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  1. How To Avoid Issues With An Inspector

    One of the pitfalls and major annoyances of running a commercial kitchen space is keeping the
    kitchen up to code. Every city and state require restaurants and other commercial kitchens to
    abide by their codes and rules, and to help ensure you meet their health and safety standards
    you will be randomly visited by an inspector every few months. The inspector’s job is to not only
    ensure your kitchen is keeping up to health standards for food quality and cleanliness on top of
    also ensuring that your kitchen space does not pose any safety and fire risks.


    When an inspector comes to look at your kitchen, they generally are looking at a few areas of
    your kitchen. For starters they want to ensure that your kitchen area has adequate ventilation.
    Proper ventilation may be different from restaurant to restaurant based on the different factors,
    including the layout of your kitchen and the food that your kitchen is outputting. For example, if
    you are cooking high fat foods you are going to be producing much heavier volumes of grease
    and therefore will require a stronger ventilation system than say a bakery. Be sure that your
    hood system is set up properly for your kitchen’s specific needs, and that your ventilation
    system is enough for those needs.


    Your kitchen’s layout will also be reviewed by an inspector. Cooking equipment is best suited up
    against the back wall of a kitchen area, with a wall mounted hood system placed above it. An
    island set up is doable, as overhead...

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  2. 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 ...

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  3. Preventing Kitchen Fires This Holiday Season
    As the holiday season picks up restaurants around the country are going to start seeing their traffic increase steadily. To help ensure that your restaurant runs smoothly you need to ensure your kitchen is bringing it’s A game. With all the cra...

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  4. Rooftop Grease Buildup and How To Prevent It
    If you are running a commercial kitchen space and are dealing with grease, oils, and fats, you are at risk of grease buildups. Different kitchens deal with grease differently – some collect the grease and then send it out for recycling, others ...

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  5. What To Ask When Hiring A Professional Exhaust Hood Cleaning Service
    Maintaining and cleaning your exhaust hood is ...

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