The kitchen is the core of any food establishment. When the kitchen is not running efficiently or safely, it will compromise production, quality, and the diminish revenues. The International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA) has created a standard on inspections for grease build-up in a commercial kitchen exhaust hood. The reason why those standards have been implemented is because of the negative and harmful results that commonly occur when they are not followed. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for kitchens to have an air system that is completely out of balance. Routine inspections of the exhaust hoods are just one component to maintaining proper ventilation and airflow within the kitchen walls.
Before the cleaning even begins, the technicians should inspect the exhaust system to identify anything unusual that needs to be addressed. During this inspection, the technician might identify parts of the system that need to be repaired or potentially replaced, like the baffle filters.
The vent hood cleaning process can get messy. The technicians will start by removing the baffle filters, prepare the funnels to collect the grease and debris, and cover nearby appliances and the floor in case the funnel fails or grease splatters during removal.
Removing of filters, scraping and washing plenum walls, filter frames and fire suppression equipment. Scraping and/or brushing the interior surfaces of all accessible horizontal and vertical ductwork. Washing all fan blades, interior and exterior of fan housing and drip pans (hot, high-pressure wash when possible). Cleaning all louvers and dampers. If dampers must be moved to ensure complete cleaning, they will be marked and returned to their original position to prevent unbalancing the system.
After properly cleaning all components, baffle filters should be placed back in the hood. The technicians will also test to make sure the exhaust fan is working properly.
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