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Effective, Thorough Steam Cleaning Services for Your Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System

January 31, 2019

Effective, Thorough Steam Cleaning Services for Your Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System

Do you wish your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system was truly squeaky clean? Have you noticed that hand scraping, while simple and pretty effective, simply isn’t capable of reaching every inch of your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system? If you have thought one or all of these thoughts recently, then you should turn to Flue Steam. We’re Southern California’s favorite steam cleaning company. We have been steam cleaning commercial kitchen exhaust systems throughout Southern California for over 48 years, and we would be happy to visit your kitchen on a regular basis to make sure it’s not only up to code, but also totally safe and efficient for everyday cooking in your commercial kitchen. Whether you have a restaurant, hotel, hospital, retirement facility, or any other kind of commercial kitchen, make sure its exhaust system is perfectly clean by partnering with Flue Steam today.

What is steam cleaning?

Steam cleaning utilized hot, pressurized water to thoroughly remove grease deposits from every inch – every millimeter, even – of your commercial kitchen exhaust system. While it is a bit more expensive than hand scraping, it delivers a more thorough cleaning. We recommend signing up for steam cleaning services for your exhaust system about 2-4 times per year. This number varies based on how much grease gets trapped in your exhaust system. Do you fry and broil food on a regular basis? If so, then you should definitely sign up for steam cleaning services 4 times a year. Do you fry and boil infrequently? Perhaps you have a sushi restaurant, so that kind of cooking isn’t done that much. Then you’ll be good with stem cleaning just 2 or 3 times a year. Schedule today by calling 800-700-FLUE.

What will be cleaned?

We’ll set up specialized equipment to reach every inch of your exhaust system. We’ll start with the range hood, which naturally gets the most grease deposits on it. Then we’ll remove grease deposits from the exhaust ducts, drip cups, and exhaust fans. To make sure you receive the best cleaning possible, we can also install code-required access panels in your ducts. We make every effort to make sure your exhaust system gets sparkling clean at every cleaning service.

Bonus services

The safety and efficiency of your commercial kitchen are important priorities to us. As a result, every regularly scheduled cleaning includes and inspection of your exhaust fan. Our technician will check the belts and other parts, as well as grease your fan bearings. If your belts get worn out and you have a replacement on hand, we’ll install the new belt at no additional charge. This ensures that your exhaust fan will always be able to do its job and draw properly, so your entire exhaust system will stay cleaner much longer than it would otherwise.

We look forward to establishing a partnership with you, and always providing premium steam cleaning services for your commercial kitchen exhaust system. Call us today at 800-700-FLUE to schedule your first appointment.

Start 2019 with a Sparkling Clean Exhaust System

January 7, 2019

Start 2019 with a Sparkling Clean Exhaust System

Beginning a new year is always a great time to hit pause and reset your life – or your commercial kitchen! How can you welcome the new year in your commercial kitchen? With a sparkling clean exhaust system, of course! The start of the new year is the perfect time to reflect on how you can improve your surroundings and routine, and exhaust system, too. Establish a partnership with Flue Steam and you’ll never have to worry about whether your exhaust system is clean enough to keep flash fires from occurring and to keep code inspectors satisfied. We provide thorough exhaust system cleaning services at every visit, and we are happy to schedule your cleaning services at dates and times that are most convenient for your kitchen staff’s busy schedule.

What’s involved in exhaust system cleaning services?

Perhaps you’ve never had your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system professionally cleaned before. If that’s the case, you’re probably wondering what happens during a cleaning service. Well, here at Flue Steam, we have specialized equipment that utilized hot, pressurized water to deliver a truly impeccable clean for every inch of your exhaust system. We’ll start by cleaning the range hood, then move to the drip cups, exhaust fans, and ducts. Rest assured that you’ll receive a comprehensive cleaning at every visit.

We recommend signing up for steam cleaning services from Flue Steam 2-4 times per year. If you’re not sure how many times per year you should sign up for, we would be glad to advise you. As a general rule, restaurants that broil and fry food often should have their exhaust systems cleaned more frequently so that grease deposits don’t build up. But sushi restaurants, for example, might not need to have their exhaust systems cleaned as often to stay safe and up to code.

Certificate of Performance

After our professional technician is done thoroughly cleaning your exhaust system, he or she will provide a “Certificate of Performance” sticker to you. These stickers will keep code inspectors satisfied, might even save you money on your insurance bills, and will give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your exhaust system is perfectly clean.

Bonus services

We care about the safety and efficiency of your commercial kitchen. As a result, every regularly scheduled cleaning visit includes an exhaust fan inspection. Also, we’ll check the belts and other parts and grease your fan bearings. If we discover that your belts are worn out and you have a replacement on hand, we’ll install the new belt at no additional charge. It’s important to us to make sure your exhaust fan is drawing properly every day, which enables your kitchen to stay cleaner longer.

You can also count on us for grease filter exchange services as well as automatic fire suppression systems and portable fire extinguisher sales and services. Call us today at 800-700-FLUE!

