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Complete Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning

Commercial kitchen hood filtersThe Pressure's On, Inc. offers specialized services for restaurant kitchen exhaust hood systems. We are dedicated to our trade, and offer the most knowledgeable and well trained kitchen exhaust hood cleaners in the entire industry. We protect your kitchen staff, customers, and rooftops from the hazards of grease, such as devastating kitchen fires. If you want your kitchen hoods sparkling clean without any hassles, business interruptions, or mess - contact us today!


Clean kitchen hood filtersFire safety is important

We take the worry out of your grease ducts. Give us a call at 1-888-CLEAN-18 or contact us and set up an appointment with one of our hood system inspectors. We will show you what your current company is cleaning (or not cleaning) along with a quote to have your hood system cleaned properly. By law, kitchen exhaust cleaning is required for virtually every commercial cooking establishment in the United States.

Dirty kitchen hood filtersRestaurants, hospitals, hotels, employee cafeterias and other food-service locations have a "hood" and ductwork over the stove to exhaust smoke, steam, and fumes out of the building. These exhaust gases leave a residue on the inside of the ductwork. This is usually a grease residue of some sort, depending on the type of cooking. Char broilers commonly leave heavy black grease. Chinese cooking normally deposits a sticky or rubbery residue. When a charcoal or wood-burning stove is in use, soot and ash residue builds up in the ductwork. Dishwashers leave heavy lint deposits.
When the buildup of grease becomes heavy, a fire hazard exists. Approximately one of three restaurant fires is caused by grease. A common scenario of how a kitchen exhaust fire starts is this:

  1. A flame flares up on the stove.

  2. The fire contacts the filters above the stove on the kitchen hood. The filters ignite.

  3. Since the exhaust fan is on, drawing air into the hood, through the filters, and up the duct, the flame on the filters is pulled into the duct.

  4. If significant grease residue exists on the duct interior, this can act as a fuel and the fire spreads up the duct, perhaps all the way into the fan.

Modern duct construction is designed to hopefully withstand such duct fires. The duct seams are welded to prevent grease or fire from leaking out and the shafts around the duct are made of fire-resistive materials. However, older buildings are still at risk, and even in modern ones the fire may leak out or could come out onto the roof via the fan. When an exhaust system is cleaned regularly, however, the chances of a duct fire are extremely remote. In virtually all the duct fires we have seen in our years of experience, the ducts were extremely laden with grease or other flammable material.

What is Code 96?

NFPA 96 is the definitive standard on fire protection for all aspects of commercial cooking operations. Requirements cover cooking equipment, hoods, grease removal devices, exhaust duct systems, fans, fire suppression systems, and clearance to combustibles.

Kitchen exhaust cleaning is a standard part of the routine maintenance of any cooking establishment. All kitchen managers or restaurant owners should be aware of its role in fire prevention and ensure it is done on a regular basis.


The Pressure's On, Inc. Guarantee

All of our work is guaranteed to pass fire, health, and insurance inspection. The Pressure's On, Inc. has over 20 years of kitchen exhaust cleaning expertise. For further information or a free estimate, contact us today.


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