Think cleaning the grease in your commercial kitchen is no big deal? Think again.

August 19, 2018

Think cleaning the grease in your commercial kitchen is no big deal? Think again.

Plenty of people who manage and work in kitchens think that they’re doing a good job cleaning the oil and vaporized grease from their kitchens. But the sad fact is, if you’re not relying on a professional commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning company, you could be at risk of having a flash fire. Just check out this video from Gordon Ramsay’s show, “24 Hours to Hell and Back”, season 1 episode 3 at Brownstone Bistro: Pay especially close attention from the 16m12s mark to 17m37s.


You’ll see that there’s so much more to cleaning a commercial kitchen than simply wiping down the appliances. This commercial kitchen was absolutely full of grease throughout the exhaust system and as Ramsay notes, the whole thing could go up in flames. This is tremendously dangerous and not up to code in the least.

How clean is your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system? If your staff isn’t taking stringent measures to clean it on a regular basis, your entire commercial kitchen could be at risk of going up in flames, just like the one at Brownstone Bistro.

Partner with Flue Steam for peace of mind

It is so imperative that you sign up for regular exhaust system cleaning services for your commercial kitchen from Flue Steam. We would be happy to partner with you to make sure every inch of your exhaust system is cleaned on a regular basis so you won’t have to worry about being up to code or, God forbid, having a flash fire.

Let us check the build up for you

Commercial kitchen codes suggest having your exhaust system cleaned at least quarterly. This is based on the thickness of build up. Want to find out how much build up you have in your commercial kitchen? Let us check for you. If you have at least 2000 microns of deposits in your exhaust system, you could be at risk of developing a flash fire.

Hand scraping and steam cleaning

Service frequencies vary, but we recommend signing up for monthly hand scraping services and supplementing with steam cleaning services 2-4 times per year. Hand scraping is a simple, effective, and affordable way to remove grease deposits from every accessible area. Steam cleaning requires more set-up and uses hot, high-pressurized water to thoroughly remove all grease from your exhaust system. Sign up now by calling 800-700-FLUE. We’ll be happy to book your commercial kitchen’s cleaning appointments at dates and times that make sense according to your busy schedule.

Flue Steam has been Southern California’s favorite commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning company for over 52 years. Our technicians strive to reach every single inch of your exhaust system so ensure it’s as clean as possible after every service. You can trust them to arrive on time and perform their work efficiently so you can get back to your normal day-to-day activities ASAP. Call us today at 800-700-FLUE to get started!