Grease, a product of accumulation of dust in ducts over a period of time, is highly combustible in any form, as per a report every year 11,200 structure fires are reported by eating and drinking establishments, resulting in an average of $164.4 million in direct property damage in US alone. Half of these fires originate in the cooking area, which can then explode into the exhaust system. Keeping a grease-free and fire-safe kitchen exhaust system can protect restaurants from fire damage. Regularly maintaining the kitchen exhaust system will ensure a secure environment for cooking. A system that is safely working at peak performance will ultimately lead to a working environment that's cleaner, cooler and more productive for the staff.

What is Kitchen Exhaust cleaning all about?

Kitchen exhaust cleaning (often referred to as "hood cleaning") is the process of removing grease that has formed on the walls of ducts, hoods, fans and vents in restaurant kitchen exhaust systems. ACME Cleaning Services offers specialized services for restaurant kitchen grease exhaust hood systems. We are dedicated to our trade, and offer the most knowledgeable and well trained kitchen exhaust grease hood cleaners and service repair technicians.

Benefits of Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Frequency of Kitchen duct Cleaning

Type/ Volume of Cooking Frequency


Systems serving solid fuel cooking operations


Systems serving high-volume cooking operations such as 24-hour cooking, charbroiling, or wok cooking


Systems serving moderate-volume cooking operations


Systems serving low-volume cooking operations, such as churches, day camps, seasonal businesses, or senior centers.



Kitchen duct cleaning approaches.

Several processes are used to clean kitchen exhaust systems. The most common is the use of chemicals to break down the grease, and hot water to rinse away the residue. Chemicals are generally applied with either a garden type sprayer, downstream injection through a pressure washer or with a chemical. Once the chemicals are applied, they are allowed to dwell on the surface of the grease for a period of time, before being washed off of the surface with hot water. In extreme situations, where grease buildup is too heavy for a chemical application and a rinse, scrapers may be used to remove excess buildup from the contaminated surfaces, before chemicals are applied.

In a nutshell, cleaning methods shall include but not be limited to the following processes or a combination thereof.