Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning

Cleaning kitchen exhausts is required for every commerical cooking establishment

About Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning

By law, kitchen exhaust cleaning is required for virtually every commercial cooking establishment in the United States. Restaurants, hospitals, hotels, employee cafeterias and other food service locations have a hood and ductwork over the stove to exhaust smoke, steam, and fumes out of the building.

These exhaust gases leave a residue on the inside of the ductwork. Heavy grease buildup, whether in a restaurant or home, creates a fire hazard.

Kitchen exhaust cleaning is often referred to as restaurant hood cleaning or commercial hood cleaning. They all refer to the same process, but hood cleaning is a bit of a misnomer. The actual hood is the canopy outside the exhaust system and kitchen exhaust cleaning involves removing grease that has accumulated behind the filters and in the ducts and fans of kitchen exhaust systems.

Proper kitchen exhaust cleaning is critical to fire prevention. Improper grease exhaust cleaning can lead to potential fire safety risk.

Hughes Environmental is certified by the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA). IKECA members are committed to a thorough cleaning of the entire exhaust system, from the hood in the kitchen to the fan on the roof. Members follow the highest cleaning and inspection standards in the industry.

All of our work is guaranteed to pass fire, health, and insurance inspection.


Are Hughes Environmental technicians certified?

Yes! Working with Hughes, you can expect technicians that are trained, certified and up-to-date on common best practices. We have an OSHA trainer on staff, and our technicians have been through OSHA 10- or 30-hour training. We also have Council-certified Indoor Environmentalists (CIE) and Council-certified Microbial Remediators (CMR) on staff. For a full list of certifications please visit our About page.

Do you perform work nationwide?

Yes! We are a National Service provider that is familiar with proper facility cleaning solutions. No matter where you are located, we have your facility cleaning needs covered. Contact us today to learn more.

Do you provide project reports after each cleaning?

Yes! After each project, Hughes can create a project report for you summarizing the work that was done. Each report will include before and after pictures. Please tell your account rep that you want a project report!

Reduce Risk of Fires

If enough grease residue exists within the ducts, it can act as a source of fuel, carrying the fire further into the exhaust system.

Improved Ventilation

Improve the ventilation of smoke and other odors throughout your kitchen creating a fresher environment.

Code Compliance

A failed inspection may put cost time and money. Stay in compliance to avoid a fine or business suspension.

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Commercial Kitchen Exhaust System Cleaning Benefits

Here are several reasons why your facility can benefit from our commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning service:
Help control fungal, bacterial and insect growth of contaminates
Prevent fire hazards to make sure your systems run efficiently
Prevent quality control issues with routine maintenance
Prevent loss of energy required from most industrial facilities
Removal of all debris, dirt, dust, or sludge that cause blockages or potential health concerns

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