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Flue Steam Inc.: Serving Southern Californian Commercial Kitchens for Over 40 Years

August 18, 2017

Flue Steam Inc.: Serving Southern Californian Commercial Kitchens for Over 40 YearsDid you know that Flue Steam has been keeping commercial kitchens running smoothly and efficiently for over 4 decades? That’s right – Flue Steam has been in business for over 46 years, and during that time, we’ve only expanded our offerings to make your busy schedule at least a little less packed. We’re the leader in commercial kitchen air control and fire prevention services, and we have been since 1971. That level of experience really counts when it comes to keeping your kitchen safe and to maximize efficiency. We’ve forged lasting professional relationships with thousands of people operating some of the state’s top restaurant, hotel, and other commercial kitchens. Find out what Flue Steam can do for you today – and give us a call at 800-700-FLUE to schedule your first appointment.

Cooking just got a whole lot cleaner

Services we offer for commercial kitchens across Southern California include:

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

Our top priority is the safety of your commercial kitchen

If you fail to have your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis, you could be putting your entire business and staff at risk. As the grease builds up in your exhaust system, the chances a flash fire will result dramatically increase. Consequently, your kitchen staff could get hurt, the fire department will have to be called, you’ll have to endure a huge interruption to your business, and your kitchen may sustain significant damage.

The most effective way to prevent this from happening is to sign up for kitchen exhaust system cleanings. At regular intervals, we’ll schedule hand scraping and steam cleaning visits in accord with how much grease your commercial kitchen uses on a daily basis. Naturally, fast food restaurants and any other restaurant that fries and charbroils on a regular basis will need to be cleaned more frequently to prevent the dangerous build up of grease. Call us at 800-700-FLUE and we’ll be glad to set up your first cleaning appointment today.

Grease filter exchange service

One of the most cumbersome tasks in a commercial kitchen is emptying and replacing grease filters, but they’re absolutely essential tasks. Invest in regular grease filter replacement and cleaning services from Flue Steam, and you’ll always have complete peace of mind about your grease filters. Our technicians will take care of everything including removing your dirty grease filters, hauling them away for cleaning, and installing fresh, clean grease filters anywhere in your commercial kitchen. Grease fitlers should be cleaned or replaced every 2 weeks, though some commercial kitchens that don’t utilize much grease can stretch their filter replacement periods to 4-6 weeks. Give Flue Steam a call at 800-700-FLUE and we’ll gladly set up a schedule that works for you.

Begin your partnership with Flue Steam – and take some essential tasks off your staff’s plate – by calling 800-700-FLUE today.

Tired of Dealing with Dirty Grease in Your Commercial Kitchen? Sign up for Grease Filter Exchange Service from Flue Steam Inc.

August 4, 2017

Tired of Dealing with Dirty Grease in Your Commercial Kitchen? Sign up for Grease Filter Exchange Service from Flue Steam Inc.

No one likes having to deal with dirty grease, but it’s a fact of life in a commercial kitchen. Grease is part of the deal, especially if your commercial kitchen cooks plenty of fried and broiled food. Vaporized grease naturally goes up into your kitchen’s exhaust system, which must be cleaned on a regular basis to ensure maximum safety from flash fires and continual efficiency in your cooking system.

Are you tired of having to deal with dirty grease? Constantly having to change grease filters gets annoying real fast in a commercial kitchen, but thankfully, you have an opportunity to never have to deal with dirty grease again.

That’s right! You don’t have to deal with your commercial kitchen’s dirty grease anymore!

It sounds too good to be true, but that’s right – partner with Flue Steam and we’ll handle all your commercial kitchen’s grease so you won’t have to worry about it ever again. It’s pretty awesome!

At Flue Steam, we’ve been offering commercial kitchen owners and managers a totally hassle-free way to take care of their grease filters and exhaust systems for over 46 years. We have had hundreds of highly satisfied clients in hotels, restaurants, and other commercial kitchens, and we’d be glad to add your commercial kitchen to our ever-growing list of kitchens that depend on our impeccable services.

