Plenum comparison before and after

Your kitchen hoods need regular cleaning as required by NFPA-96 Standard. To achieve this, you need to hire professional cleaning experts to do this job. They may clean your kitchen hoods using two methods. First is hand scraping which is basically using a hand scraper to remove the grease that has built up inside your kitchen hoods. However, this method has its limitations because a person cannot reach all areas in your entire kitchen exhaust system. This is where the second method plays its role. This method is called steam washing or pressure washing.

Pressure washing or steam washing is more standard-compliant that hand scraping because it cleans the system down to “bare metal.” That is the requirement of NFPA-96 Standard. This method involves the use of caustic chemical cleaners to clean your entire kitchen hoods, vents, ductworks, and fans.

What are some of the chemicals used in cleaning kitchen hoods?

Some of the caustic chemicals used in cleaning hoods are stated below. It should be noted here that only professionals must use these chemicals and they should be handled with care properly.

  • Stainless steel cleaners

These are perfect for kitchen hood systems

  • SAFECID: Non-toxic degreasers

These chemicals are as strong as sodium hydroxide, cuts and emulsify greases without any odors or fumes. They are non-hazardous, non-corrosive, biodegradable, and with no disposal restrictions.

  • Oil Eater: Eco-Friendly Cleaners

These chemicals safely dissolve grease and oil on almost any surface. They are non-toxic, non-corrosive and biodegradable.