industry standard for exhaust cleaning is every three months, some may need the service as little as every two weeks. We will be able to assess your specific needs, and determine a frequency that is right for your business at a reasonable cost.

Each year, there are approximately 5,600 restaurant fires in the United States, resulting in over $166 million in property damage. Since one of the leading causes of restaurant fires is grease buildup, we are working hard to decrease to zero.

Give us a call and schedule your hood cleaning service today.

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