Any place that cooks food commercially should have their grease exhaust system cleaned on a regular basis as specified by NFPA 96 or other local code. This service, which is also called “hood cleaning” includes, but is not limited to, restaurants, nursing homes, hospitals, churches, elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, universities and more.
Grease from your commercial cooking operation is intended to be captured by your vent-a-hood and exhausted through the baffle filters, into the plenum, and up the grease duct, then through the fan and into the air or captured by a grease tray beneath the fan.
A proper cleaning and degreasing of your commercial kitchen exhaust system on a regular frequency greatly reduces the risk of a fire in your establishment. Commercial exhaust hood cleaning is also a requirement of municipalities and insurance companies for restaurants & industrial kitchens throughout California area.
A proper commercial grease exhaust system cleaning (hood cleaning) includes cleaning the grease exhaust fan, the grease duct, the hood plenum, the interior of the hood, the grease trays, the grease cups, and grease filters.