Your commercial kitchen must be kept clean and it’s essential that you have a plan to make sure that every component of the kitchen is clean – including the commercial kitchen ventilation system. The best way to accomplish this is by using a commercial degreasing compound. It will get rid of all that grimy, greasy buildup that can cover the ductwork, fans, hood, and filters.
Removing all of the residue on a regular basis is necessary not only to ensure that your equipment is working as well as it possibly can, but to reduce the chance of a fire in your kitchen. The more grease there is, the more likely it is that the grease will catch fire and it will spread quickly.
How to choose the right commercial degreasing product
There are a few things you’ll have to think about when you choose a commercial degreasing product. First, make sure that you’re aware that any degreasing product that works well is going to be irritating and caustic to the skin. We recommend that you look for options that are less harsh than others, but be aware that so-called eco-friendly or non-toxic options don’t work well. We hope this will change in the near future but for the moment, there are no other options.
Second, keep in mind that you’re going to be dealing with a strong chemical odor. What you’re looking for is something that has fumes that will dissipate quickly. As you can imagine, you’ll need to use these products when the kitchen is closed and there are not guests in your restaurant who will smell the degreaser working.
Read the direction on the degreasing compound you use
Before you use whatever degreasing product you’ve chosen, make sure you read the directions carefully. This is true even if you’ve used a different degreasing product in the past because they are not all the same.
When you’re ready to start, turn off every component of your ventilation system and let it cool completely. In the meantime, you can get the kitchen ready to start cleaning. Make sure you have protective equipment like gloves, face masks, goggles, etc.
As you’re cleaning, make sure you’re rinsing all your equipment with clear water to get rid of all residue of the chemicals. When the equipment is clean and dry, turn the system on so that it’s ready to work when you need it.