Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Guidelines
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations outlines the requirements for kitchen exhaust cleaning and maintenance of commercial hood systems. The standard states that exhaust systems should be cleaned at least every three months to prevent the buildup of grease and other flammable materials. Additionally, exhaust systems should be inspected at least annually to ensure that they are in good working condition and free of potential fire hazards.
It is important to note that the cleaning and inspection frequencies may vary depending on the type of cooking equipment being used, the volume of cooking, and the type of food being prepared. For example, a kitchen that primarily prepares greasy foods will require more frequent cleaning than one that prepares mostly dry foods. It’s also important to check with the local authorities if they have any specific requirements for hood cleaning.
International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association
It’s crucial that the cleaning is performed by certified professionals in order to ensure the safety and proper operation of the exhaust systems. The International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA) is a professional organization that certifies companies and individuals who specialize in cleaning kitchen exhaust systems. By hiring a certified professional, you can be sure that your kitchen exhaust system is being cleaned and maintained in accordance with industry standards.
Regular hood cleaning is essential for maintaining a safe and efficient kitchen environment. It helps to prevent fires, improves air quality and prolongs the life of your equipment. At Bryan Exhaust Service, we use eco-friendly products and state-of-the-art technology to ensure a thorough clean every time. Contact us today to schedule your cleaning or to learn more about our services. Let us help you keep your kitchen running safely and efficiently.