COMMERCIAL KITCHEN EXHAUST
What You Should Know As a Business Owner
Kitchen exhaust systems are extremely important, but unfortunately, there is a lack of information about them amongst the community of business owners. As a business owner, here are a few things you must know about the commercial kitchen exhaust system:
Trivial as it may sound, many business owners do not know of the importance of a commercial kitchen exhaust system and their regular maintenance. Unmaintained kitchen exhaust systems can cause fires due to clogging ducts by grease and grime. They can also cause monetary damage- not only due to accidents but due to various other reasons as well. For example, insurance claims can be rejected on the grounds of unmaintained kitchen exhaust systems. Additionally, since unmaintained kitchen exhaust systems are a health and safety hazard, they can, if found, be used to implicate hefty fines and fees on the business.
Elements of a kitchen exhaust system clean
A complete kitchen exhaust system clean must include the following elements:
- A top to bottom scrape lean of your system
- Cleaning of all ducts and ducting systems
- Cleaning of ventilation systems
- Cleaning of fans and other appurtenances
- Filter maintenance and change
Timelines for kitchen exhaust system maintenance
The regularity of the maintenance of a kitchen exhaust system is determined by the extensiveness of its usage. If the system is used for 12-16 hours a day, maintenance should be done every 3 months. If the system is used for 6-12 hours a day, maintenance should be done every 6 months. And if the system is used for 2-6 hours a day, maintenance should be done once a year.
Since commercial kitchen exhaust systems are complex devices that need to be handled with care, it is always advisable to get the maintenance of your system done by a professional.