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Kitchen Exhaust Hood 
Cleaning & Maintenance

Powerwash Pros provides professional hood cleaning services for both commercial kitchens and residential  We offer restaurant hood, vent and exhaust cleaning services, including inside of hotels and residential kitchens all over Southwest Florida, as well as equipment and exterior cleaning for Restaurants, Country Clubs, Residential and Commercial Kitchens alike. We follow the National Fire Protection Associations strict guidelines when it comes to cleaning your kitchen hood and exhaust system. You won’t have to worry about not passing your fire marshal’s inspection when you have Powerwash Pros clean your commercial kitchen hoods and vents.   

Who needs a hood cleaning?

If your kitchen, be it a commercial kitchen or residential kitchen, food truck, hospital cafeteria, school snack bar, or restaurant has a hood - YOU NEED A HOOD CLEANING !

Why do I need a Hood Cleaning?
  • It’s Mandated. Florida has a mandated requirement that all commercial kitchens have their hoods and exhaust cleaned by the NFPA’s code for fire safety and health purposes. If you don’t have your hood and exhaust cleaned on a timed basis. Your insurance will not need to help you cover a claim in case of a fire since your are not following the codes set in place for your commercial kitchen. Fire marshals' are also aware of this mandated code for commercial kitchens and this is something they will also be very concerned about so that your kitchen is not creating a fire hazard in your community.
  • Health Reasons. Hood and exhaust duct cleaning is something that your local health inspector will require you to keep up with. Without hood cleaning, they will not continue to let your keep your restaurant running and open to the public. If grease is building up on your hood, ducts, and exhaust system, this can cause your vent fans not to work properly from all the grease clogging the system. This can cause the air not to filter out properly from your kitchen and those toxic grease vapors will stay in your kitchen. Eventually the vapor and smoke will fill the entire establishment and can be a health hazard for everyone inside your establishment. If your exhaust system isn’t working properly its will be hard to keep your kitchen sanitary and clean for making food due to the sticky residue. Your employees could experience respiratory problems because of the vapors from the grease and become sick over time. This is something you can avoid by having your hoods and ducts cleaned on a regular basis. It is not ideal if your customers and employees get sick and the health board could shut your commercial kitchen here in Southwest Florida.
  • Greasy Hoods Are A Massive Fire Hazard!! Letting your hoods build up with grease is an extreme fire hazard! Do not let this happen! Grease fire are over fifty percent of the reason of fires in commercial kitchens. No matter what form grease is in is very flammable. If your grill flames up underneath your hood, those vapors can ignite and the built up grease will catch within in a matter of seconds and your entire vent, hood and exhaust system could be engulfed. Cleaning your hoods and ducts can help you prevent this from happening in your kitchen and keep your work family, customers, or home in Naples, Fort Myers, Estero, and all of Southwest Florida safe. Kitchen Hood Cleaning and Maintenance should only be done by a professional hood cleaner! If you try to clean up the grease with only hot water this could actually cause grease to build up worse. You need the correct chemical and ratio to break up the grease particles as well as professional grade cleaning equipment. At Powerwash Pros, he have hood cleaning down to a science, so you can trust that your kitchen hood cleaning is performed to the highest standards. Keep Southwest Florida free from fires by getting an estimate for cleaning as soon as you need it! You can request an estimate here
How often should I schedule my kitchen hood to be CLEANED?

Depending on what kind of food your restaurant serves is going to make a difference on how often you need your hood and exhaust cleaned. Different types of food can even create different types of grease build up or consistency. High grease volume restaurants that serve hamburgers and French fries daily will need to have its hood cleaned more often than a low grease volume bistro type of kitchen that serves soups and salads. Places that stay open for more than the average restaurant will also need a more frequent cleaning due to heavier traffic and kitchen hood and exhaust use. The NFPA recommends kitchens that use char-broiling methods or have a brick oven or wood fired stove will need its exhaust and hood system cleaned up to every 30 days to stay on top of build up that can lead to high risk fire hazard. Most average restaurants, cafeterias and hotel kitchens need to be serviced every 3 to 4 months. Places that use oils and woks like an Asian buffet or  greasy cuisine need to be cleaned at least every month to stay on top of the grease build up. Contact us if you are unsure of how often your commercial kitchen should be cleaned due to the type of food you serve! You can get an estimate here.

What is the Hood Cleaning Process Like?

Here at Powerwash Pros, we ALWAYS clean and inspect your kitchen hood and exhaust system thoroughly to ensure a proper kitchen hood & exhaust cleaning by the standards of the National Fire Protection Association. Unlike other "corporate" or "chain" Hood Cleaning Companies, we won't be leaving a mess in your kitchen EVER. Our technique is clean and easy as we cover everything around the hood areas with specialized plastic and are sure to clean up and dispose of everything when we finish. If you have some heavier grease that has accumulated on your hoods we scrape that off with special scrapers that won’t scratch your hood and duct surfaces. We use strong chemicals that are food safe to break down the grease. This is applied with a mist like sprayer so we can get in the hard to reach areas and corners. The chemicals are then allowed to sit for awhile so even the toughest grease can be broken down and washed away. This should only be applied with professional expertise. We also check the roof and pre-treat the fan with chemical for the best results. We power wash your hoods and exhausts from top to bottom. All the grease and water will be disposed of as it flows down the sheeting into our set up. Lastly, our final step is to shine up your hoods surface. They will look brand new and help to maintain future build up! Once we clean up and are complete, we always leave behind a certification sticker with our name, number and the date your hood was cleaned and when your next cleaning should be. This helps the health inspector, fire marshall, and insurance agency to know that you are being responsible and having your commercial kitchen cleaned by professional hood cleaners regularly. As Far as scheduling goes, we mostly clean hoods and kitchens at night. This means you won’t have to open or close early and mess your schedule up to have your hoods cleaned. Having a hood cleaning crew in your kitchen while you try to prepare food for customers is difficult, so we can service your kitchen when it works best for your kitchen routine. To request an estimate click here. Please be sure to provide how many hoods and filters total you have. 

Can you clean other kitchen equipment?

Yes, stoves, fryers, refigerators, pizza ovens & hoods, etc. Please reach out for an estimate here

What other services can you provide for my kitchen or restaurant?

Aside from kitchen hood & exhaust cleaning, we also deep clean floors and freezers as well as any outdoor areas, seating, furniture or exterior cleaning needs including windows. You can request an estimate here.

What our clients say:

“This company is meticulous, dedicated, and punctual.  They take their time and explain everything you need to know about their products, machinery, and what service is best for you.”

Valerie m. - naples, FL

"​Matt came out to do our roof, house and driveway. The roof looks brand new and the area around the pool is bright again. He got rid of the red pottery stains left by the big planters in the pool area. I am really impressed and would recommend him to neighbors. Thanks Matt! "

Amber T. - Naples, FL

"Powerwash Pros did an excellent job for us! They are professional and clearly take pride in the work they do. The before and after pictures are amazing. We will be using them again and again for our servicing. We definitely recommend them."

Laurie Z. - Naples, FL

"​Powerwash Pros did an excellent job for us! They are professional and clearly take pride in the work they do. The before and after pictures are amazing. We will be using them again and again for our servicing. We definitely recommend them."

Roberta L. - Naples, FL
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