Commercial Kitchen Hood Cleaning Services for Chandler, AZ
Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning
Bare Metal Standard Valley of Chandler, AZ provides kitchen exhaust cleaning services to the Phoenix metropolitan area and all of Arizona. We are a locally owned and operated business committed to providing exceptional service. We provide our services not only to restaurants but also healthcare facilities, schools, airports and even government facilities. Call today for a free inspection and bid. We’ll also include a recommended cleaning schedule to be sure your facility stays safe and is compliant.
Choose the Right Vent Hood Cleaning Cleaning Partner
Choosing the right cleaning partner means your facility will maintain safety for employees and customers. At Bare Metal Standard of Chandler and Phoenix, we guarantee our kitchen exhaust cleaning will pass any inspection. We care. We know our job is important and that’s why our founders spent decades perfecting commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning to ensure we clean your entire system.
Here are 5 critical questions to ask your commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning company. If your current vendor can’t say yes to each question below, it’s time to move on. We are committed to excellence and a lack of agreement for any of the statements below will put your facility at risk for a fire. At Bare Metal Standard of Valley of the Sun, we choose to set our standards as the highest in the industry to guarantee safety.
- Do you provide a free onsite inspection and estimate?
- If you find damage to my system, will your estimate include demonstrative evidence such as video or photos to provide confirmation?
- Is a cleaning schedule suggested to keep my kitchen safe year-round?
- Do your cleaning schedules follow the National Fire Protection Association, Code 96 guidelines?
- Do your services guarantee that you will not hang “inaccessible tags” on any portion of the ductwork? Will you also guarantee that my entire kitchen exhaust system is clean from stove to rooftop?
All commercial kitchens in Arizona are required to be on a ventilation cleaning schedule as directed by the National Fire Protection Association. The type of structure and food prepared will determine the frequency. If a kitchen exhaust cleaning is not done routinely, then flammable grease and residue will build over time creating a dangerous environment that can lead to a fire. For this reason, all commercial exhaust systems are required to have a cleaning schedule to prevent fires.
At Bare Metal Standard of Chandler, we take the cleanliness of your kitchen exhaust system seriously to be sure you never fail an inspection again and remain compliant. We clean many types of facilities such as restaurants, schools, hospitals, cafeterias and many more.
Call today for a free kitchen exhaust system inspection.
3400 N Arizona Ave #105
Chandler, AZ 85225
- Aaron Kunkle
We do FREE inspections! Give us a call at 480-650-4012 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.
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Frequency of Commercial Hood Cleaning For Arizona Restaurants
The required frequency of hood cleaning for Arizona 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 Arizona.
Before & After 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.