There are times where grease can be considered good, like when we need to lubricate machinery or a vehicle’s brake pads for optimal function. The right grease or lubricant can also aid with a jammed or squeaky door or when we need to waterproof and protect a pair of shoes. Coming in contact with greasy skin, greasy hair, or greasy food, however, are moments where we consider grease bad. And if you own a commercial kitchen, or a kitchen at all for that matter, letting grease build up in your kitchen not only leaves your space yucky but also in a dangerous condition.
Due to its thick, oily nature, one can only presume that letting grease build up in your commercial kitchen can potentially trigger injuries among those utilizing your kitchen space. Likewise, letting grease and moisture build up in your kitchen can additionally lead to employee discomfort and possible health problems, equipment damage, excess moisture in the food you serve, insect infestations, and eventually, a potential grease fire.
These dangers of letting grease accumulate in your kitchen are profound. Luckily, by having a well-functioning kitchen flue system and engaging in the right preventative measures, you can eliminate dangerous grease vapors from your commercial space.
The idea of completely preventing any drip of grease from collecting in your kitchen is impossible, that is, unless you plan on not cooking in your kitchen at all. Of course, that preventative strategy wouldn’t make sense for any type of kitchen. That said, it is technically grease management, rather than prevention, that you would want to engage in.
Ways to eliminate the buildup of your grease, apart from installing a kitchen exhaust, include disposing excess grease properly, cleaning the floors and surfaces of your kitchen daily, soaking and cleaning stove burners frequently, and regularly cleaning your grease trap and kitchen exhaust filters. That’s right – even your kitchen exhaust fan, which eliminates grease, fumes, heat, and other contaminants from your kitchen, requires cleaning maintenance too in order to work properly to get rid of grease from your kitchen.
By following the latter tips, you can prevent a potentially catastrophic disaster due to grease buildup and leave your kitchen more presentable in the process.
If regularly cleaning your kitchen flue sounds like a bore, or if you need reassurance that your flue is getting the right cleaning, you can count on our technicians to give your kitchen exhaust system the thorough cleaning it deserves. Our decades-worth of experience will leave your kitchen safer than ever before.
Apart from kitchen exhaust cleaning, we also offer emergency kitchen exhaust repair services 24 hours a day to ensure you can operate your commercial kitchen safely and legally with a safe and fully functioning kitchen flue.
If you have any questions, please call us at 800-700-FLUE today for more information regarding our flue cleaning services.