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What is a “hood wiper” ? A hood wiper is a person or company that simply wipes down the visible areas of the commercial kitchen exhaust system, this practice  leaves your commercial kitchen exhaust duct system with grease buildup that hardens to a concrete point, following from years of grease accumulation. This becomes a highly flammable fuel source inside your kitchen exhaust duct system.

 

What is a Professional Hood Cleaning Company? A person and/or companies that have the knowledge to follow fire codes, NFPA codes to eliminate fire hazard and to be in compliance with your local fire Marshall. While a “hood wiper” only wipes the visible areas, a professional hood cleaning company clean the entire exhaust hood system  including: duct, access panel, plenum, exhaust fan, and exhaust hood.

 

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Very professional, great customer service!! Everything was as they said it was and Eduardo was excellent. we’ve been looking for a good hood cleaning service for more than 10 years and we have finally found one. Thank you for taking your business seriously and valuing our time and money
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Pablo the technician that came out did an awesome job he was definitely focused on getting the job done but getting the job done correctly he let me know of any issues I had with my hood system and they were all corrected I must admit this guy’s awesome last time I had my hood cleaned it took three people and still didn’t look as good or run as good as it did after Pablo finished with it highly recommended company will definitely be my go-to from now on
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We love the job the guys do. Our restaurant hood system was in bad condition in the past, since we hire Elite Hood Service we don’t have any problem with our restaurant hood system, Elite perform an excellent hood cleaning service job we recommend Elite Hood Service.
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A kitchen exhaust is a ventilation system that extracts smoke, heat, and odor from cooking surfaces. If you are a restaurant manager, this device can come in handy for your restaurants. Large scale cooking is bound to get messy at some point, and if commercial owners do not take precautions, a fire outburst will occur. The kitchen exhaust protects the restaurant from hazards, but more importantly, clients and staff. The kitchen exhaust is great, no doubt, but over time depending on the cooking scale, grease does build up in parts of the system.

 

Restaurant managers are often clueless about what a properly cleaned exhaust system looks like and might find it difficult to choose the right equipment or the right professional cleaning service for the job. A complete kitchen exhaust is fitted with a hood, hood filters, exhaust fan, and horizontal and vertical ductwork; this is necessary to keep in compliance with certain standards for protection. Commercial facility owners should always have a guideline from a standard association on the safety requirements for public and private cooking operations. 

A great guideline is the NFPA-96 Standard (National Fire Protection Association Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations 2011 edition). Having an understanding of the requirements for proper equipment and cleaning necessities provides law for virtually every commercial cooking establishment that require a base for owners to keep to standard as kitchen exhaust cleaning.

What Is Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning (Hood Cleaning)?

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Kitchen exhaust cleaning (often referred to as hood cleaning) is the process of removing grease that has accumulated inside the ducts, hoods, fans, and vents of exhaust systems of commercial kitchens. Left uncleaned, kitchen exhaust systems eventually accumulate enough grease to become extreme fire hazards. Exhaust systems must be inspected regularly, at intervals consistent with usage, to determine whether cleaning is needed before a dangerous amount of grease has accumulated. 

Kitchen exhaust cleaning or restaurant hood cleaning service is a service required by law to be served in regular basic. Elite Hood Service specializes in kitchen exhaust hood cleaning for restaurants and other commercial facilities in North Carolina for years

How Often Should You Clean The Exhaust System?

Cleaning an exhaust system would have to depend on how frequently the kitchen is used and what type of system that has been installed. Kitchen exhausts have hoods and ductwork to remove smoke from kitchens, but some of the exhaust gases have a residual impact on the ductwork. Generally, it is advisable to clean every three months, but if the restaurant uses wood-burning or charcoal-burning stoves, you should clean as often as two weeks, the type of fuel and how much food you cook can also be a determining factor. 

For solid fuel cooking, you should clean the exhaust systems on a monthly basis. Clean exhaust systems in kitchens that cook meals moderately on a semi-annual basis and kitchens that cook a lot of food every 24-hours. Open cooking, Chinese cooking that involves cooking on the wok should quarterly cleaning. Clean exhaust systems in restaurants that use low volume cooking, for instance, seasonal restaurants even less frequently. These are baseline requirements for cleaning, but local fire codes and the type and quantity of food might require different cleaning frequencies. 

Employees should wipe down the hood box with a non-reactive soap and water every day to protect the hood from grease. Restaurants that use solid fuel should have the spark arrestors in the wood cleaned on a daily basis. Some restaurants clean filters on a weekly basis to get rid of grease buildup but some clean daily to avoid the challenges that come with either soaking the hood filter overnight or scrapping filters to get rid of grease. Cleaning filters can also be dependent on health codes for the restaurant; some require washing in three-compartment sinks, and others allow running through a dishwasher. 

