A restaurant’s cleanliness is one of the first things customers notice when they walk through the door. Whether it’s an unpleasant kitchen odor, scuffed tile flooring or a not-so-clean bathroom, the first hint of a dirty and potentially unsanitary facility can send guests heading for the door.
Typically made from aluminum or stainless steel, baffle filters – often called hood filters – function by forcing grease-saturated air to quickly and repeatedly change direction as it rises through the filter. Because the grease droplets cannot change directions as rapidly as the air carrying them, they end up condensing and sticking to the metal blades and then draining into the filter tray. This also drastically reduces the risk of spreading flames should a fire break out on the cooking surface below.
You don’t have to own a restaurant to have a commercial kitchen. Hospitals and nursing homes, airports and government facilities, hotels, schools and even food trucks are some of our customers that all have kitchens that can feed a crowd. It takes longer for grease to build up in a low-volume commercial kitchen, but that doesn’t mean you can ignore it altogether. After enough time has passed, a neglected school kitchen vent hood could become just as filthy as one in a high-volume restaurant. A vent hood cleaning company like Halo Restoration Services makes sure the kitchen exhaust systems of both low- and high-volume cooking operations are kept clean to national standards.
A clean vent hood and exhaust system can drastically reduce the chances of a fire in your commercial kitchen. Having a dirty hood, filters and grease trap is fuel for an intense fire, which can quickly overcome the fire protection system and lead to disaster.