By law, kitchen exhaust cleaning is required for virtually every commercial cooking establishment in the United States. Restaurants, hospitals, hotels, employee cafeterias and other food-service locations have a “hood” and ductwork over the stove to exhaust smoke, steam, and fumes out of the building.
These exhaust gases leave a residue on the inside of the ductwork. This is usually a grease residue of some sort, depending on the type of cooking. Char broilers commonly leave heavy black grease. Chinese cooking normally deposits a sticky or rubbery residue. When a charcoal or wood-burning stove is in use, soot and ash residue builds up in the ductwork. Dishwashers leave heavy lint deposits.
When the buildup of grease becomes heavy, a fire hazard exists. Approximately one of three restaurant fires is caused by grease.
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