Hood Cleaning (often referred to as Kitchen exhaust cleaning or restaurant hood cleaning) is the process of removing grease that has accumulated inside the ducts, hoods, fans, and vents of exhaust systems of commercial kitchens. Left uncleaned, kitchen exhaust systems eventually accumulate enough grease to become extreme fire hazards.Request a Quotation
Restaurants, Colleges, Hospitals, Hotels, Churches, Schools, Correctional Facilities, Nursing Homes, Food Trucks, Day-cares, Government Facilities, Coast Guard Ships and other commercial facilities. Exhaust systems must be inspected regularly, at intervals consistent with usage, to determine whether cleaning is needed before a dangerous amount of grease has accumulated.
The most common cleaning frequency is every 3 months, however his can vary. The kitchen exhaust systems that need cleaning most often are those over wood-burning or charcoal-burning stoves. These should be cleaned at least every month, and in some cases as often as every 2 weeks.
Below are various types of cooking establishments and their most commonly recommended cleaning frequencies:
-Wood-burning or charcoal-burning stoves, char broilers, 24-hour restaurants, some hamburger places: 30 DAYS.
-Many hamburger restaurants and fast-food locations: 60 DAYS.
-Average restaurant, employee cafeteria, hotel or hospital kitchen: 90 DAYS.
-Pizza places, convalescent hospital, small snack bar, oven hood: 180 DAYS.
-Hoods over non-grease-creating appliances, such as steam kettles, dishwashers, soup vats, etc.: ONE YEAR.