A commercial kitchen hood is one of the most dangerous places in a restaurant. All grease, smoke and grime from cooking accumulate on the underside of these vents making them a breeding ground for bacteria.
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The act of eliminating grease that has collected inside the ducts, hoods, fans, and vents of the exhaust systems of commercial kitchens is referred to as kitchen exhaust cleaning. This cleaning procedure is also commonly referred to as hood cleaning. If they are not cleaned regularly, the exhaust systems in kitchens will ultimately accumulate sufficient grease to constitute serious threats to fire. Regular inspections of exhaust systems at intervals determined by usage are required in order to evaluate whether or not cleaning is required before a quantity of grease that might potentially be hazardous has been collected.
First, the exhaust system is scraped clean; however, this step isn’t always required if the grease exhaust system has been properly maintained with hot water and caustic chemicals. Next, the exhaust system is washed clean with food-safe caustic chemicals and hot water pressure-washing wherever possible to collect the dissolved grease and water in a safe manner.
The National Fire Protection Association provides specific instructions for commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning, which may be found in their publication (NFPA). The frequency of cleaning is dependent on the kind of food that is being prepared and the amount of grease-laden vapors that are being sucked up via the hood plenum.
For instance, one restaurant may require less maintenance since they only utilize the system 10 times a year, whilst another restaurant may require more frequent attention because they have cooking needs on a daily basis. Monthly, every two months, quarterly, semiannually, and annual cleanings are the typical intervals that are performed.