Protecting Your School’s Kitchen with Comprehensive Exhaust System Cleaning

May 10, 2024

Managing a school commercial kitchen involves a myriad of responsibilities, and it’s easy to overlook some critical aspects of maintenance. One such crucial task is ensuring that your kitchen’s exhaust system remains clean and free of grease build-up.

At Flue Steam, we understand the importance of a clean exhaust system in preventing dangerous flash fires and ensuring the safety of your kitchen staff and students. Here’s why keeping your exhaust system clean is vital and how we can help.

The Importance of Exhaust System Maintenance

Your kitchen’s exhaust system is a workhorse, tirelessly removing hot air, odors, and most importantly, vaporized grease from your cooking area. This grease, a natural byproduct of cooking, can accumulate over time and create a significant fire hazard if not regularly cleaned. Excessive grease build-up can lead to flash fires within the exhaust ducts, posing a severe risk to everyone in the school and potentially causing extensive damage to your kitchen.

Why Regular Cleaning is Essential

Neglecting your exhaust system’s cleanliness can have dire consequences. When grease accumulates, it can prevent the system from functioning correctly, leading to poor air quality and increased fire risk. Regular cleaning ensures that the exhaust system can efficiently remove grease and maintain a safe environment for cooking.

Trust Flue Steam with Your Kitchen’s Safety

With over 53 years of experience in the commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning industry, Flue Steam is the expert you can rely on. Our team knows exactly how to remove grease deposits from every part of your exhaust system, ensuring comprehensive cleaning and maximum safety. When you choose Flue Steam, you can have peace of mind knowing your kitchen is in excellent hands.

The Power of Steam Cleaning

Our preferred method for cleaning exhaust systems is steam cleaning, which uses hot, high-pressure water to thoroughly clean the exhaust hood, drip cups, and exhaust fans. This method is highly effective at removing even the toughest grease deposits, ensuring your system is clean and safe. We recommend that school commercial kitchens have their exhaust systems steam cleaned 2-4 times per year.

Compliance with Fire Codes

In addition to cleaning, Flue Steam helps you stay compliant with fire codes. After each steam cleaning service, we provide “Certificate of Performance” stickers. These stickers serve as proof that your exhaust system has been cleaned according to NFPA code obligations. Not only do these certificates satisfy code inspectors, but they can also potentially reduce your school’s insurance premiums.

Schedule Your Cleaning Today

Don’t wait until grease build-up becomes a problem. Schedule your school commercial kitchen’s exhaust system cleaning with Flue Steam today. Our team is ready to accommodate your busy schedule and ensure your kitchen remains safe and compliant.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us. We’re here to help and ensure your commercial kitchen operates safely and efficiently. Call 800-700-FLUE to schedule your cleaning service or to learn more about our offerings.