Hood Cleaning

Why Is Kitchen Hood Cleaning Important

Posted on 2017-06-05 08:00:00 By Bethany Michaels

Why Is Kitchen Hood Cleaning Important?


Cleanliness is crucial in the restaurant industry, but there’s no way around the fact that cooking produces a bunch of moisture, grease, and smoke – especially in a large commercial kitchen.

Your ventilation system exists to collect this runoff, and ensure that the air in your restaurant stays fresh and breathable. But keeping that system healthy requires expert maintenance from an experienced restaurant services provider. That’s where Grand Natural comes in.

Here are just a few of the benefits of professional kitchen hood cleaning:

Reduce Fire Hazards

Ventilation hoods are designed to trap as much oil, grime, and smoke as possible. Over time, they’ll collect a solid layer of dirty grease – and since kitchen hoods are located right over the cooking surface, we probably don’t have to tell you how dangerous that can be. Regular cleaning will considerably lower the risk of a catastrophic grease fire.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

There’s an upper limit to how much grease and grime a ventilation hood can effectively trap at any given time. But in a busy kitchen, the runoff and waste never stop flowing, and they’ve got to go somewhere.

Too much buildup on your kitchen hood will make it less effective at removing effluents from the air – and those harmful particles will start circulating in the building, posing a real health risk to employees and guests. Inaction could even leave you with a lawsuit on your hands.

Stay in Compliance with Local and National Codes

If a fire official were to come by for a surprise inspection today, would you feel confident in the results? When your kitchen is found not to be complying with ventilation and fire codes, which require regular ventilation cleaning and maintenance, you could face a significant fine or even a shutdown of the facilities. It’s a PR nightmare – and with profit margins so low in the restaurant industry, most of us can hardly afford to close up shop for long.

Keep Insurance Costs Low

Any fire code breaches you rack up are going to hit you in the wallet more than once. Insurers generally require restaurants and other commercial kitchen facilities to stay in strict compliance with fire safety codes. If you’re found to be in violation, you could see your monthly premiums go way up – or even have coverage stripped altogether.


Grand Natural provides kitchen hood vent cleaning services – and other facility management solutions – for thousands of restaurants and food producers nationwide. Call us today at (855) 519-5550 for a free estimate, and let us know how we can help.

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