A. WHAT IS A KITCHEN HOOD CLEANING SERVICE?
Cleaning kitchen hoods and exhaust fans is important in industrial kitchens, restaurant kitchens, and hotels. To maintain the highest standards of the hood and exhaust fans, as well as to preserve their efficiency over time. Cleaning kitchen hoods also reduces the likelihood of a restaurant or hotel catching fire or exploding.
Regardless of how big or small your kitchen is, the airflow will be filtered by the same technique. Kitchen hoods and exhaust fans will release exhaust gases and provide clean air to your kitchen on a regular basis. However, due to the continuous operation and filtering of a large volume of exhaust gas through quite narrow pipes, the pipeline system will be blocked and degraded for a long time. As a result, the air in the kitchen is not filtered, the risk of fire and explosion will increase. Therefore, you should pay attention to the following factors to ensure the performance and safety of your kitchen ventilation system:
- System construction quality
- Cleaning and maintenance
B. WHY DO YOU SHOULD CLEAN YOUR KITCHEN HOOD?
During the cooking process, certain wastes such as grease, moisture and kitchen smoke are generated. When the exhaust fan is turned on, these exhaust gases will be sucked by the kitchen hood, through the filters and into the duct system and will accumulate dirt over time if not cleaned periodically. When the build-up is overwhelming, it can become a fire hazard — and this can only be prevented and prevented with periodic kitchen hood cleaning. Here are the high-risk situations that will lead to fire and explosion related to the kitchen hood system:
- During cooking, the flames flared high and came into contact with the hood system. The flame caught fire when it came into contact with the filters in the kitchen hood.
- When you use the exhaust fan, the sparks are pulled into the hood and come into touch with the deposits, causing the hood to break.
- If too much grease builds up in the pipes, it acts as a catalyst, causing the fire to spread deeper into the exhaust system, causing damage to the hood system and fire. The kitchen and the surrounding surroundings are exceedingly unsafe.
Besides the fire hazard, here are some other reasons you should consider cleaning your kitchen hood:
- Health: The air quality in your kitchen and the entire surrounding area will be greatly affected by the cleanliness of your exhaust hood system. Once the filter in the duct is clogged and the ductwork is damaged, the pollutant emissions can spread throughout the inhabited areas of the building, causing serious respiratory illness and possibly death. an unpleasant odor occurs.
- The maintenance and cleaning of commercial cooking equipment, exhaust systems, and fans should all comply with fire and food safety agency regulations. If your restaurant, hotel, or other business is found to be in violation of the above or other restrictions, you may be compelled to spend a lot of time and money having your business code examined.
- Keep yourself and others safe: Your kitchen's hood system is not only a fire threat, but it's also a breeding ground for bacteria and mold thanks to the high humidity and heat that causes them to grow quickly.Cleaning the hood system on a regular basis will reduce the danger of disease and damage to machinery.
C. HOW LONG SHOULD I CLEAN MY HOOD SYSTEM?
The frequency of cleaning your restaurant's kitchen hood system depends on the type of machine and the facility's cooking frequency. Based on the following principles:
- For restaurants and high-class hotels: once every 3 months.
- For restaurants, cafeterias, canteen kitchens: once every 6 months with a cooking frequency of more than 12 hours a day.
- For kitchen areas with cooking frequency less than 8 hours/day: every 12 months.
- For ventilation systems in the factory: once every 12 months.
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