Exhaust Hood Cleaning in Gainesville, Florida
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Commercial kitchens that feature exhaust hoods and fans need a proper cleaning and degreasing. Your exhaust system requires regular cleaning to greatly prevent the risk of a fire in your building.
Many 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 our professional team 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. Additionally, we provide a report that outlines any problems that we find with your kitchen exhaust system. Your satisfaction is what drives us.
A Note From The Owner
“When we cleans your hood, it not only protects and degreases your equipment – it helps prevent kitchen fires. I urge you to be cautious about hiring other “professionals” who do the bare minimum. Our professional cleaners understand how to degrease and sanitize commercial restaurant hoods and vents. The last thing you want is to harm your equipment with abrasive/rough cleaning methods. My team understands the value of your restaurant 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
Before we start, the technicians inspect the exhaust system to check for unusual things that need to be addressed. During the inspection, the technician can 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 somestimes gets 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. Turn Off All Stove and Appliance Pilot Lights and Gas Valves
Prior to being covered with tarps, all 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 it’s imperative that we practice removing fire risks.
5. Begin the Exhaust Hood Cleaning Process
When we do a job in Florida, our technicians typically work in pairs, we like to keep one on the roof and another below in the kitchen area. Our roof technician is careful to sprays the parts of the exhaust fan and the ducts from above with degreaser and then rinse with hot water.
During this process, 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 scrape the components to loosen grease and debris, especially if they are overly dirty. After the scraping, the parts are then cleaned again with chemical degreaser and rinsed with hot water, repeating as often as needed until all grease and debris have 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 safely 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
After properly cleaning all components, baffle filters should be placed back in the hood. The technicians will also test to make sure the exhaust fan is working properly.
10. Apply Your 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
After all cleaning has concluded, the technicians will clean the floor and any areas where grease may have landed. At this time, all exhaust fans and pilot lights or gas valves can be turned back on. The cleaners should leave your kitchen in better condition than when they arrived.
12. Post-Cleaning Inspection
The technician will provide a written report, discusses 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.