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Exhaust Hood Cleaning

///Exhaust Hood Cleaning

You’re busy enough running your restaurant, you shouldn’t have to worry if your hood cleaner is doing his job right or if your hood system is working properly. IC Fire Protection will treat your kitchen exhaust system like it’s our own. IC exhaust technicians are trained to spot problems in your hoods and exhaust fan. Our trained technicians can handle just about any repair you may need.
With our photo documentation we can show you problems that may exist in your systems. We want to keep up to date and well informed.

IC Fire Protections certified cleaners make sure every job when complete meets or exceeds NFPA 96 standards. First hand knowledge of new technology and code changes are priority to providing our customers with quality and professional service.

Cleaning Process

Each cleaning includes the following:

  • Fans, inside and out
  • Ducts
  • Detailed Polish Of All Stainless Steel Exposures In The Hood Interior
  • Photo Completion – Before and After Pictures and Detailed Maintenance Inspection Reports

IC Fire Protection takes every precaution to ensure our work areas are thoroughly protected. Our technicians protect all areas from the base of the hood, over all appliances to surrounding cabinets. Water, grease and debris extracted during the cleaning process are diverted to appropriate containers and drains. We guarantee your kitchen to be as clean, if not cleaner, as when we arrived. Fans are opened and cleaned on the inside and out, the rooftop directly surrounding the fan is cleaned and rinsed to ensure grease removed from the fans is not left on the roof. All accessible areas of the duct are cleaned from the roof down and from the hood up. Floors are scrubbed and mopped after every service.

Our cleaning compounds are tested safe, and are certified to be used in food prep areas.

Our trained technicians use the the best technology available to clean and degrease your exhaust hoods, filters, ducts and fans.

Before & After Photos

Frequently Asked Questions

NFPA 96 states, “The entire exhaust system shall be cleaned by a properly trained, qualified and certified company or persons.” Work of this nature takes special tools, equipment and expertise to properly and thoroughly clean.

You should look at training, certification, reputation and years in business. The Fireman Hood Cleaning School (865-640-7702) certifies us as a Certified Exhaust Cleaning Specialist (CECS). We are versed in NFPA 96, the Code of Federal Regulations. We are regulated by each of these organizations to ensure we provide you with the best, and safest, service available.

We take care of what you see in the kitchen, but most importantly what you do not see from the roof down. We clean the entire system, starting from the exhaust housing and motor; including fan maintenance, grease bearings, adjust/replace belts making sure the motor is operating properly. Then we go down the flue into the plenum area cleaning the system to bare metal per NFPA 96 standards. Finally we clean the linkage for the fire suppression system, clean the filters and grease sutters, clean and polish the hood inside and out.

Hoods and fire protection systems have the most legal requirements of any equipment in the kitchen. Typically, the health department is concerned about sanitation; the fire and building departments are worried about fire hazards, and an environmental agency is often worried about the smoke emissions pouring from the ducts. Most cooking facility fires originate in the cooking area, which can quickly spread into the exhaust system and onto the roof. Keeping a grease-free and fire safe system can protect you from this hazard.

Frequency of cleaning depends on many variables, the type of cooking you do, how often the systems are used. We schedule your cleaning based on the needs of each location; monthly, quarterly or semi-annually.