- How we do it -
Of course, our process will vary based on the needs of each individual kitchen. You can leave it up to our highly trained experts to determine which process is best for your system.
Here is a brief overview of some of the processes you may expect to see.
We take every precaution to ensure your kitchen is thoroughly protected. We create “tenting” (our technicians hang plastic around the base of the hood and over all appliances so water, grease and debris extracted during the cleaning process are diverted to appropriate containers and drains). Our intention is not to create more work for you!
Exhaust fan (roof mount): We will determine how to safely access the fan. If the proper hinge system is installed, we will inspect and/or clean the fan blades, bowl and housing. We will also do a precheck of the roof surrounding the fan. If the grease has made its way on to the roof, we will determine if it can be cleaned or not. NOTE: some flat roofs with rubber membranes that have had grease actually absorb into the membrane may not be able to be cleaned.
The use of a powerful, yet safe chemical degreaser is used on all hood systems materials, that is specifically formulated to degrease exhaust hoods, filters, ducts and fans.
What you should know
- If your system has not been cleaned recently or regularly, it may take more than one cleaning to bring the system to bare metal.
- If you do not regularly maintain your system, your grease containment system may overflow which may cause significant issues such as premature roof decay and damage that can occur from rooftop grease. These damages can be irreversible in some cases or costly to repair. Grease is acidic and may absorb into some roofing structures such as rubber membrane roofing material.