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Flue Cleaning Services in Dana Point, CA

July 15, 2018

Flue Cleaning Services in Dana Point, CA

The motto here in Dana Point, CA, is “harboring the good life.” Dana Point is one of very few harbors in Orange County, plus it’s a gorgeous surf spot, so it attracts many pro and amateur surfers each year. Dana Point Headlands also attracts many visitors who love to stroll on its nature paths and have picnics among plenty of fascinating native plant species and breathtaking views of the sea and harbor. Wherever there’s a lively tourist scene, there’s bound to be plenty of restaurants to serve them. If you own or manage a restaurant in Dana Point, CA, make your life easier by signing up for high quality, affordable commercial kitchen air control and fire prevention services from Flue Steam. We’ve been serving all kinds of commercial kitchens throughout Southern California, including Dana Point, since 1971. Rest assured that your kitchen will be in great hands with our experts!

We offer the following services to make your commercial kitchen in Dana Point as safe and efficient as possible:

  • Complete kitchen exhaust system cleaning (including hand scraping and steam cleaning of 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

Partner with Flue Steam to ensure your commercial kitchen complies with the law, reduce your risk of flash fires, and provide your employees and customers with a totally safe environment. You’ll be so glad you did!

All about our commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning services

We recommend signing up for monthly hand scraping services with 2-4 supplemental steam cleanings per year. Hand scraping involves simple, effective, and affordable hand scraping of all accessible grease on your exhaust system. Steam cleaning more thoroughly cleans your exhaust system, but it involves more of an investment in time and capital. Utilizing hot, high-pressure water to remove grease, it’s the perfect supplemental way to make sure every inch of your exhaust system is squeaky clean.

Certificate of Performance stickers in Dana Point

After each cleaning, we’ll provide a Certificate of Performance sticker that’ll keep code inspectors and insurance companies satisfied. You may even save money on your insurance bills when inspectors see our stickers on your exhaust system.

Count on Flue Steam for a thorough cleaning of your exhaust system every time. Many other companies focus mainly on your range hood, but we meticulously strive to reach every little nook and cranny of your entire exhaust system to ensure it’s absolutely pristine when we’re done.

Bonus services

We want to make sure your commercial kitchen is safe and your exhaust system is drawing properly, so we’ll also include an exhaust fan inspection at every cleaning visit. Our technician will check all the belts and other parts and grease your fan bearings. If your belts have become worn out and you have a replacement readily available, we’ll install it at no charge to you. This ensures your exhaust fan draws properly so you’re entire system will stay cleaner longer.

Partner with Flue Steam today by calling 800-700-FLUE.

Is your exhaust fan drawing efficiently?

June 17, 2018

Is your exhaust fan drawing efficiently?

In commercial kitchens, your exhaust fan is an essential part of your exhaust system. It removes hot air and odors from your kitchen, plus it safely eliminates vaporized grease, which is a natural byproduct of cooking. If your exhaust fan isn’t cleaned regularly and in proper working condition at all times, it won’t draw properly, so it won’t be able to do its job well. As a result, grease will quickly built up in your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system and your risk of a flash fire within your exhaust ducts will increase dramatically. A flash fire could result in injuries to your staff, serious damage to your kitchen, and a huge interruption to the flow of your business. Avoid flash fires by always making sure your exhaust fan is able to draw properly.

But how?

If you manage or otherwise work in a commercial kitchen, your mind is always running a thousand miles a minute. There are always so many important tasks that need to be handled right away. So how are you going to fit checking and maintaining your exhaust fan into your already jam-packed schedule? Well… you aren’t! Just enlist the expertise of Flue Steam and you’ll never have to worry about your exhaust fan drawing properly again. We provide regular cleaning services for your complete commercial kitchen exhaust system. Our cleaning services are thorough, fire-code-compliant, and affordable. We recommend signing up for hand scraping and steam cleaning services for your commercial kitchen exhaust system.

