What is a pollution control unit?

Posted on Feb 22, 2017

With an increased attention to pollutants, many more people are keeping the environment in mind on a day-to-day basis. According to some reports, more than half of humanity is expected to live in cities by 2050. The changes pose challenges to today’s population, including keeping the air clean. So, what is the best way to […]


Top tips for finding a dependable contractor to clean HVAC systems

Posted on Feb 8, 2017

Selecting a trustworthy contractor to clean residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning ducts can be a challenge. Much like selecting the right mechanic for your car, you want someone who will be trustworthy, upfront and honest, all at a fair price. So how do you find that contractor to clean an HVAC system? Here are […]


What is the American National Standards Institute?

Posted on Jan 23, 2017

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a national organization formed to oversee the development and implementation of standards in the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA), including products, services and processes. The role is an important one — in addition to ensuring quality products, the institute also ensures fairness and respect throughout the industry. […]


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 […]


How increased tourism affects your kitchen ducts

Posted on Jan 4, 2017

It’s that time of the year when snowbirds are returning to Hawaii and year-round inhabitants are hosting friends and family. In addition to residents, tourists from the mainland jet over to experience the warm weather and beauty. Winter is one of the best times for tourism on the island, especially for those in the restaurant […]


3 reasons to create a green office

Posted on Dec 8, 2016

Many people know the affects of going green in their personal life — walking or biking instead of driving means less pollutants in the air, and recycling means less waste in landfills. But did you know that going green in at your office could have a tangible impact on your business?  Studies have found that […]


What’s the best way to clean tight spaces?

Posted on Dec 8, 2016

Cleaning confined spaces can be a challenge. Not only does it take time and energy, but the process can also present hazards for residential homeowners and commercial business owners alike. Sometimes, permits are required to clean certain areas, such as confined spaces with a hazardous atmosphere, exposed wiring or limited means of entry and exit. […]


How often should I clean my HVAC system?

Posted on Oct 31, 2016

Fall is the time to rake the leaves, put away the summer toys and begin preparing the home for colder winter months. While it seems like sometimes there may not be enough time in the week to get everything done, one top priority should be ensuring heating and air conditioning systems are properly serviced. A […]


Risks of dirty exhaust systems — what could happen?

Posted on Oct 31, 2016

Ducts and exhaust systems should be cleaned regularly to prevent a number of potential issues. Built-up dust, fat, lint and grease can cause problems for machines and people, sometimes leading to fire or health problems. Possible risks of a dirty system include: Fire hazard Fat and grease from the fumes condense on the hood or ducts […]


IKECA 2016 Fall Technical Seminar & Expo

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

Date:  October 26, 2016 – October 29, 2016 Location:  Resorts Casino Hotel at Atlantic City, NJ The 2016 IKECA Fall Technical Seminar & Expo is ideal for both owners/operators of kitchen exhaust cleaning companies as well technicians, specialists and inspectors who wish to advance their knowledge and professionalism.  Beginner and advanced technician tracks available.  Authorities […]