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Commercial Kitchen Fires Damage 11,000 Yearly

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that 57% of restaurant fires start on cooking equipment and then move into the hood exhaust system. That’s why it’s imperative that regular maintenance of a restaurant’s hood exhaust system is performed. Keeping your restaurant exhaust system clean is one of the primary defenses against kitchen hazards.

When your kitchen hood exhaust system is working at it’s best it evacuates the smoke and grease out of the building and produces a cleaner, cooler kitchen and better working environment for staff.

Make Sure Your Exhaust Cleaning Services Are “Complete”

Not all hood cleaning services are equal. So when evaluating vendors for kitchen exhaust cleaning services, ask if they do a complete cleaning of your entire exhaust system including the ductwork and fan.

What To Look For

Philadelphia has no shortage of hood cleaning vendors. Most of these hood-cleaning contractors offer a “hood cleaning service” which does not include the ductwork or rooftop fan. This can be deceiving because these may keep the interior of the kitchen looking clean, while actually doing very little to secure fire safety and reduce health threats.

Here at IMC we provide a complete cleaning of the system – from the hood in the kitchen to the fan on the roof. This reduces the risk of kitchen fires and ensures compliance with fire regulations.

When choosing a company to clean your commercial kitchen exhaust system you can choose a vendor that cleans to the bare minimum, or a vendor that cleans to a standard. Since 2006, we’ve provided services according to the standards of the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA).

Benefits Of Hiring IMC For Your Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning

As an IKECA member, IMC offers qualified and certified staff that will be following industry standards and guidelines to ensure a job done right.

As an IKECA member we comply with insurance standards, adhere to a strict Code of Ethics, and maintain staff certified to IKECA standards, which include NFPA 96, OSHA Safety Regulations, and pertinent standards of the International Code Council.