Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning

With continued use, the exhaust hoods, ducts, and fans in your commercial kitchen collect grease that restricts air flow, reduces overall efficiency, and creates a dangerous fire hazard.
With our background in fire protection, we ensure the technicians cleaning your kitchen exhaust systems are trained to work with and around the fire system components, allowing them unobstructed access to clean your entire system.

With Academy Fire® as your partner, your kitchen exhaust system will be cleaned down to bare metal per NFPA-96. During a cleaning, the technician will use state-of-the-art hot water, high pressure washers with an FDA approved cleaning agent to remove grease and other fire hazards from your kitchen exhaust system.

Our objective is to eliminate your fire hazards, improve the efficiency of your ventilation system, and leave your kitchen looking brand new. You will not only avoid fires, but also fines from the fire department, city health inspector, and insurance claims resulting from under-cleaned cooking areas. Don’t be fooled, restaurant fires are extremely serious, let alone imminent, if your exhaust system has not been cleaned properly.

Academy Fire® has experience working in all kinds of environments, including healthcare facilities, hotel chains, and restaurant chains. If you have a kitchen exhaust system, Academy Fire® is the company you can trust to clean it.


  • Inspection of fans for proper operation and code compliance
  • Covering and removal of the appliance and draping of the hood
  • Removal, soaking and cleaning of filters; check that filters are properly maintained
  • Disarming of the fire suppression system
  • Scraping and cleaning of the hood duct and plenum area
  • Cleaning of the system with a high-pressure washer and FDA approved cleaning chemical
  • Removal and reinstallation of the cleanout ports and resealing
  • Verification of the integrity of the ventilation system and check for leaks
  • Cleaning the fan and replacement of the belt if provided
  • Maintenance and documentation of the grease containment system (optional)
  • Inspection and documentation of the roof condition
  • Cleaning of the affected area around the equipment line and polishing of the hood
  • Rearming of the fire suppression system
  • Inspection of the fire suppression system and portable fire extinguishers (optional)
  • Placement of stickers and documentation on the hood
  • Re-lighting of the pilots
  • Verification of fan operation
  • Returning the kitchen to proper order


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