If you are a restaurant owner in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, you know the importance of having your kitchen exhaust hoods cleaned on a regular basis.
Think back to the China Garden fire back in 2005. You might not even remember this little hole in the wall, but it was started by an immigrant from Asia with passion and zeal for the restaurant business. He had excellent items on his menu including his famous duck soup. Many customers flocked in to enjoy his restaurant food on Friday nights along with the great atmosphere. He had an amazing restaurant, but that was soon to change.
It started when one of his chefs was frying some food on the stove top in the kitchen. Some grease spilled over the edge of the pan and flamed up into the kitchen hood above the stove. Nobody suspected anything for a while but suddenly it became evident that something was burning that could not be seen. Before long the entire kitchen was filled with smoke. The fire truck was called but they got there too late. the flame caught the grease and charcoal in the restaurant hood and turned it into a billowing flame in the entire exhaust duct work up to the fan. The fire scene spread to the attic and today Mr. Chang’s restaurant has still never been rebuilt.
This would’ve been solved with regular hood cleanings. If you schedule regular hood cleaning for your restaurant, you’re saving your company from potential disaster and going out of business due to a fire and lack of negligence. Many insurance companies will look into your maintenance schedule, and if you have not had proof of regularly scheduled restaurant hood cleans, you may be subject to fines or short money reimbursements.
But not just any Hood cleaner will do. The hood cleaner you hire must be NFPA 96 certified. Many cleaners are fly-by-nighters looking to start a business in five days and become experts in 10. This simply is not possible. You must attend a good cleaning school to provide the right service for your customers.
That’s where we come in Philadelphia Hood Cleaning is fully certified in every area of the claim process including fire certifications from the National Fire Protection Association.
Philadelphia Hood Cleaning
744 South Street #802
Philadelphia PA 19147