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New Orleans Hood Cleaning has been serving the greater New Orleans area for many years. We have trained and skilled technicians who have not only been doing hood cleaning for New Orleans restaurants, yet we have cleaned hoods in institutions, special event centers, helped living residences, healthcare facilities, hotels – well practically about any place that has a professional kitchen in New Orleans.
When it comes to educating our New Orleans techs|engineers, we follow the National Fire Protection Association Code 96 for Hood Cleaning in New Orleans. These are the codes that local municipalities, like New Orleans adopt, thus they are vital to follow. The codes are in place to avoid electrical, fire, and other hazards which could lead to a huge economic loss. We believe it is important to prevent property damage, injury and even death by making sure all hood cleaning techs are thoroughly trained before they are able to go out into the field to perform top-notch hood cleaning.
The codes also specify how frequently a New Orleans commercial kitchen’s hood cleaning should be performed. Contaminants and grease can build up in the hood if it is not cleaned by a skilled technician on a regular basis, causing grease to spill over onto the roof. This creates a serious fire hazard because the smallest spark could set the grease on fire. We’ve seen this happen before, (fortunately, not in New Orleans), and the building damage may cause the commercial kitchen to close. Another reason to hire a professional hood cleaner is for the sake of insurance. If a fire occurs and the owner/manager cannot prove that their hood has been thoroughly cleaned, the damage may not be covered.
At New Orleans Hood Cleaning we believe it is critical to remove grease not only in the ducts, but also in the fans, turbines, and any other areas where grease has accumulated. We polish the hood once the grease is removed to give it that “like new” appearance. New Orleans Inspectors will be able to see that the hood was thoroughly cleaned because our specialists will place a dated sticker on it.
The health department and the New Orleans Fire Marshal are increasingly requesting that commercial kitchens have their hoods professionally cleaned in New Orleans. Over sixty-four percent of the fires reported were thought to be caused by contaminates and grease buildup. We’ve received numerous calls from panicked restaurant managers/owners asking with us to clean their hood as soon as possible since they fear going they are going to be shut down if it isn’t done within a specified amount of time.
Many commercial kitchen owners/manager in New Orleans are unsure how often they should have their hoods cleaned by a professional. The National Fire Protection Association makes the following recommendations:
If a commercial kitchen is using solid fuels like charcoal, coal, wood or wood pellets, the hood should be cleaned once a month.
If a restaurant kitchen is open twenty-four hours a day, wok cooking or charbroiling (especially hamburger places), the hood should be cleaned once every three months.
There are many kitchens that see moderate use so they may need only have a professional hood cleaning done twice a year.
They recommend annually if the kitchen does a low volume of cooking. Places like these are typically senior centers, churches, day camps and seasonal businesses.
Our team of hood cleaning experts that serve New Orleans will check the system and, if necessary, make repair recommendations. They’ll also determine how often the exhaust system needs to be cleaned and include that information on the sticker. This is advantageous to the restaurant owner/manager because it keeps the health department and fire department at bay, as well as the insurance company satisfied.
You will be greeted professionally when you reach out to New Orleans Hood Cleaning. Because every commercial kitchen is set up differently, it is often impossible for us to offer you a quote for service over the phone. We may need to have one of our team members come out to see how much buildup has accumulated since the last hood cleaning, depending on when you had the hood professionally cleaned. Also, the size of the hood comes into play as well as the accumulation that may be on the roof.
Many times, when we arrived to offer an estimate, we discovered that the previous New Orleans hood cleaners had failed to remove the grease that had spilled over onto the roof. We had to use shovels to remove the pounds of grease from one roof. This is quite dangerous since it can seriously damage the roof, requiring roof replacement. Also, if it rains or snow melts, the grease will mix with the water and wash down the building’s side into the storm drains. This could result in an environmental hazard, and the restaurant owner/manager will be held responsible. Fines and clean-up can be pretty costly.
Many New Orleans commercial kitchens owners/managers we speak with rely on their kitchen staff to keep the hood clean. Because they are not professionally trained, they may not be aware of all the areas that need to be cleaned. It’s also crucial to properly dispose of the grease. Please take a peek at our About Us page before calling us for further information.
Our professionals will take before and after digital images for your records when you hire us. We’ll also put a sticker on the hood with our name on it and the date it was cleaned. As a result, many commercial kitchen owners/managers have noticed a reduction in their insurance premiums. It’ll also come in handy if a New Orleans Fire Inspector or a Health Inspector shows up for one of their “surprise” visits.
Contact us today to schedule your hood cleaning and you will see why our clients in New Orleans love us!
New Orleans Hood Cleaning • New Orleans • Louisiana • 504-800-8711