Hood Vent Cleaning

Hood vent cleaning is important for several reasons. First, it helps reduce the risk of fire by removing built-up grease. Second, routine cleaning reduces dangerous particle emissions that can cause potential health risks to you and your staff. Finally, to remain in compliance with fire safety standards, ensuring a clean hood vent is essential. 

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Why shouldn't you clean your hood vent system yourself?

The fact is you could clean your kitchen hood yourself if you really wanted to, but it’s strongly recommended that you hire a professional for the job.

A Cleanway fire protection and prevention expert can help you:

  • Save time and effort: Hood cleaning is a difficult, messy, and time-consuming task. Hiring an expert frees up time to run your establishment.

  • Get the job done right: Vent hoods are intricate, and if you don’t have experience cleaning them, you could overlook something important. 

  • Address necessary repairs: It’s possible your kitchen hood system isn’t working properly. Having a professional clean it serves as an opportunity to check for correct system operation and make any necessary repairs.

  • Address fire code issues:  Fire codes change over the years. If you’re working in an old building that is no longer up to code, a hood cleaning professional can tell you what changes you need to make to ensure compliance.

How often should you have your industrial hood vent system cleaned?

That question depends upon what you are cooking in your kitchen. Follow the guidelines below for any help you may need in deciding how often to have your industrial hood vent system cleaned. 

  • For non-greased appliances: 1-year requirement

  • Pizza restaurants and oven hoods: 180-day cleaning requirement

  • Average restaurants, cafeterias, and hotel or hospital kitchens: 90-day cleaning requirement

  • Hamburger and fast food restaurants, wood-burning or charcoal-burning stoves, restaurants open 24-hours: 30-day cleaning requirement