The Average Cost of a Commercial Exhaust Hood Cleaning

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 cleaning job itself may be significantly more difficult and require a lengthier cleaning – this too can affect the cost of the cleaning.

If you need an exhaust hood cleaning you should shop around locally for quotes, and while doing so also ask for the company’s method of charging (hourly vs flat rate). On average you the cost of a commercial hood cleaning is $102.96 per hour for a two-man crew. However, each project and kitchen are different and additional charges may apply such as traveling expenses, access panel removal / reinstallation, and larger kitchens. For more questions to ask your hood cleaning company when shopping around be sure to check out our guide on What To Ask When Hiring A Professional Exhaust Hood Cleaning Service. HoodMart provides our customers with a wide range of exhaust hood systems - from Compensating (Short Cycle) to Perforated Supply Plenum PSP - as well as all exhaust hood accessories such as no weld Grease Duct, hood filters, canopy hood lights, and curbs. If you still have questions regarding the purchase of your hood system, please feel free to contact one of our experts today by calling us at 1.800.715.1014 or by contacting us through our live chat system.