School Commercial Kitchens need Professional Exhaust System Cleaning Services

December 27, 2018

School Commercial Kitchens need Professional Exhaust System Cleaning Services

Do you manage a school commercial kitchen? There’s always so much to do to keep it running smoothly that you may be neglecting to keep the exhaust system as clean as it should be. Keeping your exhaust system clean is extremely important because built-up grease can easily ignite and cause a flash fire. This could be tremendously dangerous for your kitchen staff, the children at your school, administrators, and teachers. It could also cause costly damage to your commercial kitchen. Prevent a flash fire from ever becoming an issue in your school’s commercial kitchen by signing up for complete exhaust system cleaning services from Flue Steam.

Taking care of your exhaust system is so important

Your kitchen’s exhaust system plays a pivotal role every day. When your staff cooks, it removes hot air and odors from the kitchen. Its main role, though, is so safely eliminate vaporized grease, which is a natural byproduct of cooking. If your exhaust system doesn’t stay clean, it won’t be able to do its job properly. When too much grease builds up in your exhaust system, a dangerous flash fire could erupt within the exhaust ducts.

Your kitchen will be in great hands

When you turn to Flue Steam, you’ll be able to rest assured that your commercial kitchen will be in excellent hands. We have over 48 years in the commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning business, so we know just what to do to effectively remove grease deposits from every inch of your exhaust system. You won’t have to worry about a flash fire occurring in your school’s kitchen when you sign up for recurring cleaning visits from Flue Steam. Sign up for your commercial kitchen exhaust system’s first cleaning by calling 800-700-FLUE or emailing contact@fluesteam.com. We’ll be happy to schedule it at a date and time that’s most convenient for your busy schedule.

About steam cleaning

We effectively clean every inch of exhaust systems via the steam cleaning method, which involves the use of hot, high-pressure water to remove grease on the exhaust hood, drip cups, and exhaust fans. We recommend that all school commercial kitchen exhaust systems be steam cleaned 2-4 times per year. Sign up for steam cleaning services for your school commercial kitchen exhaust system from Flue Steam by calling 800-700-FLUE or emailing contact@fluesteam.com now.

Fire code compliant cleaning services

After every steam cleaning service, our technicians provide “Certificate of Performance” stickers that serve as proof that you have fulfilled your NFPA code obligations by successfully having your exhaust system cleaned regularly. Our stickers keep code inspectors satisfied and may even help your school get a reduction on its insurance bill.

Contact us

We invite you to contact us today. If you have any questions, we’d be happy to answer them. Call 800-700-FLUE or email contact@fluesteam.com.

Safety in Hospital Commercial Kitchens

December 10, 2018

Safety in Hospital Commercial Kitchens

In hospitals, safety is a top concern. So much research has gone into and continues to go into making sure proper precautions are followed to ensure the most hygienic, safe environment for all patients, visitors, doctors, nurses, and other staff. Making sure patients have ideal outcomes from surgeries and other procedures is absolutely essential. But did you know that you could be unwittingly putting everyone in your hospital at considerable risk? That’s right – many people who operate commercial kitchens in hospitals aren’t aware of the importance of making sure the exhaust system is cleaned perfectly on a regular basis.

Already packed schedule?

But how are you supposed to make that happen? As the manager of a hospital commercial kitchen, you already have so much on your plate without adding this to the mix. The good news is that you don’t have to make time in your already jam-packed schedule – just enlist the experts at Flue Steam.

Sign up for cleaning services today

We offer complete commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning services for hospitals, restaurants, hotel kitchens, and other facilities located throughout Southern California. We have been providing these services for over 48 years, and countless commercial kitchen managers have depended on us on a regular basis. We have the highly trained technicians, specialized equipment, and commitment to excellent service to deliver impeccable cleaning services at every visit. Sign up now by calling 800-700-FLUE – we’ll be happy to schedule your first cleaning service at an ideal date and time according to your busy schedule.

Hand scraping and steam cleaning

We recommend signing up for both hand scraping and steam cleaning services. Hand scraping is exactly what it sounds like – simple, effective scraping of all scraping of accessible areas of your exhaust system – including the range hood, drip cups, exhaust ducts, and exhaust fans. This will prevent grease from building up in your exhaust system, which can lead to dangerous, costly flash fires. Steam cleaning involves the use of specialized equipment and involves more set-up, so it is more of an investment, but through the use of hot, pressurized water, it results in a more thorough cleaning. We recommend that hospital commercial kitchen manager sign up for monthly hand scraping services and supplement this with 2-4 steam cleanings per year. That way, you’ll receive the cost effective benefits of hand scraping services while still making sure your exhaust system receives a full polish every so often.

Certificate of Performance

After every cleaning service, we’ll provide a Certificate of Performance sticker for your exhaust system that will not only keep code inspectors satisfied, it may even lower your insurance bills. Talk about a win-win!

Bonus services

The safety of your hospital commercial kitchen is very important to us. That’s why we offer the following bonus services at every regularly schedule cleaning visit:

  • Exhaust fan inspection
  • Check of the belts and other parts
  • Grease your fan bearings
  • If belts are worn out and you have a replacement on hand, we’ll install it for you at no additional charge

Contact us today! Call 800-700-FLUE.

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!