Are You Playing With
When It Comes To Your Kitchen Exhaust System?
Restaurant Kitchen Hood Exhaust System Facts,
Questions and Answers
You doing everything to protect your establishment from a devastating
Is your present exhaust hood
contractor protecting you from a devastating fire?
Do you want to see what we have
found in other restaurants?
To be in compliance with your insurance company, fire
inspectors, health departments, and all federal, state and local laws.
Your Exhaust system must be routinely inspected and then cleaned if
found to be grease laden
NFPA #96 Industry
Standards (Bare Metal is Industry Standard)
The Inspection Schedule Recommended by NFPA is
If you pay a cheap
price for the cleaning of your system there may be a reason.
Do they clean the
entire kitchen exhaust system or just what you can see; like the hood? Remember the saying
you get what you pay for?
Well in this
instance you may be getting more than you were NOT
bargaining for, like a
In most cases if a flash fire occurs past the fire
suppression system and reaches the roof; you then are at the fate of
the local fire department. Do you know what the average response time
is? Do you want to risk a Fire Fighters life, your customers,
Truthful Answers to Questions or Just Facts:
often should I have my restaurant vent a hood exhaust system cleaned?
Your System should be inspected at minimum per this
schedule and if the system is found to be contaminated with grease laden
deposits the entire system shall then be cleaned
present company states that an exhaust cleaning company must be certified to
clean hoods and that I have to hire them, and is this true?
This is a common twist the customers arm, or scare tactic to get an
advantage above other reputable non-certified cleaning companies. They
always forget the rest of the code from NFPA #96 11.4.1 which also states or
person(s) acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction in accordance with
section 11.3 which is
here. The authority having jurisdiction definition in a short answer
from NFPA 96 A.3.2.2 Is where public safety is primary, the authority having
jurisdiction may be a federal, state, local, or other regional department or
individual such as a fire chief; fire marshal; chief of a fire prevention
bureau, labor department, or health department; building official;
electrical inspector; or others having statutory authority. For insurance
purposes it could be an insurance inspection department, rating bureau, or
other insurance company representative may be the AHJ. In many circumstances
the property owner or his or her designated agent assumes the role of the
AHJ; at government installations, the commanding officer or department
official may be the AHJ. ( All information regarding NFPA
Codes are derived from NFPA #96 2001 edition and can be viewed or purchased
So the real answer to the question is no you do not have to hire a
certified company, and no restaurant exhaust cleaners do not have to be
There is no written holy grail that says who can certify who when it
comes right down to it. A certification is nothing but a piece of paper, and
is only as good as the company that is performing the cleaning or service
for you. There are many non-certified companies out there, that hold their
standards higher than many certified companies, and many can prove it with
pictures of shoddy work performed by these certified contractors.
Certification really stands for person(s) properly trained, qualified,
and competent to perform their job. Certification Schools or other classes
have no way, or interest in monitoring their certified for shoddy work. So
now many exhaust companies train and certify their own which helps with
quality control of the industry. One way to find a good professional
non-certified or certified company is one that offers
before and after pictures of every job. These hood cleaning companies
are proud of their work and have nothing to hide.
Do I have to stay at the restaurant while
they clean, or can I go home after I sign my paperwork, and pay my invoice?
A: You or your employees
have worked all day, so why would anyone want to stay late, or
have to get up early for a cleaning? Why dig into the budget, and
pay an hourly wage for your employee to sit at the establishment
to watch a cleaning? Save the money, get some sleep, and leave it
up to our bonded employees to do what they do best. They will turn
out the lights if asked, pull the door shut and make sure it is even locked
on the way out. We have even set alarms for customers and used keys dropped
off for us, or left the in a certain spot or lock box.
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