Kitchen Exhaust Inspections
The kitchen exhaust inspections process is outlined in the NFPA 96 Codes. The codes require hood cleaning businesses to examine the complete kitchen exhaust system and fill out an inspection document. Both kitchen exhaust system cleaning reports and kitchen exhaust system inspection reports are expected to be kept on record by the qualified companies for a term of 3 years. If there is a fire in the kitchen area exhaust system these records can be court ordered to be supplied by the company that carried out the cleaning/ inspection to the court or AHJ “Authority Having Jurisdiction”?Wise companies supply and keep a log of pictures for each cleaning and inspection that they execute due to this reality. Here at A1SCS, we keep a virtual record of all after service reports, FLRA’s and other pertinent information that you may require down the road.
Kitchen Exhaust Inspections Process
Whenever a certified A1SCS Hood Cleaning Specialist arrives at your professional cooking operation for an inspection, We proceed with a systematic though procedure. First, we introduce ourselves to the customer. We begin at this point with taking the photos of the Hood, Plenum, filters, Duct Work And Fan. After the pictures are obtained, We fill out a photo record. The photo log and pictures are registered in our online system for you to view anytime you desire. Once the photo log is completed we fill out an inspection record. This inspection record is filed online in our system so you can review it whenever you feel the need to review it. We then place a sticker label of compliance on your hood. Lastly, we email the finished inspection record as well as the photos and picture record to the client. Inspections are a great way to determine accurately just how much grease laden vapors build up in your system as time passes.
Why do you need kitchen exhaust inspections?
There are numerous reasons a commercial cooking operation could use kitchen exhaust inspections. Maybe your system is clean following 1, 3 or 6 months. Thoroughly clean meaning well below 2000 microns of grease. If this is your case it may only require being inspected rather than cleaned. This, of course, is much less expensive! Another reason may end up being, you would like to learn if the company you are utilizing is doing their job correctly. We charge a Flat Fee of Only $250 For A Stickered Inspection! You need to remember that an inspection is definitely not a guess of how much grease laden vapors are in your kitchen exhaust system. It is really an exact rating utilizing a grease comb. We can not place a compliance sticker label on your hood for an inspection if your hood, filters, plenum or ductwork is over 2000 microns. Or if your fan is over 3175 microns. Anything above these kinds of levels needs to be cleaned!
If you are the business or building owner you are responsible for making sure your system is up to the standards set out in NFPA 96. Simply hiring a company to do the job does not relieve you of your responsibilities. You will be held accountable for the cost of damage and potentially face litigation in the event of a fire.
You need to make sure that you are hiring a trained, qualified, professional grease duct cleaning company for your kitchen exhaust system. One that will provide you will a full after service report proving that the entire system has been cleaned to the standard, including pictures. Saving a few dollars by hiring someone that only cleans the areas you can see can cost you everything in the end.
A1 Speciality Cleaning Services is a professional exhaust hood cleaning services company and much more, we also offer commercial janitorial services, general pressure washing, and kitchen equipment cleaning services.