What does a typical kitchen exhaust cleaning look like?

Posted on Jan 17, 2017

There’s more to cleaning a kitchen exhaust system than just swabbing grease out of the duct work — in fact, there’s a lot to it. Regularly cleaning kitchen exhaust is necessary to ensure grease, dust and grim are removed from the system, because build up can cause health issues and fire hazards.

So when you call a professional duct cleaning service for your regular cleaning or kitchen exhaust inspection, what are they doing?

  • Inspecting all the parts
    The checkup doesn’t just cover cleaning the inside of the duct. A proper fire inspection and cleaning involves examining all the nozzles and filters, as well as thoroughly cleaning the hood. The inspection should also include witnessing a trip test of the system, which is activated by the manual pull station or a fusible link.
  • Where does the grease go?
    Grease and grim pulled out using the exhaust system has to go somewhere. An inspection makes sure the exhaust fan is still functioning properly to protect your health and building facility.
  • What has been missed?
    An inspection and regular cleaning will also look for any irregularities or flaws that may be missed during day-to-day maintenance.

This time of year is a great time to schedule annual maintenance, cleaning and inspections. Call us today to set up an appointment.