Hand scraping and steam cleaning services from Flue Steam

Sign up for hand scraping services from Flue Steam and we’ll send a technician to your commercial kitchen on a monthly basis. It’s a simple, affordable, effective way to make sure grease deposits are removed from all accessible areas of your exhaust system including the ducts, drip cups, exhaust fans, and more. Supplementing with steam cleaning services 2-4 times per year will give you tremendous peace of mind. While steam cleaning does cost more than hand scraping, you’ll be able to rest assured that it reaches every inch of your exhaust system so it’s positively squeaky clean. After every hand scraping and steam cleaning service, we’ll provide “Certificate of Performance” stickers as proof that you’ve fulfilled your NFPA code obligations, so code inspectors will always be satisfied.

Emergency services

Hopefully, you’ll never have an emergency situation in your commercial kitchen, but if one does arise, we’ll be there to help you out. We also provide emergency repair of the following essential items in your commercial kitchen:

  • Exhaust fan motors, bearings, pulleys, and belts
  • Swamp cooler motors, belts, pads, pumps, and float valves
  • Automatic fire suppression systems
  • Automatic gat shutoff valves

Prevent emergencies by signing up for regular equipment inspections and cleanings by Flue Steam. Establish your partnership with us now by calling 800-700-FLUE or emailing contact@fluesteam.com to schedule your first cleaning service.

Ventilation and Fire Safety are Essential in Commercial Kitchens

June 1, 2018

Ventilation and Fire Safety are Essential in Commercial Kitchens

Commercial kitchens are always a whirl of activity. From prepping items, taking orders, preparing food, plating it, and then serving it, there’s always something to do in a commercial kitchen. If you’ve got a good system down, then your staff works in perfect harmony – like an orchestra – so that everything can get done in time to ensure each customer has a pleasant experience at your restaurant. May you get boatloads of impeccable Yelp, Google, and TripAdvisor reviews for your restaurant, and continual financial success, too!

Ventilation and fire safety

But among all the essential tasks that need to be taken care of for your commercial kitchen, you must not forget about the fundamental importance of ventilation and fire safety. They go hand-in-hand. When your kitchen has a high quality, properly taken care of ventilation system and prioritize your commercial kitchen’s fire safety measures like its exhaust system and fire extinguishers, you’ll be doing your part so that the fire department won’t have to be called to your restaurant. Plus you’ll protect the safety of both your staff and your equipment. And your reputation as a top-notch restaurant will stay intact, too!

But, you may be wondering, what do I need to do ensure proper ventilation and fire safety measures are put in place and maintained well in my commercial kitchen?

Partnership with Flue Steam Inc.

Thankfully, you don’t have to do much – we know you’re already so busy! – you just have to partner with Flue Steam. We have been serving commercial kitchens throughout Southern California for over 47 years, and we would be happy to help keep your commercial kitchen well-ventilated and safe. We provide the following services for commercial kitchens throughout Southern California:

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

Commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning

Exhaust systems remote hot air and odors from your kitchen, plus they safety eliminate vaporized grease, which is a natural byproduct of cooking. Don’t put your kitchen at risk of a flash fire by failing to take care of your exhaust system. Regular kitchen exhaust system cleaning from Flue Steam will give you real peace of mind. We provide high quality, fire-code-compliant cleanings for commercial kitchens all over Southern California. We recommend signing up for monthly hand scraping services which are supplemented with steam cleanings 2-4 times per year.

Sign up today

When you partner with Flue Steam, you won’t have to worry about ventilation or fire safety measures in your kitchen – we’ll take care of it for you! Free yourself up to handle other essential tasks in your commercial when you establish your partnership with Flue Steam today. Simply give us a call at 800-700-FLUE and we’d be happy to set up your first service at a date and time that’s most convenient for your busy schedule.

Emergency Services from Flue Steam Inc.

May 20, 2018

Emergency Services from Flue Steam Inc.

We recommend that everyone who operates a commercial kitchen anywhere in Southern California sign up for our exhaust system cleaning services. Monthly hand scraping, supplemented with quarterly steam cleaning, will ensure dangerous grease doesn’t accumulate in your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system, resulting in a flash fire. Keeping your exhaust system clean and grease-free in all areas is not only recommended, it’s required according to California laws.

Included services

When you sign up for exhaust system cleaning services, we’ll make sure your system is drawing properly to ensure it stays clean for as long as possible. As part of this effort, we’ll include an exhaust fan inspection as part of every cleaning service. We’ll check the belts and all other parts, plus we’ll grease your fan bearings. If your belts happen to be worn out and you have a replacement readily on-hand, we’ll even install the new belt at no additional charge. This is just one way to make sure your commercial kitchen exhaust system works as efficiently as possible every time you and your staff start cooking.