The design of hoods installed in restaurants is a very important thing to observer, as some hoods come with other filters that you should maintain or replace regularly.  Exhaust systems that have pollution control equipment also come with pressure sensors to give the users a sign that the filters are full and need to be changed;  solid fuel users with charcoal filters should change these units bi-annually or quarterly. The staff should wash filter cells by hand using detergent and hot water bi-annually. It is important to regularly inspect the parts of the exhaust system that can be cleaned with a water-wash or have self-cleaning hoods to prevent grease buildup.


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Table 11.4 Schedule of Inspection for Grease Buildup

While many kitchen exhaust cleaning contractors tell their customers that a kitchen exhaust system must be CLEANED at specific periods of time, you must understand that there is no requirement within NFPA 96 identifying “scheduled cleaning.” Table 11.4 does, however, illustrate the Schedule for Inspection for Grease Buildup within a commercial ventilation system:

How Do You Decide If Your Exhaust Is Clean?

Carry out frequent inspections, check for grease buildup on the surfaces; if you find any, get it cleaned.  You can also determine how clean your exhaust surface is by using a Grease Gauge; this provides an accurate measurement by determining the fuel buildup on the surface of the exhaust system.

Importance of Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning!

It does seem an awful bother to keep checking and cleaning exhaust systems, but the truth is more often than not, fire outbreaks from restaurants occur. Yes, insurance might cover the cost of the burning building, but there is a lot of time that will be lost during trying to get the restaurant back on track. Customers might decide to find other places to eat. On the question of what could possibly be the cause of these fires, the answer is grease. This residue is not only a fire hazard, but it could also be a health hazard; grease produces odors and smoke that has a negative influence on customers. As such, it is important to get the kitchen exhaust cleaned as at when due.

Restaurant owners and managers should know that kitchen exhaust cleaning is standard in the maintenance of cooking operations. This makes it important to clean the kitchen exhaust because this is one of the ways to grade food establishments. It is important to clean the kitchen exhaust and keep all the units free from grease because health code violations are often met with strict enforcement and punishment like license retractions of the food outlets that fall short of the cleanliness criteria.

Why You Should Use A Specialized Cleaning Service?

Once you understand how important it is to meet the assessment criteria for health inspection officers, you take steps to ensure the restaurant does not lose its license or get into a fire accident. Restaurant managers should get an exhaust cleaning service to take care of all units attached to the system because they have the necessary training for it. It is easy to get rid of grease on the exhaust surface, but some units have to be dismantled before cleaning. The areas you might not be able to reach, or you do not have the proper cleaning tools for should be outsourced to an exhaust cleaning service. Areas that are not visible could have grease deposits, cleaning services are able to go through the entry point of the hood to reach the grease in the kitchen exhaust.  Professional service ensures that you are ready for a fire department inspection and insurance inspection. These services find out mechanical faults during cleaning that enables you to get preventive maintenance. These services do the hard work of cleaning filters, so you do not have to. A professional cleaning service ensures that the exhaust is cleaned according to NFPA 96 requirements. It is important to take note of all reviews before choosing a service. Choose professionals that have good reputations to their names.  

 

The Compliance Engine

 

The Compliance Engine is a simple, Internet-based tool for Fire Prevention Bureaus, Water Departments, and Building Departments to track and drive inspection and testing code compliance, reduce false alarm activity, ensure clean drinking water and provide a safer community.

It provides a secure cloud environment in which third-party contractors that inspect, test, and maintain fire protection systems backflows and elevators, submit their reports via BRYCER’s web portal directly to the Authority Having Jurisdiction, facilitating a more efficient review, tracking, and follow-up process with occupants to correct deficiencies and maintain systems.

BRYCER also provides proactive services, in addition to the web-based technology, that includes; hard and soft copy notifications, call services, analytics, consultation, 24hr support, and market education to help increase testing and maintenance activity in a given jurisdiction. The end result is a comprehensive and accurate aggregation of data around which buildings have what types of systems when they were last tested, and if there are any open deficiencies that could jeopardize their successful deployment in the event of an incident.

With The Compliance Engine, Code Officials are better equipped to do more with less in their mission to drive 100% compliance with fire protection systems, backflows and elevators adopted inspection, testing and maintenance laws.

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Elite Hood Service is your Number 1 choice when to maintain your kitchen exhaust system clean. We are specialist in Commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning, and restaurant hood cleaning with 10+years of experience in the industry.

 

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Elite Hood Service LLC Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars based on 22 customer reviews

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He did a great job. I got a text when he was otw. Did not take to long at all. Very respectful.

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Technicians were awesome while completing the hood cleaning in our kitchen.




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Job well done.

