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LA Hood Cleaning has been serving the greater Santa Monica area for many years. We have trained and skilled techs who have not only been doing hood cleaning for Santa Monica restaurants, yet we have cleaned hoods in institutions, special event centers, helped living residences, healthcare facilities, hotels – well practically about any location that has a professional kitchen near Santa Monica.
When it comes to training our Santa Monica techs, we follow the National Fire Protection Association Code 96 for Hood Cleaning in Santa Monica adopt, thus they are vital to follow. The codes are in place to avoid electrical, fire, and other hazards which could lead to a huge economic loss. We believe it is important to prevent property damage, injury and even death by making sure all techs are thoroughly trained before they are able to go out into the field to perform the best hood cleaning.
The codes also specify how frequently a Santa Monica commercial kitchen’s hood cleaning should be performed. Contaminants and grease can build up in the hood if it is not cleaned by a skilled technician on a regular basis, causing grease to spill over onto the roof. This creates a serious fire hazard because the smallest spark could set the grease on fire. We’ve seen this happen before, (fortunately, not in Santa Monica), and the building damage may cause the restaurant to close. Another reason to hire a professional hood cleaner is for the sake of insurance. If a fire occurs and the owner/manager cannot prove that their hood has been thoroughly cleaned, the damage may not be covered.
At LA Hood Cleaning we believe it is critical to remove grease not only in the ducts, but also in the fans, turbines, and any other areas where grease has built up. We polish the hood once the grease is gone to give it that “like new” appearance. Santa Monica Fire Marshals will be able to see that the hood was thoroughly cleaned because our specialists will place a dated sticker on it.
The health department and the Santa Monica Fire Marshal are increasingly requesting that commercial kitchens have their hoods professionally cleaned in Santa Monica. sixty-four percent of the fires reported were thought to be caused by grease buildup. We’ve received numerous calls from panicked restaurant owners asking with us to clean their hood as soon as possible since they fear going shut down if it isn’t done within a specified amount of time.
Many restaurant managers in Santa Monica are unsure how often they should have their hoods cleaned by a professional. The National Fire Protection Association makes the following recommendations:
If a commercial kitchen is using solid fuels like charcoal, coal, wood or wood pellets, the hood should be cleaned once a month.
If a commercial kitchen is open twenty-four hours a day, wok cooking or charbroiling (especially hamburger places), the hood should be cleaned once every three months.
There are many kitchens that see moderate use so they may need only have a professional hood cleaning done twice a year.
They recommend annually if the kitchen does a low volume of cooking. Places like these are typically senior centers, churches, day camps and seasonal businesses.
Our team of hood cleaning pros that serves Santa Monica will check the system and, if necessary, make repair recommendations. They’ll also determine how often the exhaust system needs to be cleaned and include that information on the sticker. This is important to the restaurant owner because it keeps the health department and fire department satisfied, as well as the insurance company satisfied.
You will be greeted professionally when you call LA Hood Cleaning. Because every commercial kitchen is set up differently, it is often impossible for us to offer you a price quote over the phone. We may need to have one of our techs come out to see how much buildup has accumulated since the previous hood cleaning, depending on when you had the hood professionally cleaned. Also, the size of the hood comes into play and also the accumulation that may be on the roof.
Many times, when we arrived to offer an estimate, we discovered that the previous Santa Monica hood cleaners had failed to remove the grease that had spilled over onto the roof. We had to use shovels to remove the pounds of grease from the roof. This is quite dangerous since it can seriously damage the roof, requiring roof replacement. Also, if it rains or snow melts, the grease will mix with the water and wash down the building’s side into the storm drains. This could result in an environmental hazard, and the restaurant owner/manager will be held responsible. Fines and clean-up can be pretty costly.
Many Santa Monica commercial kitchens we speak with rely on their kitchen staff to keep the hood clean. Because they are not professionally trained, they may not be aware of all the areas that need to be cleaned. It’s also crucial to properly dispose of the grease. Please take a peek at our About Us page before calling us for further information.
Our professionals will take before and after digital images for your records when you hire us. We’ll also put a sticker on the hood with our name on it and the hood cleaning date. As a result, many commercial kitchen owners/managers have noticed a reduction in their insurance premiums. It’ll also come in handy if a Santa Monica Fire Inspector or a Health Inspector shows up for one of their “surprise” visits.
Contact us today to schedule your hood cleaning and you will see why our customers in Santa Monica love us!
You might not realize it, but your restaurant’s kitchen exhaust system is one of the dirtiest areas in your entire property. It’s filled with grease and grime that can be extremely dangerous if left unchecked. At LA Hood Cleaning, we make sure every area of your ventilation system is thoroughly cleaned so you don’t have to worry about any safety hazards.
We offer professional cleaning services for all types of commercial kitchens including restaurants, bars, cafeterias, hotels and more! Our team will come out to inspect your ventilation system and provide a thorough cleaning service that leaves no area untouched. We also offer photo documentation services so you know exactly what was done during our visit! No other firm offers this level of detail when it comes to cleaning commercial kitchen exhausts. Trust us – once you see how clean we get things at LA Hood Cleaning, you won’t want anyone else fire proofing your restaurant exhaust system again!
Click here today to schedule an appointment with LA Hood Cleaning for fast-acting results from the best commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning.
If you are looking for the best way to save your roof from getting damaged by a large accumulation of grease out of your exhaust fan system, then look no further. We have different sizes that will fit any business cooking grease volume and most importantly, we can help you avoid those hefty fines! The EPA can give you up to $5000 in fines if they find out that you don’t have proper exhaust grease containment system. You won’t find another company like us who is willing to go the extra mile just so our clients stay happy.
Call us today at (310) 340-6232 or click this link right now so we can get started on protecting your roof! Don’t wait until it’s too late because the EPA might be knocking on your door before you know it. We offer a warranty with every purchase which means if anything goes wrong, we gotcha covered! What do ya say? Are we friends yet? Let’s make this happen already! Click here now to find out more about rooftop grease containment systems.
If you’re not familiar with the importance of exhaust fan hinges, here’s a quick bit of information. Exhaust turbines must be installed in such a way that they can ventilate smoke and fumes from cooking appliances. This is usually done by installing an upblast or side-wall mounted hood fan above the cooking surface. The most often used kind of hinge used to attach these types of fans is called a “swing out” hinge. These hinged devices allow for easy access to clean and maintenance of the unit while also allowing it to swing open when necessary for cleaning purposes.
Exhaust Fan Hinges Are Required By Law On Upblast Exhaust Fans!
Restaurant Exhaust Fan Hinges Are One Of The Most Important Yet Overlooked Fan Accessories!
You need reliable restaurant equipment like this at prices you can afford – which is where we come in! We have been providing hinge kits at wholesale cost since we started our company. Whenever we come across an exhaust fan with no hinges or broken hinges, we take pictures and show you. Then we order the parts so that we can install them during our next hood cleaning. If you know, for sure, that you need exhaust fan hinges installed, let us know and we’ll make sure to have a set with us to install on our next visit. We offer standard duty and heavy duty hinges. Take a look at our Rooftop Exhaust Fan Hinge page for more details.
LA Hood Cleaning • Santa Monica • California • (310) 340-6232