Kitchen Hood Cleaning NFPA 96

Kitchen Hood Cleaning 

WE use proven methods for removing grease and flammable residues from the interior surfaces of the kitchen hood canopies, filters, duct-work and exhaust fans.

We ensure compliance with fire and health codes. We hand/steam clean the entire kitchen exhaust hood and duct system from top to bottom. 

Kitchen Exhaust Hood system: fan, duct, filters, to bare metal in accordance with NFPA 96 Code Standards for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection

The lead technician will meet with the site manager and do a walk-through to explain the cleaning that will be performed and look for difficult areas. Exhaust Fan will go through a test run to make everything is working properly.

Kitchen will then be wrapped in plastic to protect appliances and equipment. Filters removed and prepped for cleaning.

Technician will go to the roof and shut fan down, they will check the fan belt and replace if necessary, they will listen to the bearings and motor for irregularities, they will also check airflow (draw) to make sure adequate ventilation. 

The entire up-blast fan will then be cleaned including the fan blades, back of the fan blades, the air band (bowl) and the grease trap with a non-etching, de-greasing foam. 

Vertical duct work, horizontal duct work, plenum and filter gutter will then be cleaned with foaming de-greaser and allowed to dwell. Any remaining buildup in the system will be scraped or chiseled out. 

Then the entire system will be steam cleaned to remove all grease, buildup and chemicals down to the bare metal.

After cleaning horizontal duct work, the access doors that have been opened should have a service sticker showing the date cleaned and the technician’s name Plastic curtain will then be removed. 

The inside and exterior of the hood will undergo one last hand cleaning and polish will be applied. Filters and Grease Catchers will be thoroughly cleaned and re-installed.

The entire kitchen will then be cleaned and organized to make sure that it looks as good or better than when the service technicians arrived. 

Service stickers will be added to the hood showing the date of service, company name, technician’s name and any areas not cleaned (per NFPA 96).

System will be turned back on and allowed to run to speed up drying process.

A Post Service Report will be filled out noting any deficiencies and/or challenges.