Kitchen Hood Cleaning
Everything within splash range of the hood gets covered in industrial-strength plastic. This protects the kitchen and reduces clean up time.
First off, our technicians apply a heavy corrosive to residual grease and clean the hood with a heated pressure washer.
Up next, commercial hood cleaning moves to the roof, where our trained and certified technicians clean the exhaust system fan unit and all connecting ductwork.
Back in the kitchen, hood washing complete, our skilled technicians remove plastic tarping and detail the kitchen hood with spray bottles, sponges, and rags — resulting in a pristine shine.
With the exhaust hood cleaned and polished, our crew finishes by thoroughly cleaning the job site, removing all garbage, and mopping the floor.
Upon request, our technicians survey all components of the kitchen’s exhaust system and provide repair and replace recommendations where necessary.
In addition to hood cleaning, we provide effective hood system maintenance and repair services. Our technicians can repair or replace filters, fan belts, hinges, panels, and more.
For insurance company and Fire Marshal compliance, we apply an NFPA 96 sticker once we’ve completed our hood cleaning service. We also deliver date/time stamped photos of our work.
Commercial Kitchen Hood Cleaning Business
Having your kitchen exhaust cleaning regularly is an essential part of restaurant maintenance and hygiene. Allowing grease to buildup in your kitchen hood and exhaust system increases your chance of fire and puts you at risk of breaking compliance regulations.
Within the past couple of years, the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) has recorded that 43% of restaurant fires began due to cooking oils, grease, or food.
Having your commercial kitchen hood professionally cleaned ensures that the fans and exhaust systems are clear of grease buildup and don’t pose a fire hazard to your restaurant.
Areas We Serve
Professional Hood & Duct Cleaning Services
Here at APEX, our restaurant hood cleaning service has more than 40 years of experience helping commercial kitchens stay safe and hygienic.
We’ve been experts in the field of restaurant hood cleaning services since 1978 and our decades of experience have enabled us to develop superior hood cleaning techniques. We want to help you improve your restaurant quality, safety, and comfort by offering hood cleaning services to set your mind at ease.
If you need additional maintenance or kitchen exhaust repair services, APEX’s team of restaurant hood cleaners can help there too. We have the tools and training necessary to provide you with maintenance or repair services for your kitchen hood and commercial kitchen exhaust system. We can replace or repair items such as filters, hinges, panels, and fan belts so that your commercial kitchen can run optimally again.
Our Exhaust Hood Cleaning Process:
At APEX, we are proud to offer restaurants premium kitchen hood and exhaust cleaning services.
Our team follows a rigid cleaning process to ensure that your commercial kitchen hood is thoroughly cleaned and cleared of hazardous trapped grease.
Our 8 Step Hood & Duct Cleaning Process:
1. Protect Equipment
Our team will begin by covering kitchen equipment and surfaces that are within the splash-range of your kitchen exhaust. This protects your kitchen equipment from damage and allows our kitchen hood cleaners to do their job without the risk of causing harm to other items in your commercial kitchen.
2. Clean Roof Fan Unit
Reducing the risk of restaurant fires doesn’t only involve cleaning your commercial kitchen hood. It’s equally important to make sure that all of the connecting ductwork is clean to enable your kitchen hood to run optimally and reduce the risk of fires.
APEX’s team of restaurant hood cleaners will begin by cleaning the ducts and exhaust system on the roof before moving on to cleaning the kitchen hood.
3. Heated Pressure Wash
The next step in our commercial kitchen cleaning service is to eliminate residual grease buildup. Our team does this by applying a heavy corrosive to the kitchen hood and then washing it with a heated pressure washer.
Our heated pressure wash is effective at removing residual grease and giving a renewed sheen to your kitchen hood.
4. Stainless Shining
After the heated pressure wash, our hood cleaning service will use a spray bottle, sponges, and rags to shine your restaurant kitchen hood.
While this is an aesthetic step in our process, it’s still worthwhile as it gives your commercial kitchen a professional look and clean feel.
5. Site Cleanup & Mop Up
Our hood cleaning service is committed to never leaving a job with loose ends untied.
After your kitchen hood has been cleaned and shined, our team will then mop the kitchen floors and remove any garbage or cleaning debris from your commercial kitchen. Our team takes pride in going above and beyond what is expected of a restaurant hood cleaning service.
6. Post-Service Report & Dashboard
When all the work is done, our cleaners will leave your commercial kitchen with an NFPA 96 sticker to let restaurant inspectors know that your restaurant hood has been professionally cleaned.
We can also deliver date and time-stamped photos of our work on your restaurant to let insurance companies know that you are complying with restaurant regulations by having your kitchen hood professionally cleaned by a service.
