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Who Offers Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning for Pensacola Restaurants?

5/28/2020 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Technicians Provide Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Services and More For Pensacola Restaurants

Restaurants need community support now more than ever. As eateries prepare to reopen their doors to patrons, kitchen maintenance is a must to prevent disasters and mechanical failures that can disrupt the flow of business. Fortunately, there is a licensed team that can help.

If your Pensacola restaurant needs if/then, commercial kitchen cleanup for your Pensacola eatery, SERVPRO technicians are now licensed to provide the following services:

  • Exhaust hood cleaning and filter changes
  • Restaurant equipment disinfectant application
  • Electrostatic spraying at no additional cost every time you change your filters

SERVPRO also provides odor control services, mold remediation, fire, and water-related disaster cleanup, and much more to keep commercial facilities cleaned to code. Technicians and franchise owners alike receive training in disaster cleaning, restoration, and rebuilding to benefit local businesses.

Adhering to NFPA Requirements for Kitchen Hood and Exhaust Systems

Your inspection frequency may vary based on the type of food service that you offer:

  • Annual service is required for low-volume cooking operations. This can include day camps, churches, and seasonal businesses.
  • Semi-annual service is necessitated for moderate-volume cooking operations.
  • Quarterly servicing is required for high-volume eateries, such as charbroiling, wok cooking, or 24-hour eateries
  • Monthly service is needed for eateries that cook with solid fuel like charcoal.

How NFPA 96 Applies to Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hoods

Cleaning for Escambia County commercial kitchen exhaust systems is a complex process that must be performed by licensed professionals. SERVPRO can ensure that cleanup is done per National Fire Protection Association requirements per NFPA 96.

What is NFPA 96?

This code sets the minimum standards necessary for the cleaning of commercial kitchen exhaust systems. Its full title is NFPA 96: Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations. This collection of best practices reduces fire risks for building occupants, cleaning operators, and assets in both private and public commercial kitchen spaces.

What provisions are in NFPA 96 for exhaust system filters?

Pensacola eateries should be aware of the following guidelines for their exhaust hood filters:

  • Grease filters should be easy to access and remove for cleaning and replacement and must be installed at an angle no less than 45 degrees from the horizontal.
  • All exhaust air should pass through these filters, and the material should not distort or crush during day-to-day operations, handling, or cleaning.
  • Filters should be made of steel or an equivalent material.
  • Avoid the use of mesh filters unless they are an integral part of the exhaust hood or work in conjunction with a primary hood per UL 1046. These filters should be a minimum of 1.2 meters—or 4 feet—above the cooking surface that uses solid fuel.
  • Spark arrestor filters are required for cooking facilities that use solid fuel like wood or charcoal.

NFPA 96 also covers fire codes for grease containment systems, duct access, access panels, and fan hinges, as well as hood inspection and cleaning.

How SERVPRO Cleans Your Commercial Kitchen Space

Exhaust cleaning is performed in accordance with NFPA 96 with commercial-grade equipment. Cleanup can include grease removal, filter changes, and inspecting and repositioning equipment to fit current NFPA guidelines. SERVPRO technicians also offer a multi-pronged cleaning service that is aimed at more than just cleaning Pensacola exhaust systems. This team can also apply disinfectant to all surfaces in your eatery with a commercial-grade electrostatic sprayer.

This sprayer works by dispensing a fine mist that carries a positive electrical charge. The charge draws it to all kinds of surfaces, even hard-to-reach areas behind equipment, cabinetry, and every other nook and cranny in your facility. The layer of cleaner created by this mist goes on dry so that staff can get back to business within minutes of application. This service comes for free with your exhaust hood servicing and filter changes to ensure that your restaurant is thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom.

Technicians can also apply EPA-registered disinfectant solutions to surfaces in your commercial facilities. These cleaners are hospital-grade and also suitable for sanitizing food preparation spaces. Steam cleaning equipment is also used for sanitizing commercial kitchens and ridding them of grease and other debris.

SERVPRO of West Pensacola wants to support local restaurants with a thorough cleanup that keeps their eateries up to code and compliant with NFPA regulations. Find out more about our range hood, exhaust cleaning, and electrostatic spraying services when you call (850) 469-1160.

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