Boise, Idaho Kitchen Hood Cleaning Service

Boise Idaho Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning

Kitchen hood and exhaust fan cleaning services with trained technicians that deliver clean and grease free exhaust systems that pass NFPA 96 inspections every time. At Bare Metal Standard of Idaho, we hold a different standard than our competitors. With a proprietary hood cleaning process 50 years in the making, our business is an important reflection of the dedication we feel toward serving Treasure Valley and all of Idaho.

The BARE METAL STANDARD is more than just the name of our company; it’s the way we do business. We guarantee to clean your complete kitchen exhaust system to 95% BARE METAL every time. As part of our standard, we don’t hang inaccessible tags anywhere in your system, because we don’t believe in inaccessible areas. We truly value the services we provide and want to extend that dedication to our customers. That’s why we settle for nothing less than the best service and the most consistent results anywhere in Treasure Valley and the rest of Idaho.

Exhaust Hood Cleaning For Boise, Idaho

Proprietary Hood Cleaning Processes With Trained Professionals

We’ve been developing our methods for cleaning kitchen exhaust systems for over 50 years. With this knowledge, our founders have advanced industry techniques down that no other company can compete against. No inaccessible tags and 95% bare metal remain a consistent standard across every job we do, no matter what. Our technicians can clean any commercial kitchen ventilation system, no matter how complex the ductwork. We care about the work we do as well as the community we serve, that’s why we keep our standards high and your kitchen safe.

Hood Cleaning Scheduling and Maintenance Management

BARE METAL STANDARD of Idaho and Treasure Valley uses custom scheduling software to keep your commercial kitchen on track with regular maintenance. Depending on the type of commercial kitchen you own, we’ll develop a customized cleaning schedule that follows local fire inspection requirements and keeps you up to code. When you partner with us, you’ll never have to remember the last time you had your kitchen exhaust system professionally cleaned and whether you’re due for another cleaning. We’ll provide unique alerts to let you know it’s time for your kitchen ventilation system and ductwork to be degreased again.

Kitchen Vent Hood and Exhaust System Cleaning

With BARE METAL STANDARD of Idaho and Treasure Valley, you’ll never fail another inspection: GUARANTEED. Our trained technicians take the safety and cleanliness of your commercial kitchen seriously and will do our best to ensure a complete clean that exceeds fire safety regulations. We serve ALL commercial kitchens including education facilities and cafeterias, restaurants, hospital cafeterias, and industrial/plant cleaning.

Call: 208-898-9379

111 E. 39th St., Suite A
Garden City, ID 83714

Contact Information:

Phone: 208-898-9379

111 E. 39th St., Suite A
Garden City, ID 83714

Service Areas: 

  • Treasure Valley and all of Idaho
General Manager:
  • Jack Sturtz

We do FREE inspections! Give us a call at 208-898-9379 or contact us online to schedule your FREE kitchen exhaust system inspection and we’ll let you know what needs to be done to get you back up to current fire code.

Surrounding Idaho Cities:

Boise, ID
Meridian, ID
Nampa, ID
Idaho Falls, ID
Pocatello, ID
Caldwell, ID
Coeur d'Alene, ID
Post Falls, ID
Twin Falls, ID
Lewiston, ID
Rexburg, ID

Frequency of Commercial Hood Cleaning in Idaho

The required frequency of hood cleaning for Idaho depends on the type and activity level of the kitchen. The NFPA requires monthly hood cleaning in kitchens that engage in solid fuel cooking operations. In systems that involve serving high-volume cooking operations, including 24-hour cooking, wok or charbroil cooking, quarterly hood cleaning is required. Customers with a kitchen in the moderate-volume cooking operations range, the hood should be cleaned every six months. In a system with low-volume cooking, such as a day camp, church or seasonal business, annual hood cleaning is required.

Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Service by Trained Professionals

The NFPA 96 document also provides guidance on who should clean the kitchen hood. If an inspector finds the hood to be contaminated with greasy deposits, the whole exhaust system has to be cleaned. This must be done by a technician with the proper certifications, training and experience. The entire hood exhaust system includes the hood, duct work, filter, exhaust fan, vertical and horizontal ducts and grease removal devices. The NFPA 96 documentation goes on to explain that the hood cleaning should be done before there is enough combustible contamination, such as oily sludge or grease, to ignite and sustain a fire.

Service For Kitchen hood cleaning in Idaho


Why Grease Is a Problem on Kitchen Vent Hoods

Grease and particles from smoke are fire hazards. They also impact the hood fan’s lifespan. The particles and grease may cause corrosion and cause the equipment to operate less efficiently. If the whole system isn’t regularly cleaned, the buildup is a serious fire risk for Idaho restaurants whenever a cook-top or oven is used.

Particles That Build Up in Commercial Hoods

While grease is the main source of buildup in kitchen hoods, it’s not the only substance that increases the risk of a fire. Mold, soot, dust and oily deposits can also stick to the hood, filter, fan and ducts.

Risks of Skipping NFPA Required Restaurant Kitchen Hood Cleaning

When grease and oily substances build up on surfaces, bacteria thrive. This is especially true in a warm, humid restaurant kitchen where large quantities of food are prepared every day. This buildup may cause foul odors to develop. Skipping routine maintenance on the kitchen hood could also lead to an invalidation of business insurance. Compliance with the NFPA 96 regulations is required for restaurant owners to maintain their business insurance policy in the state of Idaho. Reduced airflow efficiency of a clogged hood may cause the kitchen to get too hot. This is uncomfortable for employees, and it can make food spoil faster. It will also drive up the costs of utility bills because refrigerators and freezers will have to cycle more frequently to account for the higher kitchen temperature.

Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Services

Signs That It’s Time Hire A Kitchen Hood Cleaning Company

In a restaurant, it is important to be aware of the signs that a hood needs to be cleaned. These signs include visible dirt or grease inside the extraction system and a duct or canopy that’s visibly stained. If the smoke isn’t clearing when the fan is on its fastest setting, the whole system is operating inefficiently and needs a thorough cleaning. If the fan’s motor is making an unusual or loud noise, the hood needs to be cleaned as soon as possible.

If you see any of these signs contact Bare Metal Standard immediately to have your kitchen exhaust system cleaned.

Kitchen Fire Prevention in Idaho

Benefits of a Clean Restaurant Hood

A clean restaurant kitchen hood lowers the risk of a fire. Clean hoods enhance the extraction system’s ability to remove vapors, odors, steam, smoke and heat. Keeping up with hood cleaning also lowers the amount of wear and tear on the extraction equipment. The equipment will last longer and incur fewer breakdowns.

  1. Enhance kitchen airflow. Grime and grease build-up in the ventilation systems reduce air circulation and makes the environment uncomfortable to be in.
  2. Reduce kitchen fire risks. Grease is flammable. Therefore, neglecting your kitchen hood with the piling grease build-up increases the chance of a fire incident.
  3. Improves kitchen hygiene. Regular kitchen hood cleaning reduces the chances of food contamination.
  4. Compliance with NFPA 96 regulations. The NFPA 96 has outlined the need for regular mandatory kitchen hood cleaning. Failure to comply leads to fines and possible restaurant closure in the state of Idaho.

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Before & After Hood Cleaning Gallery

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Experience Matters

Commercial kitchen exhaust systems can vary greatly between kitchens, but we’ve seen it all and we can clean it all. Our process is meticulous, and we always leave your facility meticulously clean.

Bare Metal Standard of Idaho

111 E. 39th St., Suite A
Garden City, ID 83714


Boise, Idaho is the fastest growing city in the United States with an increasing number of restaurants popping up to serve the Treasure Valley population. Restaurants in Downtown Boise, along 8th Street, in Hyde Park and along State Street heading into downtown Boise are growing quickly. With the increase in population, the number of restaurant visitors is growing which has put additional strain on restaurant equipment, particularly restaurant exhaust hoods. For restaurants to remain in compliance with NFPA 96 regulations and deliver a safe and sanitary cooking environment it is important to have hood vents maintained with regular cleanings.