Toronto Commercial Restaurant Kitchen Hood & Exhaust Cleaning
Law obligates every commercial kitchen, to have their kitchen exhaust cleaned. We service hotels, schools, restaurants, and any other commercial kitchen that offers food services. These kitchens have a hood with ductwork above the stove that serves to exhaust smoke, fumes, and steam. The residue is left on the inside of the hoods ductwork, often grease. However, depending on the type of cooking that is being done, it will leave other types of residue, such as heavy black grease when things are being char broiled, sticky residue when Chinese food is being prepared and with a wood-burning stove, ash and soot will eventually build up in the ductwork.
How an Exhaust Fire Occurs
If the grease buildup is left unattended, it becomes a fire hazard. Many restaurant fires are caused due to grease fires. Now is the time to consider your kitchen exhaust cleaning needs. If you are not having your exhaust cleaned regularly, a fire could occur. It starts when a flame on the stove flares up. It will eventually come into contact with the filters on the hood of the stove. The filters will then ignite! The exhaust fan will draw air into the hood, through the hood filters where the flames will make their way through the ducts. If there is a lot of grease residue inside the interior of the duct, it can act as fuel, pushing fire up the duct. If you want to avoid an exhaust fire, contact us today at Toronto Commercial Hood Cleaning and allow us to provide you with cleaning today. It is suggested that you allow us to work with you on a regular basis to protect your interest.
Exhaust Cleaning Process
We use two different methods for cleaning your exhaust ductwork, pressure washing (or steam in some cases), and scraping. The most cost-effective way to clean the exhaust is by scraping. This method proves highly effective when performed correctly and thoroughly. In all our years of performing our job with this method, none of our clients have experienced an exhaust fire. An even more effective way of cleaning your exhaust is through pressure washing. Although more expensive, it certainly helps to get the job done. This method involves more prep work so that the wastewater is controlled. The equipment used is also more expensive; therefore, the job will undoubtedly cost more.
We recommend that you have your exhaust cleaned at least every 3 months. However, this might vary depending on the type of stove. If you use a charcoal-burning stove or wood-burning stove, our service technicians recommend that the exhaust system is cleaned on a monthly basis. In some cases, it might even be necessary to have these exhaust systems cleaned every 2 weeks. Exhaust cleaning is standard maintenance for any commercial kitchen facility. Kitchen managers should understand the importance of such as task, as it plays a significant role in preventing fires from flaring up and should be done regularly.