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In the commercial catering business scheduling changes at the drop of a hat. It is a terrible situation for scheduling hood cleaning, Elite makes it easy and for that we are grateful! Hoods at all our locations are serviced by Elite, and they do a fantastic job!

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1000/10 they worked very hard and it was a big job.

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The owner of Ruckus & Redemption got up on a ladder and ran his hand above and below where the grates sit in the hood and his hands came out very dirty. The inside of the housing for the grates has not been cleaned very well at all. There is still grease build up sitting in there.

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pablo d.

Restaurant hood cleaning for Element Gastropub near 421 Fayetteville St Suite 103, Raleigh, NC 27601, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near Fayetteville St, Raleigh, NC 27601
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pablo d.

Restaurant hood cleaning for Moroleon Supermarket near 1109 N Miami Blvd Durham, NC 27703, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near N Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703
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pablo d.

Restaurant hood cleaning for KinderCare #086068 near 1302 Fleming Rd Greensboro, NC 27410, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near State Rd 2136, Greensboro, NC 27410
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Just finished a project nearby, enhancing an exhaust fan's efficiency and longevity. We replaced two bearings for smoother operation and adjusted the fan belts for optimal performance, reducing motor strain.

Near E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Chapel Hill, NC - Just finished a project nearby, enhancing an exhaust fan's efficiency and longevity. We replaced two bearings for smoother operation and adjusted the fan belts for optimal performance, reducing motor strain. Chapel Hill, NC - Just finished a project nearby, enhancing an exhaust fan's efficiency and longevity. We replaced two bearings for smoother operation and adjusted the fan belts for optimal performance, reducing motor strain.
pablo d.

pablo d.

Restaurant hood cleaning for Ronnie Lucas near 1900 Lipscomb Rd E, Wilson, NC 27893, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near State Hwy 91, Wilson, NC 27893
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pablo d.

Restaurant hood cleaning for RALEIGH 2 KINDERCARE near 2300 Spring Forest Road Raleigh, NC 27615, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609
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Mariano R.

Golden Skillet in Henderson shines brighter today, thanks to Elite Hood Service's comprehensive hood system cleaning and hood filter exchange service. A spotless kitchen for golden-fried favorites. #HendersonNC #HoodClean #FilterExchange #FriedDelights

Near Dabney Dr, Henderson, NC 27536
Henderson, NC - Golden Skillet in Henderson shines brighter today, thanks to Elite Hood Service's comprehensive hood system cleaning and hood filter exchange service. A spotless kitchen for golden-fried favorites. #HendersonNC #HoodClean #FilterExchange #FriedDelights Henderson, NC - Golden Skillet in Henderson shines brighter today, thanks to Elite Hood Service's comprehensive hood system cleaning and hood filter exchange service. A spotless kitchen for golden-fried favorites. #HendersonNC #HoodClean #FilterExchange #FriedDelights
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At Han-Dee Hugo's in Raleigh, Elite Hood Service is delivering our all-in-one service: cleaning the entire pizza conveyor oven and hood system for optimal operation and safety. Here's to delicious pizzas in a spotless kitchen! #RaleighEats #OvenAndHoodClean #PizzaPerfection

Near Sellona St, Raleigh, NC 27617
Raleigh, NC - At Han-Dee Hugo's in Raleigh, Elite Hood Service is delivering our all-in-one service: cleaning the entire pizza conveyor oven and hood system for optimal operation and safety. Here's to delicious pizzas in a spotless kitchen! #RaleighEats #OvenAndHoodClean #PizzaPerfection Raleigh, NC - At Han-Dee Hugo's in Raleigh, Elite Hood Service is delivering our all-in-one service: cleaning the entire pizza conveyor oven and hood system for optimal operation and safety. Here's to delicious pizzas in a spotless kitchen! #RaleighEats #OvenAndHoodClean #PizzaPerfection
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Mariano R.

We ensure top-notch cleanliness with our exhaust system service. Here's to safe, efficient kitchens and great dining! #ChapelHillEats #ExhaustCleaning #GrillSafety

Near W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Chapel Hill, NC - We ensure top-notch cleanliness with our exhaust system service. Here's to safe, efficient kitchens and great dining! #ChapelHillEats #ExhaustCleaning #GrillSafety
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Mariano R.

This week our team was at Café Bistro, enhancing their kitchen with a full exhaust system clean and ensuring optimal safety and efficiency. Fresh, clean air for the freshest bites. #DurhamDining #BistroClean #KitchenExcellence

Near Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC 27713
Durham, NC - This week our team was at Café Bistro, enhancing their kitchen with a full exhaust system clean and ensuring optimal safety and efficiency. Fresh, clean air for the freshest bites. #DurhamDining #BistroClean #KitchenExcellence
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Mariano R.

