A kitchen fire is the biggest threat to Boston restaurants and bars. The event of a fire can be incredibly costly and in many cases a business closing disaster. There are a number of different reasons that a restaurant fire can occur but the most common one is grease buildup. Almost all Boston commercial cooking produces grease, a gigantic fire hazard, that accumulates in the kitchen hood and ductwork of the establishment. Grease is highly combustible in its nature and having too much built up significantly increases your restaurant’s chances of experiencing a fire.
The best way to reduce the risk of fire in your establishment is by making sure that the exhaust hoods and ducts present are kept clean. Exhaust hoods and ducts are designed to collect the cooking vapors coming off of your grill and deposit them in a safe area. With too much grease buildup the commercial kitchen ventilation system stops working as effectively as it should. Utillizing CS Ventilation’s Boston hood cleaning service will keep your ventilation system functioning as it should and your restaurant safe.
Having an adequate kitchen hood and ventilation system has other benefits as well. A clean working environment will keep your employees happier and more productive. Customers will also feel more comfortable in an establishment they feel is clean. Customers are also much more likely to return to and recommend a clean restaurant to their friends.
Boston hood cleaning requirements differ depending on what type of commercial cooking establishment you operate. Consult the following list to determine how often you should be getting your kitchen exhaust system cleaned.
Monthly – Solid fuel cooking operations
Quarterly – High-volume cooking operations
Semi-Annually – Moderate cooking operations
Annually – Low-volume cooking operations
If you are not sure what your establishment can be identified as it is best to refer to the NFPA 96, a document created to establish safety guidelines for commercial cooking establishments. CS Ventilation can also help answer any Boston hood cleaning questions you may have and schedule regular cleanings to keep your restaurant safe.