Hood fans in a restaurant needed to be cleaned on a regular basis. Failure to do so can cause serious problems.
As any restaurateur knows, hood and exhaust fans are critical to the management of a restaurant kitchen. Without them, working kitchens become smoke-filled fire hazards. Most people know that they need to be cleaned from time to time, but the regularity of this maintenance can change dramatically depending on the kitchen.
Certain types of restaurants will need their fans cleaned more regularly. Fast food restaurants and diners in particular require regular maintenance, because cooking burgers and steaks on a grill and utilizing deep fryers creates a lot of smoke and grease. Depending on the size of your restaurant and the volume of food you go through, your hood fans may need to be cleaned once a month or more.
Of course, not all restaurants have the same needs. A pizzeria, for example, will not need their fans cleaned as regularly as an American diner will. Another thing that can help is by having one of the employees come in a clean the hood fans once a week. They won’t be able to get inside the mechanism, but even cleaning the outside of excess grease regularly can keep the kitchen running cleaner.
If your hood fans are not kept in good order, your restaurant can be cited as a violation. Fortunately, there are professional companies in Las Vegas that can do your hood cleaning for you. If you feel you may be overdue, don’t hesitate to call and ask for an inspection before your next visit from a health inspector.