Frequently Asked Commercial Kitchen Hood Cleaning Questions
Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning Questions
CAN YOU WORK AROUND MY SCHEDULE?
Yes, we can work to your operational time frame as much as possible. There will be exceptions, yet we will always work with you for a solution and we will always leave your kitchen clean, ready to use before we leave.
HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU TO RECEIVE A CLEANING SERVICE ESTIMATE QUOTE?
DOES SOMEONE HAVE TO VISIT MY BUSINESS BEFORE I CAN SCHEDULE YOUR SERVICES?
Absolutely not! We wouldn’t want to interrupt your normal business operation. We have been cleaning Commercial Kitchens for years, so the only thing we need is a quick tour of the facility to get the layout of the area, establish cleaning requirements, expectations and safety requirements.
From there, we take care of business, clean and get out of your way. Always Friendly, Always Thorough and Always Clean!
We do our best to work around your operational schedule and if you need to reschedule, just let us know and we will quickly work out a solution.
WHAT NEEDS TO BE CLEANED?
Three areas of specific concern are:
- Exhaust Hood – An exhaust hood removes fumes, mists, vapors, grease, particles and hazardous substances from kitchens and bathrooms. Exhaust hoods must be vented outdoors and regularly cleaned.
- Duct Fan – Inline fans increase circulation to a specific location and are often used in commercial settings such as restaurants. An inline fan can provide additional fresh air to keep kitchen temperatures down.
- The Plenum – This is a specific area between the ceiling and the roof or floor above the where the vent of a restaurant hood is located. The plenum space should also be cleaned along with the duct and hood.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR CLEANING A COMMERCIAL KITCHEN?
California Retail Food Code (CalCode)
The California Retail Food Code (CalCode) provides the requirements and goal of the Food Protection Program for food sold and served in Sacramento County. It is in place and enforced to ensure that commercially prepared and served under safe, wholesome, and sanitary conditions.
Capital Hood Cleaning Service Staff are Specialists and follow the requirements contained in the California Retail Food Code which is part of the California Health and Safety Code. It is modeled after the FDA “food code” which is based on the most current scientific knowledge of safe retail food handling practices.
The new Retail Food Law for California (Cal Code)was implemented in Sacramento County on July 1, 2007. Below you can view the Cal Code and the Field Inspection Guide we follow for Sacramento County.
Give us a call at (916) 835-8107, if you have any questions. We have the Answers and the Services you are seeking.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO CLEAN THE KITCHEN EXHAUST HOOD DUCT?
The preparation foods that involving the use of ovens and stoves releases steam or grease into the air. Restaurants required to have a hood or duct installed above their cooking range.
These vent hoods require regular cleaning to remove collected dirt and grease for reasons of both health and safety. Vent hood cleaning should completed by experienced professionals.
IS SOAP AND WATER SUFFICIENT TO CLEAN MY COMMERCIAL KITCHEN?
Proper cleaning involves the use of caustic chemicals; used for breaking down grease that has accumulated in vent hoods.
These chemicals are applied with a pressure washer or hose and clean-up and removal of these chemicals is vital.