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  1. Cleaning Commercial Kitchen Hood Systems During Covid-19 Pandemic

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    The government plans to resume activities in the coming weeks. Be sure you are ready to get back to business by ensuring your kitchen exhaust system is NFPA 96 compliant before you do.  We anticipate strong demand from our customers and invite you to GET PRIORITY SCHEDULING NOW and beat the rush.  The inspection of the kitchen exhaust system is mandatory on an annual basis according to the NFPA 96 standard, make sure your certification is up to date when you resume regular activities. Our teams are currently available to do the work day or night, according to your needs.

    Rest assured that all necessary measures are taken to ensure the safety of our employees and our loyal customers:

    • No technician presenting symptoms of COVID-19 comes to our customers or our offices.

    • Technicians have undergone internal training and practice good hygiene and social distancing measures.

    • Technicians are provided with recommended Personal Protective Equipment to ensure safety.

    • Technicians have limited interaction with customers and others to comply with social distancing.

    Pressure-Kleen Services has been designated as an essential services company during the COVID-19 pandemic period and we are still open for business.

    Contact us by email at info@pressurekleen.com or request a quote

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  2. Understanding NFPA 96 Standards


    NFPA logo (1)The National Fire Protection Association NFPA 96 has been establishing the standards for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Equipment since 1946.  It provides the minimum fire safety requirements (preventative and operative) related to the design, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of all public and private cooking operations. (NFPA 96, 1.1)

    We take our responsibility seriously when it comes to inspecting, cleaning and documenting our kitchen exhaust system services.  We educate our staff with the most current codes and guidelines listed in NFPA 96 and we want our customers to be educated as well.  The following table shows the inspection frequency for different cooking types.

    Kitchen Exhaust System Inspection Schedule  

    Excerpt from NFPA 96 11.4

    Systems serving solid fuel cooking operations MONTHLY
    Systems serving high-volume cooking operations, such as 24-hour cooking, charbroiling or wok cooking QUARTERLY
    Systems serving moderate-volume cooking operations SEMI-ANNUALLY
    Systems serving low-volume cooking, such as churches, day camps, seasonal businesses or senior centres ANNUALLY

    11.6.1 Cleaning of Exhaust Systems

    If, upon inspection, the exhaust system is found to be contaminated with deposits from grease-laden vapors, the contaminated portions of the exhaust system shall be cleaned by a properly trained, qualified, and certified person(s) acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.

    Don’t let some fly-by-night cleaning company leave you at risk of fire and liability.  Choose a company with technicians qualified educated in NFPA 96 standards and more than 50 years of expertise in kitchen exhaust cleaning.

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