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Just started a fast food restaurant in my small town, and nervous about the exhaust duct work. I hear things accumulate fast. Tips?


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Kinnek Knowledge Team

It's great that you're thinking ahead.  Fast food exhaust systems tend to accumulate grease extremely fast, and if months go by without improper cleaning, they can accumulate several inches worth of grease and debris.  This can pose a serious fire hazard.  Remember, the duct work not only carries grease vapors out of the kitchen, but also works as a fire suppression system that contains a kitchen fire in the event of a catastrophe.  

For one thing, ensure that the access doors to your exhaust ducts are grease tight.  If they aren't, then there is a risk of the grease leaking through the seams.  Also, it's recommended that you schedule professional inspections at least once every three months - this is in addition to internal inspections conducted by your employees.  If you have a low-boy hood, which is a term for a hood close to the cooking equipment itself, then you absolutely must clean and inspect grease build-up frequently to prevent a fire hazard.

Jun 5, 2016

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