Whether in-home or commercial, kitchens require an exhaust hood and duct system to vent air. Hot air and vapors from cooking are vented up through the hood and out of the building through the kitchen’s duct system. Without this system, the kitchen can become overheated, filled with smoke and stained with grease. However, proper maintenence of the duct system is equally important – a clogged kitchen duct can cause the same issues mentioned, but can quickly turn more serious. Trapped grease and heat can ignite causing fires, damaging the entire system and possibly even the building itself. Following these simple tips can help you maintain a clean, efficient kitchen exhaust.
Just because cleaning your kitchen exhaust is mandatory for commercial kitchens doesn’t mean that one cleaning service is as good as the next. There are plenty of kitchen duct cleaners out there, but what sets one apart from another? Doing a bit of research now can save you a lot of time and energy in the future. It’s a good idea to look for certifications like the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA). The IKECA holds companies to rigorous guidelines, and their seal of approval ensures that the company in question meets these guidelines.
Researching opinions from others is a great way to get an idea of the quality of service a company has to offer. If you know others who have had their kitchens repaired or cleaned, you can always ask how they liked the company they went with. Finding opinions is now easier than ever on the internet, and can really paint a picture of a company’s work ethic
Proof of Service:
Given the nature of exhaust cleaning, it can be difficult to know what exactly is being done to your system. Add to that the cost of cleaning services and it can be easy to feel like you spent a lot of money with no tangible proof of what the money was for. A good company will be happy to explain the process to you and provide before and after pictures so that you can get a visual idea of what is being done to your kitchen.
Cleaning your kitchen’s exhast system doesn’t have to stop everything in your kitchen. These simple tips can help you make an informed decision when you need to have your kitchen exhaust cleaned, and keep your kitchen functioning smoothly. For information on duct cleaning in Las Vegas, contact Western Commercial today.