Commercial Restaurant Hood Cleanings in Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk and more!
Did you know that our SERVPRO of Avery & Watauga Counties can do so much more than the Fire and Water mitigation services for which we are renowned for?
One of our many other integral services is Hood Cleanings for restaurants. Not only is this a mandatory service in many counties, but is also a very important safety task.
Cooking creates several effluents including smoke, moisture, and grease. When the exhaust fan is on, each of component is drawn up through the kitchen hood, the filters, and in to the duct work and builds up over time. Once the buildup becomes substantial, it is a fire hazard—which can easily be prevented through routine cleaning. Below is a common sequence of events which leads to a kitchen exhaust fire due to the hood not being properly cleaned:
- A high flame either flares up or is created on the stove top.
- The flame comes in contact with the filters located in the kitchen hood and they are ignited.
- With the exhaust fan on drawing in air, the flames are also drawn upward in to the ductwork.
- If sufficient grease residue exists within the ducts, it can act as a source of fuel, carrying the fire further in to the exhaust system causing significant damage, and placing the structure and its occupants at risk.
Don’t wait until an unexpected fire erupts on your property before you decide you need kitchen hood cleaning.