Grease Duct Cleaning
Phoenix and Los Angeles

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If you run a commercial kitchen, small or large in size, you’re probably aware of how grease vaporizes and lingers in the air. The grease from cooking vaporizes and eventually finds its way into the exhaust system, where it settles and accumulates in the ducts and vent filters. Over time, the accumulated grease can prevent your kitchen hood system from functioning at its optimal capacity, leading to potential workplace hazards and damage. Grease duct cleaning in Phoenix and Los Angeles is necessary to clear the air within your kitchen and ensure optimal ventilation and hygiene.

The Importance of Grease Duct Cleaning

Most commercial kitchens have an exhaust system with an inbuilt grease duct. The exhaust fan draws the grease-laden vapors into the system, and the grease ducts carry the vapors away from the building. Some of the vapors drawn into the grease ducts also cool and condense, leading to grease accumulation on the ducts. Since grease is extremely flammable, the accumulation of grease on the ducts increases the risk of kitchen fires, which can travel to different parts of the building within seconds. That’s why regular grease duct cleaning is essential for all commercial kitchens.

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Regular Grease Duct Maintenance

Grease ducts form a part of a building’s passive protection system, so their maintenance and construction are regulated. You have to opt for regular grease duct maintenance according to local and national fire codes and safety regulations. You have to provide evidence of grease duct cleaning in Phoenix and Los Angeles to the relevant authorities during fire inspections, so regular maintenance is mandatory for all businesses.

The grease ducts in commercial kitchens in Los Angeles fall under the purview of NFPA 96 (Fire Code) and the California Mechanical Code. According to the CMC 514.4.1, “hoods, grease removal devices, fans, ducts, and other appurtenances shall be cleaned to remove combustible contaminants prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated with grease or oily sludge.”

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Our Comprehensive Inspection Process

SouthWest Diversified is led by a highly-trained and skilled team of NFPA 96-certified professionals. We help you achieve complete peace of mind with a thorough and comprehensive inspection of your grease ducts and exhaust systems. Once you contact us, our professionals can reach your business within 24 hours for an inspection. Our inspector will take photographs of your exhaust systems and ducts to curate a comprehensive report.

We provide a detailed report with our findings, including an overview of all deficiencies and problems and their solutions, the complete scope of the work necessary, and an estimate for the complete project. We perform a thorough inspection, leaving no stone unturned, to ensure optimal hygiene and safety standards — no cutting corners. We ensure your kitchen’s compliance with local and national regulations. Call us for a free inspection and find out about our grease duct cleaning in Phoenix and Los Angeles.

Contact Us Today

SouthWest Diversified is the leading group of NFPA 96-certified professionals specializing in kitchen hood repairs and cleaning. Our fleet of trucks is strewn across the Greater Los Angeles and Greater Phoenix regions, so we can reach your business within a day. If it’s been a few months since your last inspection and grease duct cleaning, please call us today.