7. Survey & Recommendations
If you would like to have a professional restaurant hood cleaning service inspect your kitchen’s exhaust systems, we’d be happy to pay your commercial kitchen a visit.
Our team of technicians would be happy to survey your kitchen’s exhaust system, make repairs or replacements, and give you recommendations on how to improve your restaurant’s exhaust system.
8. Exhaust Hood System Maintenance & Repair
After we’ve made improvement recommendations and surveyed your kitchen exhaust system, our team can also provide you with maintenance, repair, and installation services.
Our trained technicians can replace or repair fan belts, hinges, panels, and filters for your kitchen hood and exhaust system.
Residential Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning
Many residential home kitchens contain a hood vent and duct for their indoor or outdoor cooking. APEX specializes not only in commercial hood cleaning, but also residential. If you have a residential range vent, there’ a good chance it needs to be cleaned before the risk of a fire. Also, there’s nothing better than cooking on a freshly cleaned residential stove. Contact APEX today to inquire about our professional, residential hood cleaning capabilities.
Home Kitchen Hood Cleaning Benefits
Residential kitchen hood cleaning is beneficial for a number of reasons. Not only does it reduce the risks of kitchen fires, but it also improves the hygiene of your kitchen and creates a more efficient cooking space.
Types Of Residential Kitchen Hoods
Now that you know the importance of residential kitchen exhaust cleaning, here is a brief overview of the various types of residential kitchen hoods.
Types of residential kitchen hoods:
- Under-cabinet hoods
- Island hoods
- Ductless hoods
- Wall-mounted hoods
- Custom range hoods
At APEX Hood Cleaning, our team is able to clean a wide range of different residential hoods, so regardless of the type of hood you have our team can help.
When To Have Your Residential Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaned
In general, you should aim to have your residential kitchen hood cleaned twice a year. Schedule a professional residential kitchen exhaust hood cleaning service to visit every six months in order to maintain the cleanliness and safety of your home’s kitchen.
Signs That Your Residential Kitchen Exhaust Hood Needs Cleaning
If you can’t remember the last time that you had your home’s kitchen exhaust cleaned, here are three indicators that you should go ahead and schedule your hood’s next cleaning.
- The hood exhaust fan is making an unusual noise when you turn it on.
- You notice that the exhaust fan has become less effective (i.e. it doesn’t draw out cooking smells anymore).
- Your exhaust fan no longer turns when you switch it on.
Benefits of Having Your Kitchen Hood Professionally Cleaned
Having a professional hood cleaning service come and clean your commercial kitchen hood and exhaust system routinely has six main benefits.
- A clean restaurant hood decreases the risk of kitchen fires.
- A clean exhaust system and kitchen hood ensure that your restaurant kitchen has improved air circulation.
- Having your kitchen hood routinely cleaned improves kitchen hygiene.
- Professional kitchen exhaust cleaning reduces the likelihood of slips and falls caused by excess grease.
- Having a professional service clean your kitchen hood ensures that you meet all of the restaurant regulations and safety protocols of a food-serving establishment.
- Having your kitchen hood routinely cleaned and maintained saves you money and headache. It eliminates the risk of being slapped with a hefty fine by restaurant inspectors and keeps your kitchen hood in optimal condition — meaning it won’t need to be replaced for years to come.
Never Out Of Sight | Consistently Delivering Safety According To Code
Whether you’re a restaurant owner, casino manager, or food preparation facility manager, meeting industry standards and safety requirements is paramount.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has created certain regulations to ensure that establishments with in-use commercial kitchen facilities are minimizing the risk of fire and other hazards through routine, professional fan exhaust, and kitchen hood cleaning.
These standards require commercial kitchen facilities to regularly have a certified kitchen exhaust cleaner inspect and clean their kitchen’s ductwork, exhaust fan, and ensure that all systems are functioning properly and free from blockage.
At APEX Hood Cleaning, our team can help you maintain your commercial kitchen and meet industry safety standards through our in-depth commercial hood and exhaust fan cleaning services. APEX will provide you with a report as well as digital photos of before and after the cleaning so that you have these to keep on file for when restaurant inspectors come calling.
If you have any questions about our commercial hood cleaning or exhaust fan cleaning services, give APEX Hood Cleaning a call today.
The APEX Standard Of Service
When you hire APEX to be your hood cleaning services, you ensure that your commercial kitchen gets quality cleaning done by technicians you can trust. APEX has been leading the restaurant hood cleaning industry since the 70s and there’s a reason for that.
Our commercial kitchen exhaust cleaners are committed to thorough work in a minimal timeframe, with consideration to your budget.
If you would like to schedule our team of restaurant hood cleaners to come and service your commercial kitchen hood, give us a call today. We look forward to working with you and helping make your restaurant a safer, more functional establishment.