Set Yourself Up for Success in 2017

December 25, 2016

Set Yourself Up for Success in 2017

Many of those who manage a commercial kitchen, whether it’s in a restaurant, hotel, or somewhere else, feel a lot of stress. There’s so much that needs to get done every single day to keep operations running smoothly, and a limited amount of time.

Sound familiar?

Then you may want to strategize about how you can ease your work load this coming year. The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect and think of ways to do things better in the future.

One important question you should ask yourself is, “How can I lessen my stress levels?” In many cases, the best way to decrease stress is to lessen the amount of tasks that need to be done. But how are you supposed to do that in a commercial kitchen? Most managers don’t have the luxury of being able to hire additional staff to tackle some of their tasks.

But there’s a way to take some of the most essential tasks off your agenda: partner with Flue Steam. We’ve been providing Southern California commercial kitchens with quality air control and fire prevention services for over 52 years, and we’d be happy to step in to handle these essential tasks for you.

Services we provide include:

  • Complete kitchen exhaust system cleaning, including hand scraping and steam cleaning for fans, hoods, and ducts
  • Grease filter exchange service
  • Swamp cooler maintenance
  • Exhaust fan maintenance
  • Automatic fire suppression system service
  • Portable fire extinguisher sales and service

Kitchen exhaust system cleaning

Our most popular service is kitchen exhaust system cleaning. Kitchen exhaust systems remove hot air and odors from the kitchen, though their main purpose is to effectively eliminate vaporized grease, which is a natural byproduct of cooking. Commercial kitchen exhaust systems must be cleaned regularly to avoid the build-up of grease, which can result in dangerous flash fires. If a flash fire erupts in your kitchen, you’ll have to call the fire department and close while repairs are made, which will lose you valuable income. Prevent flash fires in your commercial kitchen by partnering with Flue Steam and signing up for regular kitchen exhaust system cleaning services.

Hand scraping is a simple, affordable way to make sure grease deposits are removed from accessible areas. We recommend having hand scraping done once a month. Steam cleaning utilizes hot, high-pressure water to thoroughly and effectively remove grease. Many commercial kitchen managers choose to have steam cleaning done 2-4 times per year.

Anytime our team of kitchen exhaust system cleaners completes a job, we provide a “Certificate of Performance” sticker to demonstrate that you’ve fulfilled your NFPA code obligations. Our stickers keep code inspectors satisfied and may even save you money on insurance bills.

Thorough cleaning services

Unlike other companies that focus solely on your range hood, our technicians strive to reach every single inch of your kitchen exhaust system. We start with the hood, then move to the exhaust ducts, drip cups, and exhaust fans. We can also install code-required access panels to your ducts to enable even more thorough kitchen exhaust system cleaning.

Let’s talk! Call Flue Steam at 800-700-FLUE today.