Just like any material that needs maintenance and cleaning, your kitchen hoods also need regular degreasing to be able to keep their maximum performance. Oftentimes, your kitchen hoods are overlooked. But you should always remember that kitchen hoods pull away the smoke and odor in your kitchen which gives you the cooler kitchen environment you have.
Restaurant degreasing is important because it gives you the assurance of safety in your kitchen. It makes you compliant of the governing standard which will help you stay in the business. NFPA-96 Standard outlines the frequency of cleaning your kitchen hoods. They can be done monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually. This will depend on the size of your kitchen hoods and the amount of cooking process involved.
Restaurant degreasing can be done in two ways. The first is called scraping. This method is the more economical and is extremely effective when done properly. It’s accomplished by a person simply scraping the accumulation of grease from the walls of the exhaust system. Although scraping is an effective method of removing grease for the exhaust system, it’s not the most thorough method because there are certain areas which are unreachable due to human’s limit. The second method is called pressure washing or steam cleaning. This method is the alternative to scraping. Though the down point of this method is that it is more costly and time consuming since it requires considerable preparatory work to control waste water and more expensive equipment is needed. However, this method will clean ductwork down to “bare metal” which is the recommendation of the NFPA-96 Standard. This method delivers impressive results and provides an absolute thorough cleaning of every corner of the exhaust system.
Always have degreasing for your restaurant because it gives many benefits for you and your kitchen employees.