SouthWest Diversified is led by highly qualified and certified hood cleaning technicians specializing in identifying hidden areas with grease vapors in your exhaust systems. We use the safest and most advanced techniques to remove all the grease-laden vapors to minimize the risk of kitchen fires breaking out. We use time-tested techniques and cutting-edge technologies to ensure your kitchen exhaust remains completely clean and free from grease stains. If you’re in charge of a commercial kitchen, please contact us for a routine exhaust system inspection.
The Importance of Regular Kitchen Hood Cleaning
All property owners should be aware of the condition of their hood systems. This is especially true for restaurants and other businesses with commercial kitchens. Over time, accumulated grease from cooking travels through the kitchen’s exhaust hood and vent hood filters into the duct work leading to the exhaust fan on the roof. Since kitchen grease is extremely flammable, it can catch on fire with a single stray spark, which can damage your kitchen and even spread to other parts of your home or business within seconds.
According to section 11.3 of the NFPA 96 Guidelines (Fire Code), your business should opt for exhaust system inspection annually (low volume cooking operations), semi-annual (moderate-volume cooking operations), quarterly (high volume cooking operations), or months (solid fuel cooking operations). Furthermore, section 11.4.1 of the NFPA 96 Guidelines states that upon inspection, if found to be contaminated with grease-laden vapors, your kitchen’s entire exhaust system should be “cleaned by a properly trained, qualified, and certified company or person.”