Utah Kitchen Hood & Vent Cleaning Service
Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning – Salt Lake City & Surrounding Areas
When it comes to kitchen exhaust cleaning for your commercial kitchen, you want to hire a company that doesn’t cut corners. We can clean all aspects of your kitchen exhaust ventilation system and ductwork, including hood filters, cooling towers, coil cleaning, installation of hinge-kits for access doors, general equipment cleaning, and pressure washing of concrete surfaces. Each of these services comes with a 95% BARE METAL clean GUARANTEE. There is not a single aspect of your system we can’t clean, aligning with our promise to never hang inaccessible tags anywhere in your system. We go above and beyond current fire code regulations for degreasing because we aim to provide the highest standard of safety with our cleaning services.
Proprietary Methods by Professional Technicians
BARE METAL STANDARD of Utah prides itself on its policy of continuing education for our technicians. We ensure all members of our team receive specialized training in our methods and continue to stay current on leading industry techniques. A big part of the BARE METAL STANDARD is providing professional service and consistent results. Our proprietary methods were developed by our founder 50 years ago and continue to improve, giving our customers the best clean they can find anywhere, every time. It’s an important part of the BARE METAL STANDARD to secure a knowledgeable team so we can make sure each time you call us to service your commercial kitchen’s ventilation system, you’re getting a trained professional with the experience necessary to get the job done right.
How Do I Know When I Need Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning?
As part of our promise to provide the best service found anywhere in Utah and the greater Salt Lake City area, we provide FREE kitchen exhaust inspections to give you the information you need on your current fire risk. We’ll conduct a full inspection of your commercial kitchen ventilation system, tell you what needs to be done, and provide a bid for cleaning services. We don’t just stop there, though. When you choose us as your cleaning partner, we’ll remind you when it’s time to clean your kitchen exhaust system again according to your type of kitchen. Our custom scheduling software syncs up with current fire code inspection regulations for your kitchen and then alerts us when you’re due for another cleaning. You never have to think about the fire safety of your commercial kitchen’s exhaust system ever again. We’ve got you covered.
Utah Contact Information:
3782 2340 S Suite D, West Valley City, UT 84120
- Salt Lake City and all of Utah
- Josh MacAvoy
- Karl Bedal
Call BARE METAL STANDARD of Utah today at 801-972-1188 or contact us online to schedule your FREE inspection or ask us about our services.
Surrounding Utah Cities:
Salt Lake City, UT
West Valley City, UT
West Jordan, UT
St. George, UT
South Jordan, UT
Frequency of Commercial Hood Cleaning in Utah
The required frequency of hood cleaning for Utah 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.
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 Spokane 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 Washington. 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.
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.
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.
- Enhance kitchen airflow. Grime and grease build-up in the ventilation systems reduce air circulation and makes the environment uncomfortable to be in.
- 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.
- Improves kitchen hygiene. Regular kitchen hood cleaning reduces the chances of food contamination.
- 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 Washington.
Before & After Hood Cleaning Gallery
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.