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3 Things Not to Do When Your Have a Kitchen Exhaust System in Your Southern California Kitchen

November 11, 2020
3 Things Not to Do When Your Have a Kitchen Exhaust System in Your Southern California Kitchen

Owning a restaurant in the state of California – or anywhere for that matter – is a lot of work and a big stress in itself. However, this doesn’t take away the fact that there are many things that you have to get done on a regular basis just to keep your restaurant up and running. This includes making sure that your kitchen exhaust system is well cared for.

But instead of telling you how to care for your kitchen exhaust system, we’re going to tell you today what not to do. This includes:

  1. Refrain from Getting Regular Professional Cleanings
  2. Depending on the age of your exhaust system and how often you cook, this can impact how often you should be getting your exhaust system deep-cleaned by a professional. High-volume kitchens may require cleanings once a month to once every four months. Others may need semiannual or annual cleaning. Either way, these cleanings are vital if you wish to maintain a quality exhaust system.
  3. Failure to eyeball your system on a daily basis
  4. As the business owner, it’s your responsibility to make sure your exhaust system appears to be in top-notch order at all times. Check your filters or grease extractors. Look into the ductwork of your system. Be on the lookout for debris in the interior after removing the access panels running horizontally from your system’s ductwork. Visually inspect the blades of your exhaust system, when the fan is turned off, for any build-up. At any signs of dust or debris, it’s important to get it cleaned up to prevent further build-up.
  5. Keep Using an Unreliable Exhaust System
  6. One of the biggest mistakes any restaurant owner could make is continuing to take advantage of their kitchen’s exhaust system when it’s already on its last leg or in need of some help. Dirty filters or grease extractors? Grease build-up within your system? Debris encrusted on your exhaust fan? None of this makes your system safe to use. Not only will it your system not work in your favorite, but it can actually pose big problems if it’s continued to be used.

From this post, it’s clear to see that it’s imperative to take good care of your restaurant’s kitchen exhaust system. Failure do to so can lead to unfortunate consequences such as a flash fire, a slip and fall injury to one of your employees from grease build-up in your kitchen, or even a penalty such as a fine from an inspector for not adequately cleaning your kitchen exhaust.

One way to make sure your exhaust system won’t fail on you suddenly is to get it regularly cleaned by Flue Steam Inc. in Southern California. Call our team today at 800-700-FLUE for more information.