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If you are looking for a professional hood cleaner with fair rates then you have come to the right place. Atlanta Hood and Exhaust Cleaning has a team of highly trained individuals that knows your commercial kitchen inside and out. We stay up to date on the proper codes to follow to ensure you restaurant is cleaned the right way and will give you the maximum benefits of getting your hoods cleaned. This means your risk for kitchen fires will go down and your kitchen staff will perform better and have a more enjoyable work experience in a clean and sanitary kitchen.
If you own a restaurant or a commercial kitchen in Atlanta, Georgia you are probably aware that having your hood and exhaust cleaned on a recurring basis is a mandated requirement for kitchen owners.
Not cleaning your hood and exhaust from time to time is necessary if your want to stay in business and avoid kitchen fires. One of the leading causes of restaurant fires is because of grease build up and it igniting from the heat or something flaming up on the grill in the kitchen. Get your commercial kitchen cleaned today by the pro’s at Atlanta Hood Cleaning!
Any type of kitchen that serves food to the public is considered a commercial kitchen and should make sure they are in conduct with the code the NFPA 96 has put in place. Church kitchens, school cafeterias, camps, hotels kitchens are a few of the places that need to have their hood and exhausts serviced. If you aren’t sure about how often your should have your hood and exhaust cleaned then call us at Atlanta Hood Cleaning!
Getting your hood and kitchen exhausts cleaned on a regular basis has many awesome benefits that you do not want to miss out on! Certainly not when it is actually a mandated requirement in Atlanta, Georgia.
If you hood and exhaust fan would not be cleaned on a maintained basis, grease would then be allowed to build up. It’s surprising how fast that happens! Lots of build up can stop your exhaust fans from functioning appropriately. When the vapors of grease get trapped inside and fresh air can’t be filtered in this can create quite a few different types of problems. One of these issues is you and your commercial kitchen staff can become sick. Grease vapors are not something that you should be breathing in regularly and it cause respiratory issues. This can cause your employees to have to call in sick a lot because of the toxic environment they are working in. It is also hard to keep a sanitary kitchen when grease is built up on the hood and fans. The areas around it will become sticky and hard to wipe clean. This is something your health inspector will be looking for when they come to inspect your kitchen. Don’t try to clean your hood and exhaust fans by yourself. This needs to be done by a professional who has the right equipment and appropriate chemical to break down the grease. Call Atlanta Hood Cleaning today and get a quote and get your restaurant on the recurring schedule.
Restaurant Fire Safety
Have you ever experienced a fire in your kitchen? If you cook lots you know that steaks or whatever you are cooking on the grill flare up or if oil gets too hot it will ignite in flames. When you do not have your hood and kitchen exhausts cleaned, grease will naturally build up. Especially if your kitchen uses a high grease volume this doesn’t take long at all to happen.
Grease is highly flammable substance and no matter if it is in solid form, liquid, or vaporous.
If you are grilling steak and it flames up, the grease vapor that are not being properly vented due to high grease build up will catch the flame and with in seconds ignite your entire hood and exhaust system. You can prevent this with having your commercial kitchen hood and ducts cleaned by professional hood cleaners! This is why the National Fire Protection Association has code 96 in place for restaurants and commercial kitchens.
Did you know that if your commercial kitchen has a fire and you have not been responsibly getting your hood and exhaust system cleaned on schedule that your insurance agency may not cover the damages? Your health inspector will be checking in from time to time to see if you are having your kitchen cleaned appropriately. If you are not, they could make your close your doors to the public! It is hard to keep a kitchen clean if your hood and exhaust is greasy. The fire marshal will also be checking to see if you keep up with the NFPA’s code for commercial kitchen cleaning.
Brick oven pizza restaurants, hamburger places, kitchen that use wood fired stoves or charbroiling techniques need to be cleaned more often than your average restaurant. The NFPA 96 recommends a cleaning up to every 30 days for kitchen that see high grease use to ensure that you are keeping your commercial kitchen as safe as possible for your customers and employees.
60 to 90 Days
Commercial kitchens such as hotel kitchens, hospital cafeterias or average restaurants may need to only be serviced up to every 60 or 90 days. If you get a professional hood cleaner than you won’t need to worry if your kitchen is getting cleaned often enough or up to code. Atlanta Hood Cleaner’s follows the code strictly and will make sure to schedule your commercial kitchen for the appropriate time it need servicing again.
Some restaurants may only need a semi annual cleaning. Restaurants that serve pizza and don’t use a brick oven may only need to be cleaned up to every 108 days. Now if you serve wings on the side this would mean you need to have your kitchen hoods cleaned more often! Commercial Kitchens that only cook with a low grease volume such as cafeterias or sandwich and salad restaurants may also only need to be cleaned semi-annually.
Places such as churches or camps that only see a very low volume grease use only have to be cleaned yearly. If you have a hood in your commercial kitchen that doesn’t see any grease at all it still needs to be cleaned at least once a year! Any kind of build up can be a hazard even if it isn’t grease!
First of all if you are going to schedule a hood cleaning for your restaurant and you are worried about having to move your schedule around to fit us in for a cleaning, stop your worrying! We work at night so you can rest easy and not have to stress about finding a time that works to get your hoods cleaned!
Hood and Exhaust from Top to Bottom
Before we start cleaning the hood and exhaust in your kitchen, we put plastic on the other appliances and around the hood inside the restaurant so we don’t get splatters or mess up anything in your kitchen. We not only clean the hood inside the restaurant but we go up to the roof and cleaned the exhaust vent up their as well. Our guys are highly trained and will inspect the exhaust system to make sure it is working properly.
We start by scraping off any heavy grease build up before we apply any chemicals. We take off any panels or anything that could be hiding grease so we can do a thorough job. After we have scraped off any heavy build up, we apply a caustic chemical that is food safe for your kitchen to the hood and vent interior and exterior. This is allowed to sit for some time so it can properly break down the grease so we can wash it all away.
We clip on heavy plastic tarps to your hood inside your kitchen and run it like a funnel into big bins that hold the grease and water so it will not get anywhere inside your restaurant. After the chemical have been applied and let sit, we take our hot water pressure waters and blast away all the grime and grease! We have special equipment that allows us to get into the hard to reach places.
We always shine your hood so it looks like new as a finishing touch. Our team will leave behind a certification sticker with the date we serviced your kitchen so your insurance agency and health inspector will know you are having your restaurant cleaned as mandated. We make sure to follow code strictly so you can rest easy knowing you will pass inspection! Call us at Atlanta Hood Cleaning today to schedule a hood and exhaust cleaning!