There is a lot of work that goes into maintaining a commercial kitchen. Someone needs to make sure all equipment is working, there is enough food to meet customer demand, things stay organized and that a standard of cleanliness is upheld. One important piece of maintenance that often gets overlooked, however, is getting the hood of your ventilation system cleaned on a regular basis. An hood that remains uncleaned poses a serious fire risk as well as city health violations. Conditions like these are not fit for any restaurant and may ultimately end up with the restaurant being shut down.
Keeping the hood clean with a degreasing compound should be a daily occurrence in your kitchen to prevent unwanted odors from permeating through your kitchen. Simply wiping down the hood by hand, however, will not prevent grease buildup inside the ventilation system. All restaurant owners should have a professional hood cleaning service come for scheduled visits to thoroughly clean your hood. How often you need this service depends on what type of restaurant you are operating but CS Ventilation would be happy to help you determine the type of attention your restaurant requires.
Having a professional come and clean your hood is the best way to ensure your system of ventilation is not a fire hazard. It is impossible to see in the ducts without the correct equipment and with enough grease build up the chance of a flash fire lighting from heat coming off the cooking area is high. Too much grease creates a dangerous environment that can result in injury and property damage.
Getting your hood professionally cleaned is also a great way to ensure your restaurant feels clean. As grease builds up the smells from old food will make their way into your kitchen and eventually your dining area. Customers are far more likely to return to an establishment they felt was comfortable and a clean hood will make sure the air inside is fresh. Your employees will also be more energetic when they don’t have any obnoxious smells from the ventilation dragging them down. A clean hood is the best way to go for any type of restaurant, call CS Ventilation to schedule a hood cleaning today.