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The holiday season is here. Is your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system clean enough?

November 16, 2018

The holiday season is here. Is your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system clean enough?

The holiday season has officially arrived. If you operate a commercial kitchen in a restaurant, hotel, school, hospital, or other entity, you may be feeling the rush of even more activity. Because while plenty of people prepare special meals at home, they still enjoy the convenience and fun of eating out at restaurants. Who wants to cook for a crowd more than a couple of times? Just about no one – so eating out comes to the rescue. Many restaurants receive a serious boost of activity during the holiday season. But there’s one thing that’s really important that you may not have thought of as you buckle down to meet the holiday rush season…. Is your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system clean enough?

Code requirements prevent flash fires

The law requires that your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system be cleaned on a regular basis to prevent the build-up of grease deposits that could cause flash fires. Flash fires would mean a major interruption to your business, costly damage to your kitchen equipment, and perhaps even injury to your staff. Code regulations require that you make sure your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system stay free of major grease deposits, but it can be hard to make that a top priority amidst the holiday season’s hustle and bustle. If you’re having trouble keeping up, we highly recommend partnering with Flue Steam. We will be happy to schedule regular hand-scraping and steam cleaning services for your commercial kitchen located anywhere in Southern California.

Hand scraping and steam cleaning

We recommend that businesses sign up for hand scraping services once a month, and schedule steam cleaning services 2-4 times per year to supplement that. Hand scraping involves simply and effectively scraping grease deposits off the range hood, ducts, drip cups, and other areas of your kitchen’s exhaust system. Steam cleaning utilizes special equipment and hot, pressurized water to thoroughly scrub every inch of your exhaust system. While it delivers better overall clean, it is also more of an investment. Pairing both hand scraping and steam cleaning services is an excellent way to make sure your commercial kitchen stays protected from flash fires and works efficiently to draw grease from the air every day.

Bonus services

The safety and efficiency of your commercial kitchen are really important to us. As a result, we offer various bonus services that are included every time you have a regularly schedule hand scraping or steam cleaning service. These include:

  • Exhaust fan inspection
  • Grease fan bearings
  • If your belts are worn out and you have a replacement at hand, we’ll install the new belt at no charge

We offer these services to make sure your exhaust system stays cleaner for as long as possible. We also offer grease filter exchange services and 24/7 emergency repair services. Get started today – contact us at 800-700-FLUE!