When owning or managing a commercial restaurant, developing and maintaining standards for cleaning, inspection and maintenance of your kitchen equipment is of utmost importance. Having fully operable equipment to get the job done is essential if any business expects to thrive. Making sure you have protocol in place to deal with this less glamourous part of owning a restaurant is the best way to ensure that everything stays in working order. Nowhere is this more important than with your restaurant’s ventilation system.
A restaurant’s ventilation system is important for a number of reasons. Its main function is to remove any cooking odors and grease vapors coming off of your equipment by sucking it up into the ventilation through the hood. The air is then brought outside and replaced with fresh clean air. Having an adequate system of ventilation in place will ensure that your kitchen will feel fresh. It will prevent any obnoxious odors from getting to your dining area and making customers uncomfortable as well. Most importantly, a commercial ventilation system will keep the air in your kitchen from getting saturated with grease and significantly lower the risk of fire.
Having an awesome ventilation system does not come without it’s challenges though. There is some work that needs to be done to make sure it is working as it should and continues to protect against a kitchen fire. Most cities and towns have very strict guidelines outlined by the NFPA96 that they follow in order to inspect commercial restaurants’ ventilation. The standards are strict but not impossible to follow with the right amount of preparation.
The first step many restaurant owners take to make sure their ventilation will be up to code is to schedule regular cleanings. Over time grease will build up in the ductwork of the system and begin to become a threat to fire safety. With CS Ventilation you can schedule one of our trained technicians to come out on a regular basis to come clean out your ventilation as well as perform any maintenance operations that might be necessary. At CS Ventilation we are well versed on the ins and outs of the NFPA96 and will be happy to offer any advice on the best course of action to deal with any unforeseen complications.
Hiring a professional to maintain your system of ventilation is the best way to make sure your restaurant will pass inspection and stay safe from fire. Our technicians are more than happy to come out on a regular basis to lend a hand and offer their expertise. Get in touch with CS Ventilation to schedule an appointment today.