Help is at hand 24/7

Kitchen exhaust fans aren’t in commercial kitchens just to make it more comfortable – they’re actually required by law. It’s super risky – not to mention illegal – to operate a commercial kitchen without a working exhaust system, including all necessary fans. We provide emergency services throughout Southern California that include the repair of:

  • Exhaust fan motors, bearings, pulleys, and belt
  • Swamp cooler motors, belts, pads, pumps, and float valves
  • Automatic fire suppression systems
  • Automatic gas shutoff valves

If an emergency situation ever arises in your commercial kitchen, rest assured that we’ll be right there to resolve it whenever you call us at 800-700-FLUE. The safety of your commercial kitchen is directly tied to the condition of the commercial kitchen exhaust system, automatic fire suppression system, and swamp cooler.

Prevent an emergency situation from arising

We hope you never have an emergency in your commercial kitchen, but rely on Flue Steam for fast, efficient problem-solving ASAP. As for right now, there are proactive steps you can take to prevent an emergency situation from occurring. Invest in regular equipment inspections and cleanings. At every inspection and cleaning from Flue Steam, we’ll automatically grease your fan bearings, check the belts, and replace worn belts with new, customer-supplied ones whenever necessary, at no charge.

We recommend booking your exhaust system cleaning services one week in advance, though we can do the cleaning at any date and time that’s most convenient for your busy schedule.

Book now!

Sign up for our excellent services that will improve your commercial kitchen’s safety, air quality, and energy efficiency. Begin your partnership with Flue Steam today by calling 800-700-FLUE.

Do I really need to sign up for flue cleaning services?

May 9, 2018

Plenty of people think they can take care of cleaning their commercial kitchen’s flue on a regular basis on their own. It’s not actually that hard of a task, when you think about it. The problem comes in when kitchen managers and staff have so much to do that taking care of the flue isn’t prioritized. Keeping your commercial kitchen’s flue clean is extremely important – in fact, you’re required to by law. Don’t pile this task on your staff’s already overflowing To Do lists – let Flue Steam take care of your flue cleaning needs so you won’t have to stress out about it anymore.

What is a flue?

Let’s back up for a moment. You may not be totally sure what a flue even is, and if that’s the case, that’s okay. We’re always happy to explain what a flue is and why it needs to be taken care of properly in all kinds of commercial kitchens. The flue is an essential part of your kitchen because it removes hot exhaust gases that are naturally created when cooking. Frying and broiling create a tremendous amount of hot exhaust gases which are trapped by the flue, though other cooking processes also make the flue dirty over time.

Up to 70% of all airborne grease generated by the cooking process is trapped by the grease filter, but the rest of it passes through the filter, attaching itself to the walls of the exhaust duct and the blades of the exhaust fan. Greasy deposits quickly become more and more greasy, and as a result, the exhaust system isn’t able to be as efficient over time. Exhaust temperatures increase and if it gets really hot, the grease deposits can liquefy. Consequently, a flash fire can occur.

If the grease fire occurs within the grease filters or the area right behind the filters, the automatic fire system will automatically dischange and put the fire out. However, if the fire occurs above the fire system’s sensors, then the local fire department will need to be alerted. The average response time in a city for the fire department to arrive is 6 minutes – and during that time, your kitchen may become severely damaged. You may have to close for weeks or months to make repairs, and your bottom line will certainly suffer.

Preventing flash fires

Flash fires are easily preventable in commercial kitchens, though – all you have to do is sign up for flue cleaning services from Flue Steam. We offer both hand scraping and steam cleaning services. We recommend signing up for hand scraping services on a monthly basis and supplementing that with steam cleaning services 2-4 times per year. This will ensure your exhaust system stays clean and safe, and dramatically reduce your commercial kitchen’s risk of flash fires. After each cleaning service, we’ll provide a “Certificate of Performance” on your exhaust system that shows the date of service to keep code inspectors satisfied that you’re doing your part to comply with your code obligations.

Sign up for flue cleaning services from Flue Steam now! Call 800-700-FLUE today.