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Keeping It All Good Under the Hood


As a restaurant owner, what is one of your biggest fears? For many, the answer is most likely a kitchen fire. What would be even more devastating would be a kitchen fire that could have been completely prevented. One of the biggest fire hazards in the kitchen is a poorly maintained vent hood. Insurance companies, fire marshals and health inspectors all require regular cleanings of a kitchen’s vent hood to avoid fires.

At Ace Grease, we understand the importance of regular vent hood cleaning and maintenance. We have the experience and efficient technology to ensure your restaurant’s vent hood is properly cleaned, and your kitchen is protected. A clean vent hood drastically decreases the risk of a fire occurring in your kitchen. Vent hood filters can also become clogged and cause problems in your kitchen. A filter that is dirty and clogged with grease can cause premature failure of the hood fan, smoke flowing throughout the restaurant and poor air quality inside.

Ace Grease technicians will clean your kitchen’s vent hood, as well as perform regular hood maintenance in order to keep it clean and consistently up to code. A regularly cleaned hood system is more efficient at removing airborne grease, heat and odors from your kitchen, as well as reducing the risk of kitchen fires.

If you are unsure about the health of your vent hood, there are a few signs you can look out for:

  • Smoke hovering throughout the building
  • Temperature control settings constantly needing to be changed
  • Unpleasant odors present inside the building
  • Hot and cold spots exist within the building
  • Excessive dirt and/or dust is present
  • Either the kitchen or dining room is hotter than normal
  • A lingering haze in the kitchen or dining room

It is important to note that when ordering a vent hood system, it must be fitted and calculated for your space and kitchen needs. Otherwise, the system will be unable to achieve optimum performance and energy efficiency. It is also important to understand the three main components of a vent hood system: exhaust fan, return air fan, and vent hood. All three of these components have to be able to work together cohesively in order to do the job efficiently and effectively. More information and other factors to consider when buying vent hood systems can be found here.

The industries for which Ace Grease can clean and maintain vent hoods include, but are not limited to:

  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospitals
  • Churches
  • School Cafeterias
  • Event and conventions centers
  • College and university food service areas
  • Military base kitchen facilities
  • Theaters
  • Correction facilities

Ace Grease can clean your vent hood on the spot, as well as set up a preventative maintenance plan to clean it regularly. To schedule a cleaning, or to talk to a technician, call (800) 473-2733 or visit http://www.acegrease.com/services/hood-cleaning today!

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