All about grease filter exchange services

Stop struggling with dirty grease and enlist the experts at Flue Steam. We’ll gladly set up a regular schedule for exchanging your grease filters so you won’t have to stress out about them ever again. Clean filters can trap up to 70-80% of the grease that passes through them, but they won’t work properly if they’re already saturated with grease. If you let your grease filters get too dirty, your kitchen’s exhaust system won’t work as efficiently, plus grease can dangerously accumulate right above your cooking appliances, resulting in a costly flash fire.

But when you invest in regular grease filter replacement and cleaning services from Flue Steam, you won’t have to even think about any of those negative repercussions. We offer quick, convenient, and affordable grease filter exchange services. A technician will come to your business at regular intervals to deliver and install fresh, clean filters, and haul away the old ones for cleaning.

Sign up today by calling 800-700-FLUE or emailing contact@fluesteam.com.

All about kitchen exhaust system cleaning services

We also highly recommend signing up for our kitchen exhaust system cleaning services. At regularly scheduled intervals, we’ll come thoroughly hand scrape and steam clean your entire kitchen exhaust system – including its fans, hoods, and ducts. We’ll also provide a Certificate of Performance sticker after each cleaning to keep code inspectors totally satisfied.

Call Flue Steam at 800-700-FLUE or email contact@fluesteam.com to learn more about our services and sign up today.

FAQs about commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning

July 21, 2017

FAQs about commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning

Plenty of commercial kitchen owners and managers aren’t aware of their obligations when it comes to properly maintaining their commercial kitchen exhaust systems. Some think they can just clean the range hood and attach a certificate of cleaning — and think they’re off the hook. That’s not the case at all, though – as many people discover when a dangerous flash fire erupts in their kitchen.

Your essential obligations

As the owner or manager of a commercial kitchen, you should know that you are required to keep the hood, filters, fan, and all associated horizontal and vertical ductwork in order to comply with the law and protect your kitchen from flash fires. You’re responsible for the inspection, testing, maintenance, and cleanliness of all ventilation control and fire protection systems in your commercial kitchen.

Sounds rather daunting, right? But it doesn’t have to be.

Partner with Flue Steam and you won’t have to worry about the status of your exhaust system again. We can handle all your commercial kitchen ventilation and fire prevention needs including:

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

How often does my kitchen exhaust system need to be cleaned?

It depends on how much grease you use in your kitchen. Fast food kitchens and others that fry and broil frequently require much more frequent cleaning – we recommend monthly hand-scraping, and biannual steam cleaning. Most other restaurants can get away with being cleaned every 3 months. Many managers and owners sign up for monthly hand scraping and steam cleaning once a quarter. This is an excellent way to go because it provides optimal protection for a reasonable cost.

Hand scraping is a simple, effective way to remove built-up grease that was vaporized during the cooking process. Steam cleaning is a more thorough cleaning method, though it requires more time and effort. Pairing both cleaning methods is the best way to ensure your commercial kitchen exhaust system becomes and stays clean, safe, and code-compliant.

What if my exhaust system doesn’t have enough access panels?

Don’t worry if your commercial kitchen lacks some access panels. We can install them for you using NFPA 96 and California Mechanical Code approved methods and materials.

How can I prove that I’ve met my obligations?

After each cleaning visit by our expert technicians, we’ll provide a “Certificate of Performance” sticker to serve as proof that you’ve fulfilled your NFPA code obligations. These stickers keep code inspectors satisfied and may even save you money on your insurance bills.

Flue Steam employs an extensive team of licensed technicians who have plenty of experience and expertise to complete your flue cleaning and other services perfectly. We also carry complete liability insurance for your peace of mind.

Call us today to schedule your first cleaning service at 800-700-FLUE.

Prioritize Your Portable Fire Extinguishers

July 7, 2017

Prioritize Your Portable Fire Extinguishers

Did you know that your portable fire extinguishers are an incredibly important part of your commercial kitchen? That’s right. Fires in commercial kitchens are all too common. When you make sure your fire extinguishers are working properly, you’ll not only meet your code obligations, you’ll also protect your kitchen from costly damages that could occur as a result of a fire.

At Flue Steam, our top priority is the safety of your commercial kitchen. That’s why, over the years, we’ve consistently added to our offerings of quality services for your commercial kitchen. Sure, we’re well-known for our thorough exhaust system cleaning services, but we also offer a bunch of other essential services, including portable fire extinguisher sales, maintenance, and repairs.

