A Kitchen Exhaust Hood is also called a Vent Hood, Extractor Hood, Cooker Hob, Ventilation Hood or Cooker Hood.
Kitchen Exhaust Hood and Filters Cleaning involves:
§ Degreasing & Cleaning of Kitchen Exhaust Hood (Interior & Exterior)
§ Degreasing & Cleaning of Exhaust Hood Grease Filters
Types of Kitchen Exhaust Hood & Filters Cleaning
We will do a major Degreasing of the Kitchen Exhaust Hood as well as the Grease Filters to ensure efficient extraction of grease, smoke and odour generated from cooking. It ensures Chefs do not face the problem of oil dripping onto their uniforms from the Hood overhead when cooking.
It prepares Kitchens to comply with Singapore SCDF Regulations and for SFA Hygiene Grading prior to License issue as cleanliness of the Kitchen Exhaust Hood is inspected, being one of the assessment criteria.
For Clients requiring Regular Maintenance & Cleaning of Kitchen Exhaust System
Our team will come in on a regular basis (Monthly, Bi-Monthly or 3-Monthly) after the Kitchen operation hours, to clean the Kitchen Exhaust Hood and Grease Filters thoroughly and professionally. We can clean overnight for Kitchens that close late after dinner service or even on Sundays and Public Holidays, to minimise disruption to Kitchen operations.
The most common cleaning frequency for an average restaurant is every 3 Months/Quarterly. This can vary, depending on the type of cooking and volume of cooking.
For more heavier and oily cooking and larger volume cooking, cleaning is best done Monthly or Bi-Monthly. For example, Kitchen Exhaust Hoods over Charcoal-burning stoves, BBQ, Tandoori, Chinese-Wok cooking range, require more frequent cleaning than say, cooking involving steaming.
For the specific cleaning frequency for your Kitchen Exhaust Hood, our staff will assess your Kitchen and advise accordingly on the optimal cleaning frequency.
Benefits of Regular Maintenance & Cleaning of Kitchen Hood
This prevents smoke and odour from filling the Kitchen causing the Kitchen to be Hot and Smoky. The high temperature in the Kitchen makes Kitchen Staff uncomfortable and tired, reducing productivity and they might fall sick often.
In some cases, smoke and odour can escape to the dining area causing an unpleasant experience for customers.
Most importantly, eliminates a potential Fire Hazard! The grease build-up in the Filters and Exhaust Hood can act as fuel for fire.
1. A flame flares up from the stove or wok
2. The fire comes in contact with Filters on the Exhaust Hood above the stove
3. The Grease on the Filters is ignited
4. The Grease present on the surrounding Filters as well as the Grease present on the Exhaust Hood encourages the fire to spread
5. The entire Kitchen Exhaust Hood becomes engulfed in flames
This is why the SFA, SCDF and Landlords strictly enforce Regular Cleaning and Maintaining of Kitchen Exhaust Hood.
You also get a healthy and safe Kitchen all year round and not worry about SFA spot checks on Kitchen Exhaust System Cleanliness, providing you peace of mind!
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