The Importance of Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning

  • October 11, 2023

Whether your kitchen is home or commercial, having a clean exhaust system is vital to your health and the safety of everyone who cooks in it. Kitchen exhaust cleaning removes smoke, grease, and odors to improve air quality throughout the kitchen.

How do you clean kitchen exhaust grates?

Depending on how frequently you cook and the type of cooking you do, your exhaust system will need to be cleaned periodically. It is important to hire a qualified and certified professional to perform your kitchen exhaust cleaning because they have the proper training, experience, and equipment to do it correctly. They will inspect your entire venting system, clean the hood, fan, and ductwork to remove all the grease and debris, and test everything to make sure it is working properly. They will also provide you with a sticker to place on your vent indicating that it was cleaned by a professional.

The most important benefit of regularly cleaning your kitchen exhaust system is fire prevention. Grease and other residue build-ups are extremely flammable, which means that if the build-up is not removed, it can quickly cause a fire to break out. The professional kitchen exhaust cleaners follow a rigorous process to ensure that the ductwork and hood are completely degreased, including wiping down the whole system with ammonia and vacuuming all the areas that can’t be reached with a ladder. Once the cleaning is complete, they will place the inspection sticker on the hood, wipe down any grease splatters left on the walls and floor, turn back on the exhaust fan, and re-light pilot lights and gas valves if necessary.