Proven Hood Cleaning Method
Check-In: When a crew from Certified Hood & Fire Specialists arrives at your restaurant, we take the time to familiarize ourselves with you and your business. We then do a walk-through with the manager and provide a service report, listing the condition of all areas of your kitchen exhaust system and equipment under the exhaust hood. This helps tremendously with troubleshooting and keeps everyone aware of any needed repairs or adjustments.
Fan Cleaning: We clean all accessible areas of the duct and fan. First, we tilt the hinged bell on its side in order to have access to the duct. We scrape all build-up on fan blades as well as the interior of the duct. Next, we apply degreasers and high pressure to remove grease down to bare metal. Then, we service your grease containment system. We grease the bearings in the motor. Lastly, we check your fan belt and replace, if necessary.
Filter Cleaning: With the use of hot high pressure water and our specially formulated chemical, we can remove grease from within your filters. Regular maintenance of filters prevents grease build-up in your system and is the most effective fire prevention method. We strongly recommend weekly cleaning of filters by your kitchen staff.
Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning: We take extra care to disconnect all electrical supplies and cover all receptacles to protect them from water and chemicals. We cover and secure everything under the exhaust hood and apply the chemical. After sufficient soak time, we then pressure clean, check for any necessary hand scraping, apply additional chemical and rinse. After all plastic is removed, we reconnect any appliances, relight pilot lights, and polish the exterior of the hood. We do not leave any mess for your kitchen staff. We wipe down everything and mop our way out of the back door.