Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning
When was the last time you really took a good look at your commercial kitchen exhaust system? If left un-inspected, you could get a buildup of grease in your hoods, ducts, fans and vents of your exhaust system. Grease has a way of seeping into all the nooks and crannies of your hood system that can create a serious fire hazard.
As a restaurant manager or owner, you are expected to know the NFPA 96 guidelines for scheduling a kitchen exhaust system cleaning on a routine basis. Depending on the use of your kitchen, you may need to schedule a cleaning monthly, quarterly, semi-annually or annually.
Arlington Hood Cleaning is here to help you. We can set a time to come to your commercial kitchen and give you an estimate of what it would take to do a deep cleaning then set you up on a schedule to keep your kitchen in top shape. Not all kitchens are built the same, so it can be difficult to give you an estimate over the phone.
Depending on the grease build up, Arlington Hood Cleaning professionals may need to dig in a little deeper than a routine cleaning. Grease build up may need to be first scrapped, then treated with chemicals that will sit for a period of time then pressure washed (with pressure up to two thousand pounds per square inch) with hot water.
Keep in mind the grease needs to be removed and not just dumped down the local drains. If you consistently dump grease down the local drains, you could have clogging that would need to be professionally removed by a plumber. That could be expensive and cause you to shut down your kitchen until it is removed.
Another reason you should schedule kitchen exhaust system cleaning on a regular basis is the grease can grow mold and bacteria. This can attract pests like insects and rodents. These creatures can contaminate your food surfaces transferring the mold and bacteria to the food you serve to your customers. The last thing you want is to have a client come down with a food born illness. They will call the health department and put a negative review about you online.
At Arlington Hood Cleaning, our team are trained, bonded and licensed for kitchen exhaust system cleaning. They will work on your schedule to clean your exhaust system when your kitchen is closed. They will take before and after pictures if you request them. This will give you the ability to show your local health inspector that you are using a professional service for your cleaning.
After we have done your kitchen exhaust system cleaning, we can also provide you with a certificate to hang in your commercial kitchen. With a certificate from a professional cleaning firm like Arlington Hood Cleaning you can also show you are doing your due diligence to keep your restaurant less of a fire hazard to your insurance company.
Again, Arlington Hood Cleaning is a bonded, licensed and trained firm of professionals who are experts in kitchen exhaust system cleaning. We proudly serve Arlington, Texas and the surrounding area.