Cleaning & Servicing Commercial Kitchen Equipment
- April 07, 2020
Any good kitchen runs the best when everything in the kitchen is running smoothly and correctly, and this is especially true for kitchen appliances such as stoves, ovens, refrigerators, and especially the exhaust hood system. While regularly scheduled cleaning and servicing should be part of every kitchen’s routine, it is not always the case. No matter how busy the kitchen may be you are at the helm of your exhaust hood system and if that goes down you risk kitchen downtime. In order to mitigate the risk of a kitchen shutdown a regularly scheduled cleaning and servicing should be in place for all kitchen equipment.
A commercial kitchen space that is not adequately cleaned puts the entire kitchen at risk. Unclean equipment will begin to wear down. Kitchen staff could potentially get sick, and grease buildup could lead to staff slipping, as well as potential pests. Most of the time a nightly clean up as the kitchen closes is adequate in the short term, however a deep cleaning from time to time will keep the kitchen running at peak performance. This can be on a monthly, quarterly, or bi-yearly schedule - it depends on factors such as kitchen size, appliances that are being used (kitchens that cook with grease should be professionally cleaned more of then a bakery, for example).
Hiring a professional and insured company to clean your kitchen space is your best option for the deep cleaning. A good cleaning company will know how to properly deep clean all elements of the kitchen space in an efficient and timely manner to ensure as little down time as possible while proving a proper thorough cleaning. A good cleaning company will also check and assess your kitchen equipment for any other issues such as parts that may be damaged and need replacing, which they can handle for you as well.
Keeping your kitchen space running smoothly is mostly a matter of preventive measures. If you practice nightly clean ups, as well as regularly scheduled maintenance and deep cleanings of your kitchen space and appliances, your kitchen should be able to avoid critical down time. Check your appliances monthly for any signs of damage or defects, and replace any parts that may show signs of wear such as Exhaust Fan Belts. HoodMart.com 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.