Our portable fire extinguisher services

We at Flue Steam sell all types of fire extinguishers for commercial kitchens, and we’re always happy to provide expert recommendations upon request. We can help you decide which portable fire extinguishers would be best for your commercial kitchen. We can also recommend how many to buy and where to place them for maximum protection for your kitchen and to ensure complete compliance with all relevant fire safety codes.

Complete peace of mind

You’ll feel so at peace when you know that you have high quality portable fire extinguishers have been placed for maximum benefit. Rest assured that your portable fire extinguishers from Flue Steam will be in perfect working order and ready to use should the need ever arise. Rely on our professional commercial kitchen safety experts for licensed portable fire extinguisher sales and services.

Contact us today

Ready to get started? Call Flue Steam at 800-700-FLUE, and we’ll gladly send one of our highly qualified portable fire extinguisher experts over to your commercial kitchen to meet all your needs. Contact us for an appointment today – get total peace of mind tomorrow.

Here for you

When you own or manage a commercial kitchen, whether it’s in a hotel, restaurant, or anywhere else, you always have so much going on at once. You’re constantly reprioritizing tasks so the most important ones don’t get lost in the shuffle. Thanks to Flue Steam, you can take a bunch of these essential tasks off your busy schedule:

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

Why choose Flue Steam

We’ve been serving Southern California commercial kitchens for over 46 years, so you can really rely on us to meet your needs reliably. Begin your partnership with Flue Steam today – you won’t have to worry about taking care of these tasks ever again! We’re based in Culver City, though we partner with commercial kitchen managers all over Southern California. Give us a call at 800-700-FLUE today – we look forward to improving and maintaining maximum security of your commercial kitchen.

Best Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Company in Los Angeles, CA

June 16, 2017

Best Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Company in Los Angeles, CA

Are you looking for an excellent kitchen exhaust system cleaning company that serves Los Angeles, CA? One that will respect your needs, meticulously clean your system, and provide reliable, prompt services every time? One that has the experience and knowledge to deliver on their promises at all times?

Then you need to look into Flue Steam. We specialize in kitchen exhaust system cleaning companies for commercial kitchens. We serve Los Angeles and all of Southern California, and we have been providing impeccable cleaning services since 1971. That means that over 46 years, we have built a solid reputation for great cleaning services. Look into partnering with Flue Steam today – plenty of others have done so and been thrilled with their entire experience with us.

Cooking just got a whole lot cleaner

Keeping your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system clean is absolutely essential to maintain the efficiency and safety of your kitchen. The purpose of commercial kitchen exhaust systems is to safely eliminate vaporized grease, which is a natural byproduct of cooking, as well as hot air and odors. Keep your kitchen exhaust system clean and in good working condition to prevent dangerous flash fires, which result in costly calls to the fire department and a huge interruption to your business.

Stop worrying, get cooking!

When you rely on Flue Steam for all your kitchen exhaust system removal needs, you won’t have to worry about the condition of your system again. You’ll be able to cook and even fry foods each day with complete confidence that your system is safely and effectively removing vaporized grease from the air.

Hand scraping and steam cleaning

We provide both hand scraping and steam cleaning services. Hand scraping is a simple, inexpensive way to remove grease deposits from accessible areas. Many commercial kitchens, including those in hotels and restaurants, request hand scraping be done once a month. Steam cleaning utilizes hot, high-pressure water to remove grease. While it’s more expensive than hand scraping, it’s also more thorough. We recommend supplementing hand scraping services with steam cleaning 2-4 times per year.

Customizable services

Depending on how much frying and charbroiling occurs in your commercial kitchen, you may need more or less frequent cleaning services. Give us a call at 800-700-FLUE to talk about your kitchen exhaust system cleaning needs and sign up for our services today. You’ll enjoy tremendous peace of mind with the knowledge that Flue Steam will handle all your exhaust system cleaning needs.

Begin your partnership with Flue Steam today! Call us at 800-700-FLUE. We’ve partnered with thousands of people just like you over the years, and we’ll be happy add another person to our ever-growing list of highly satisfied clients.