Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning
Our expert staff provides an entire range of services to keep your kitchen exhaust system clean and safe. We inspect and provide an action plan for each individual project that takes into consideration the set up and duct work for your kitchen. An experienced staff member with training and professional equipment can come at a convenience time for you, which works around your business or restaurant’s business hours. Give us a call today to discuss our professional exhaust cleaning services that will ensure a grease free system.
Why Get Your Kitchen Exhaust Cleaned?
The construction and installation of your ducts and whether you are in an older or modern building can impact the frequency and necessity of having your duct work cleaned. If you have a business or restaurant that utilizes a char broiler or stove, especially a charcoal or wood burning stove, there may be a risk of grease buildup. Heavy grease buildup presents a major fire hazard, and can be dangerous to your business. Grease fires are one of the number one causes of fires in restaurants. Soot and ash can also accumulate if you have a charcoal or wood burning stove, and can increase the risk of fire. To decrease the risk you will need to have your kitchen exhaust system cleaned regularly.
Methods and Techniques
There are a couple of standard methods used to clean a kitchen exhaust system. One method is scraping, which involves scraping the ducts clean of buildup. This method is economical and if done correctly and thoroughly can be very effective. A second method of exhaust cleaning is pressure washing or steam cleaning. This second method may require more time and more specialized equipment, such as a truck-mounted pressure washing system. This technique requires more prep time and equipment to control the wastewater. The pressure washing technique, however, provides a clean down to the metal of your ducts. Our staff can assess your individual case and recommend the best option for you.
When Should a Kitchen Exhaust Be Cleaned?
While the frequency a kitchen exhaust system should be cleaned depends on a variety of factors, a standard frequency is every three months. A restaurant that is open 24-hours, uses a wood-burning or charcoal stove, or a char broiler, should have their exhaust systems cleaned more frequently, perhaps as often as 30-60 days. We recommend cleaning exhaust systems that are not major grease creators, such as steam appliances, at least every year. Regular cleaning should be part of any maintenance for restaurants of other businesses with kitchen exhaust systems to decrease the risk of fires originating from these systems.
Our trusted and reliable staff can advise you on a recommended timeline to have your kitchen exhaust system cleaned based on your individual needs. Charlotte Hood Cleaning can schedule regular cleanings based on your busy schedule or limited availability given your restaurant’s hours. You can count on a thorough clean that meets established safety standards. Give us a call today to schedule service with one of our friendly representatives.