Our tech is at Rockin' Roll Sushi Express in Durham, delivering a comprehensive hood system cleaning and updating with a new grease containment pillow. Ensuring a cleaner, safer sushi experience. #DurhamNC #HoodSystemClean #SushiSafety

Near Hillsborough Rd, Durham, NC 27705
Durham, NC - Our tech is at Rockin' Roll Sushi Express in Durham, delivering a comprehensive hood system cleaning and updating with a new grease containment pillow. Ensuring a cleaner, safer sushi experience. #DurhamNC #HoodSystemClean #SushiSafety Durham, NC - Our tech is at Rockin' Roll Sushi Express in Durham, delivering a comprehensive hood system cleaning and updating with a new grease containment pillow. Ensuring a cleaner, safer sushi experience. #DurhamNC #HoodSystemClean #SushiSafety
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Restaurant hood cleaning for Co Sushi near 8030 Renaissance Pkwy #905, Durham, NC 27713, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713
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pablo d.

We're on the move! Today, Elite Hood Service is crafting personalized quotes for our Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning in Durham, North Carolina. Looking for unmatched service? You're in the right place!

Near 9th St, Durham, NC 27705
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pablo d.

We're on the move! Today, Elite Hood Service is crafting personalized quotes for our Repair/Installation in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Looking for unmatched service? You're in the right place!

Near W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
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pablo d.

We're on the move! Today, Elite Hood Service is crafting personalized quotes for our Repair/Installation in Raleigh, North Carolina. Looking for unmatched service? You're in the right place!

Near Capital Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27616
pablo d.

pablo d.

We're on the move! Today, Elite Hood Service is crafting personalized quotes for our Repair/Installation in Raleigh, North Carolina. Looking for unmatched service? You're in the right place!

Near Junction Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603
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Mariano R.

Elite Hood Service is at El Toro Supermarket, Raleigh, tackling exhaust cleaning for a spotless, hazard-free kitchen. Fresh air, better cooking. #CleanEatsRaleigh #KitchenSafety

Near Junction Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603
Raleigh, NC - Elite Hood Service is at El Toro Supermarket, Raleigh, tackling exhaust cleaning for a spotless, hazard-free kitchen. Fresh air, better cooking. #CleanEatsRaleigh #KitchenSafety Raleigh, NC - Elite Hood Service is at El Toro Supermarket, Raleigh, tackling exhaust cleaning for a spotless, hazard-free kitchen. Fresh air, better cooking. #CleanEatsRaleigh #KitchenSafety
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Mariano R.

In Raleigh at Northside Bistro, our technicians are performing essential exhaust cleaning. Ensuring a safer, grease-free kitchen for the finest dishes. #RaleighDining #ExhaustClean

Near Spring Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609
Raleigh, NC - In Raleigh at Northside Bistro, our technicians are performing essential exhaust cleaning. Ensuring a safer, grease-free kitchen for the finest dishes. #RaleighDining #ExhaustClean
pablo d.

pablo d.

Today, we're at a popular pizza place in Raleigh, NC, ensuring their kitchen's exhaust system is spotless and safe. Our team is hard at work degreasing hoods, ducts, and fans to prevent fire risks and keep the kitchen running smoothly. This clean-up means safer, more efficient service for the best pizzas in town. #KitchenExhaust #RaleighNC #SafePizzaKitchen

Near Alexander Prom Pl, Raleigh, NC 27617
Raleigh, NC - Today, we're at a popular pizza place in Raleigh, NC, ensuring their kitchen's exhaust system is spotless and safe. Our team is hard at work degreasing hoods, ducts, and fans to prevent fire risks and keep the kitchen running smoothly. This clean-up means safer, more efficient service for the best pizzas in town. #KitchenExhaust #RaleighNC #SafePizzaKitchen
pablo d.

pablo d.

Restaurant hood cleaning for impex auto sales near 3518 S Holden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near S Holden Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407
pablo d.

pablo d.

Restaurant hood cleaning for McDonald's - #12395 near 2802 Raleigh Rd Pkwy W, Wilson, NC 27896, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near US-264 ALT, Wilson, NC 27896
pablo d.

pablo d.

Restaurant hood cleaning for El Toro Supermarket near 3609 Junction Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near Трион-роуд, Raleigh, NC 27603
pablo d.

pablo d.

Restaurant hood cleaning for Taqueria El Toro near 3601 Junction Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near Трион-роуд, Raleigh, NC 27603
pablo d.

pablo d.

Restaurant hood cleaning for Taqueria El Toro 2 near 3600 Junction Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near Junction Blvd, Raleigh, NC 27603
pablo d.

pablo d.

Restaurant hood cleaning for Incredible Burger near Greensboro, NC 27407, our service includes hood cleaning, kitchen fan cleaning, and hood duct system. Ask for our Filters Exchange program.

Near W Vandalia Rd, Greensboro, NC 27407