Kitchen exhaust systems along with kitchen hood cleaning are important parts of any commercial restaurant. These systems are designed to pull away heat, smoke and odors from cooking surfaces such as grills, fryers or char broilers. Kitchen exhaust systems are also in existence for the protection of employees, guests and the restaurant itself. Overtime, the grease will collect inside the system, in places including the ductwork, fan, filters or hood creating a safety hazard.
The most effective way to prevent grease build up in a kitchen hood system is to have the entire system cleaned regularly and thoroughly by a trained and certified professional. Cleaning the entire kitchen exhaust system entails cleaning of all accessible parts of the exhaust hood, filters, ductwork and fan to remove grease buildup. This grease build up if left to accumulate could serve as fuel for a potential fire. Grease build up is one of the leading causes of restaurant fires and by having your kitchen exhaust system properly cleaned and maintained regularly, you can drastically reduce the risk of loss caused by fire.
The frequency of cleanings needing in a commercial restaurant is based on several factors. They type of food being cooked has a direct effect on the frequency of cleanings needed. A restaurant that cooks most of their menu items using deep fryers and char broilers would need more frequent cleanings than a facility that offers no deep fried menu options.
The amount of hours a kitchen is in operation may also dictate the cleaning schedule needed to keep the kitchen exhaust system clean. A restaurant that is open 24 hours a day will need to be cleaned more frequently because of the increased cooking hours. Finally, the age and condition of the kitchen exhaust system can also make it necessary for more frequent cleanings in order for the system to operate properly. Antiquated exhaust systems often don’t work as efficiently so, it’s beneficial for increased cleanings that remove the grease accumulations, which will ease the workload of the aging system.
Liberty SoftWash is Central PA’s only UAMCC Certified hood cleaning contractors and can help you keep your facility’s kitchen exhaust system cleaning and functioning properly with regular cleanings and maintenance. Our service area includes York, PA and surrounding areas. Call the professionals at Liberty SoftWash to schedule your free hood system evaluation and cleaning estimate. (717) 324-4208