Exhaust Hood Cleaning in Fort Myers, Florida
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Commercial kitchens that are equipped with exhaust hoods and fans need a proper cleaning and degreasing. Your exhaust system deserves regular cleaning to greatly reduce the risk of a fire in your establishment.
Most insurance companies and municipalities alike also require exhaust hood cleaning for restaurants & industrial kitchens throughout the Florida area. We utilize various techniques during our grease vent hood cleaning to absolutely guarantee your entire exhaust system is not only grease-free … but meets NFPA 96 standards. When Florida Kitchen’s experts cleans your restaurant’s hood and vents, we always provide you a report which has documented pictures of your restaurant’s entire grease exhaust system. You will see both before & after images of our service. We also give you a report that outlines any issues that we find with your kitchen exhaust system. Your satisfaction is what drives us.
A Word From The Owner
“When my team cleans your hood, it not only degreases and sanitizes your equipment – it helps prevent kitchen fires. I urge you to be weary about hiring other “professionals” who do the bare minimum. My staff knows how to degrease and sanitize commercial restaurant hoods and vents. You want to avoid the possibility of letting someone harm your equipment with abrasive/rough cleaning methods. My team understands the value of your property and will always use safe chemicals to quickly and carefully clean and disinfect your kitchen vents and hood.” – Joseph Cohen, owner.
Exhaust Hood Cleaning : Our Process
1. Inspect the Exhaust System
Prior to starting the cleaning, our technicians inspect the exhaust system to identify anything unusual that need to be addressed. During our inspection, the technician should try to identify parts of the system that need to be repaired or potentially replaced, like the baffle filters.
2. Shut Off the Exhaust Fan
It is not uncommon for exhaust systems to vary from restaurant to restaurant (some may automatically be off when the technician arrives), it is extremely important the technicians make sure the entire system is shut off. This prevents possible damage to the fan as well as our cleaning equipment and tools.
3. Prep the Kitchen (Very Important)
The exhaust hood cleaning process can get messy. Your technicians should start by removing the baffle filters, prepare the funnels to collect the grease and debris, and cover nearby appliances and the floor in case the funnel fails or grease splatters during removal.
4. Shut Off All Stove and Appliance Pilot Lights and Gas Valves
Before being covered with tarps, all of the pilot lights and gas valves on all kitchen appliances need to be turned off. Our cleaning techs will be cleaning ith hot water and flammable cleaning chemicals so reducing any fire risks is a major necessity.
5. Start the Exhaust Hood Cleaning Process
When we’re hired to do an exhaust hood cleaning in Florida, our technicians usually work in pairs, with one on the roof and another below in the kitchen area. The roof tech will spray the components of the exhaust fan and the ducts from above with degreaser and then rinse with hot water.
While the roof tech does this task, the kitchen technician’s job is to ensure that the grease and debris is flowing down the funnel into the collection device and that there are not any issues. The kitchen technician is also cleaning the baffle filters with a degreaser and hot water.
6. Manually Scrape Greasy Problem Areas
Sometimes, the grease and debris is layered on from extensive use. During this time, your technicians may need to manually scour the components to loosen grease and debris, especially if they are very dirty. After the scraping, the parts are then sprayed again with chemical degreaser and rinsed with hot water, repeating as necessary until everything has been correctly cleaned.
7. After Grease is Removed from the Roof, Both Technicians Start in the Kitchen
Once things up on the roof are complete, the roof technician joins the kitchen technicians and they work in tandem to clean the exhaust hood from the bottom up. Again, chemical degreaser is sprayed on the hood and rinsed with hot water, repeating as necessary until clean.
8. Polish the Hood
After it is determined that all grease has been completely removed from the hood, the plastic protecting it is removed, the hood will be dried off and polished on the interior and exterior of the canopy.
9. Re-Install Filters and Inspect the System
The components are all cleaned and now its time to put the baffle filters back inside the hood. The technicians will also test to make sure the exhaust fan is working properly.
10. Apply the Certification Sticker
Your certification sticker is very important to keep updated. Always keep this displayed on the exhaust hood – it will show fire inspectors, the health department and even your insurance agent the exact date your hood was clened and next scheduled cleaning.
11. Clean Up the Kitchen
Once all cleaning has concluded, the technicians will clean the floor and any areas where grease may have splattered. At this time, all exhaust fans and pilot lights or gas valves can be turned back on. Our technicians should leave your kitchen in better condition than when they arrived.
12. Final Inspection After Cleaning
The technician provides you with a written report, reviews the services given and allow you to visually inspect the system cleaning and all equipment we serviced. If its after hours or a representative is not available, we leave a copy of the report at the restaurant and also email the contact we have on file.