Monthly Archives: December 2018
Categories: PRODUCT CARE
- December 12, 2018
Part of running a kitchen is routine maintenance, and unfortunately a lot of the time if the equipment isn’t broken it is overlooked. One of the most overlooked items in a kitchen is the exhaust hood system, and sometimes it is neglected until it’s not working properly before a service or cleaning is called in. If you’re cooking with grease you should have your hood professionally cleaned more often than someone running a cleaner non-grease kitchen, such as a bakery, however professional cleaning is needed regardless. Before you call in for professional cleaning quotes you should know what plays into the cost of a commercial hood cleaning.
One of the biggest factors to the cost of a professional hood cleaning is physical location – the closer you are to a metropolitan area the more hood cleaning businesses you are going to find and therefore more competitive prices. If you live in an area with less hood cleaning businesses, the company you choose to clean your hood system may have to travel a longer distance and that could increase the cost of the cleaning. The size of your restaurant(s) also plays into the cost – if your kitchen is larger you may have large and long duct run with elbows or even multiple exhaust hood systems, and this will increase your cleaning costs. If you do not wish to allow the cleaning service to use your water supply, they may have to bring in their own water supply and thus charge you for this cost. If your hood system is in bad condition, or if there hasn’t been regular cleanings or maintenance, the c...