THE UGLY: KITCHEN GREASE
As a supplier within the industry, a lot of our time is spent educating customers like you on kitchen grease hood cleaning regimes. We found that many restaurants simply do not know what is required of them. Nor do they know what a thorough kitchen hood cleaning job involves.
Commercial kitchen exhaust systems are designed to extract smoke and smells.
But what happens when the kitchen hood does not get cleaned properly?
- The fumes extracted are high in grease which builds up in the filters, hoods, conduits and the extractor fans
- Grease is highly flammable and is responsible for most fires in restaurants
- Dirty systems force the fan to work harder, consuming more energy than necessary
- It can create unpleasant smells due to inadequate ventilation
Apart from being a fire hazard, grease can pose other potentially dangerous situations. It can generate contamination and the proliferation of disease, mould, fungus and bacteria. This build-up can make us all very ill. By regularly carrying out kitchen hood cleaning, restaurant/building owners and facility managers can avoid these risks.
Ultimately, it’s the restaurant owner’s responsibility to ensure kitchen canopy cleaning is performed properly. It’s a dirty task but must be done with no shortcuts!