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Kitchen Grease Exhaust Systems Cleaning


Cleaning your Kitchen Exhaust System is essential to avoid buildup of grease in the ducting. The longer the grease is allowed to remain in the system, it continues to harden and impact your fire safety. This hardened/built up grease will also take a longer cleaning time & cost you more money in the long run.

Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning involves the Hoods in the kitchen, all the filters, the fans on the roof & any accessible ducting.  If not accessible, we angle spray or install access ports.

If these systems are not cleaned properly &/or on a regular basis, the grease buildup can cause 3 major areas of concern;


Fire Safety

Grease that is ignited in an exhaust system is not easily reached by the fire suppression system or equipment. Grease fires cause millions of dollars in damage every year, destroying many restaurants.  Improper cleaning rotations and/or neglected exhaust systems are the number one cause of fire damage in restaurants.  Having us clean your exhaust system & ducting to fire standard and having us keep track of your regular maintenance schedule is invaluable in ensuring your restaurants safety.


Health & Safety

Birds, insects and rodents are attracted to grease & food sediment. If any of these creatures manage to set up home anywhere in your restaurant they're very difficult and costly to permanently get rid of.  Their presence can bring disease, mites, and bacteria to your restaurant through the release of their dander and feces.


Grease build up can greatly hinder the efficiency of air flow through your exhausts' fan(s), causing the blades to become unbalanced. This leads to higher utility bills, costly maintenance &/or replacement of the fan's motor if it were to seize due to grease build up. Trying to save money by ignoring the need for proper cleaning will cost you more in the future.

Based on the size & design of your system, the type of food you serve and how well the system has been maintained in the past, HQLC will provide a proper assessment and develop a strategy for your ongoing cleaning needs.



HQLC provides & installs access doors in your ducts to aid in the cleaning of areas that were previously not accessible.

Installing access panels allows us to do a more thorough cleaning and ensures your system meets all fire codes.

Installation of access doors is a quick and efficient way to enable a better, safer cleaning. We make a simple cut into your duct system, and place a well sealed access door over the hole. The door is easy to open, but uses several layers of sealing technology to maintain the efficiency of your system.

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