The Benefits Of A Rooftop Grease Containment System
The majority of commercial properties put commercial equipment on the roof of the buildings. If you've ever seen a commercial rooftop you have most likely seen several different appliances, such as AC systems and communication equipment. Commercial properties that contain kitchen spaces and restaurants are no different, which is why you will often find exhaust hood systems, fans, etc. installed on rooftops in commercial settings.
For kitchen spaces that are utilizing grease while cooking a rooftop grease containment system is a no brainer - it is basically a giant filter that captures grease that is pulled from the air of the kitchen space through the exhaust system. By capturing the airborne particles that are being expelled from the exhaust system you are removing things such as grease, dirt, and other grime that can cause problems within the kitchen itself - including health hazards and grease fires that can be caused by grease buildups. While pulling the grease out of the kitchen is important it is also important to ensure the grease that is being expelled from the kitchen doesn't build up on the rooftop where it can cause fire risks and other issues for the other commercial equipment that is installed on the rooftop. This is why a rooftop grease containment system is so important, because it protects the other commercial equipment that is sharing the rooftop, the roof itself, and improving kitchen functionality.
As time has gone on it has become more standard for rooftop grease containment systems to be required by local building guidelines, so installation may be required in order to pass code. On top of local code there has also been an increasing trend for commercial insurance companies to require a rooftop grease containment system in order to insure commercial properties. The installation of a grease containment system should be handled by a professional, and you can even install a grease containment system to an existing exhaust hood and fan system.
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. We also offer a wide range of walk-in refrigeration systems to meet your needs. 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 contacting us through our live chat system.