Grease Removal to Avoid Fires.
Hood cleaning is the process of cleaning fans, vents and exhaust areas in commercial kitchens. Grease gets accumulated on the inside of these areas over a long period. Commercial kitchens have a lot of cooking taking place leading to the accumulation of the grease. Timely cleaning of the grease and soot can help prevent the fires that can be caused by the accumulated grease. People who are hired to do the cleaning are equipped with the necessary cleaning skills to remove the grease. The service providers also require knowledge in plumbing to enable them to use water and control the water pipes in the restaurants. Accidents can be prevented by careful handling of hot water that is used to remove grease. The process of cleaning begins with the scrapping off of grease from the metal surfaces of exhaust systems being cleaned. The scrapping of the grease is not necessary for the grease pipes that have not accumulated much grease. Electric switches and connections should be taken care of while working to reduce the risks of causing fires and other accidents. Scrapping of grease makes the process of cleaning easy as it provides a lighter surface to work on. The process of hood cleaning also involves the use of detergents and washing chemicals. The chemical content of the detergents and cleaning agents used must be mild and not harmful to human beings and food.
The cleaning of a restaurant’s grease exhaust system should be done in regular intervals. The frequency of cooking and the type of food prepared in the kitchen determines the intervals that should be taken before cleaning. Kitchen cleaners have the knowledge to do the work of cleaning perfectly. The hood kitchen cleaning mainly aims at preventing the fires that can be caused by accumulated grease. The other reason for cleaning is to maintain proper hygiene and clean food environment. Cleaning also involves the use of hot water under very heavy pressure. Hot water is passed through the grease exhaust pipes to ensure that the grease on the pipe walls are removed. Quick removal of grease can be done by mixing the hot water with caustic chemicals.
Proper disposal of the grease removed should be done by the hood cleaners to avoid environmental pollution and the risks of clogging of other pipes and outlets in the commercial kitchen. The cleaning skills are obtained through undergoing formal training of cleaning necessary for the work they do. Hood cleaners are usually employed by companies who provide commercial cleaning services. The kitchen cleaners are then deployed to various workstations as per client request of service. Domestic kitchens can also do cleaning.