Are You Looking For a Great Hood Cleaning Company in Charlotte?
HG Hood Cleaning Charlotte is Ready to do Great Work for YOU.
You might need a hood cleaning in response to a fire marshall's request. Or you might have a request from your insurance company to prove that you're getting your restaurant hood cleaning regularly. Or you might simply find that it's time to replace a hood cleaning company that's not meeting your needs. In any case - we'd like to earn your business and make sure that your business is being taken care of.
We were looking for the perfect city to open our restaurant hood cleaning business and Charlotte, North Carolina was on the top of our list. It was important to us to have a place that is growing, offers cultural diversity and of course two major sporting teams.
Charlotte, North Carolina is considered twenty-third largest city in the United States. The estimated population in 2018 was 872,498 in the city and 2,569,213 in the metropolitan area. The area is popular with millennials and is the second largest city in the southeast United States.
Home of the National Football League Carolina Panthers and the Charlotte Hornets with the National Basketball Association. It is home to the east coast operations of Wells Fargo and holds the corporate headquarters for Truist Financial and Bank of America.
The Technicians at HG Hood Cleaning Charlotte are Trained and Certified
Since we have opened our restaurant hood cleaning business, Hood Cleaning Charlotte has not looked back. There are hundreds of commercial kitchens in the area in need of a professional, efficient hood cleaning company. Our technicians are trained and certified to the National Fire Protection Association Code 96 guidelines.
We have experience in not only cleaning restaurant hoods, we have cleaned retirement homes, event centers, stadium food booths, cafeterias, schools and more. The only hoods we do not clean are residential because our equipment is much too powerful.
At HG Hood Cleaning Charlotte, our technicians know that it is important to respect what time the hood cleaning should be performed. We understand that many restaurants are twenty-four hours so we can schedule to come out and clean when the restaurant is the least busy.
Professional Removal of Grease and Grime Build-up on a Regular Basis is important
Some commercial kitchens only have their hoods cleaned once or twice a year. It is important to have the hood cleaned on a regular basis as grease build-up occurs in places that employees just cannot reach. At HG Hood Cleaning Charlotte, we use a strong pressure washer to clean the filters and get up into the duct. We will also go onto the roof and clean out the vent.
Here are some guidelines to consider how often a hood cleaning should be done:
- If the kitchen is using solid fuels like charcoal, coal, wood, and wood pellets, the hood should be professional cleaned monthly.
- Restaurants that are charbroiling, using a wok for cooking or are open twenty-four hours a day, the hood should be cleaned professionally once a quarter.
- For kitchens that are only used moderately, the hood should be cleaned professionally twice a year.
- Seasonal kitchens and kitchens that are used very little, like a church or a day camp, the hoods should be professionally cleaned once a year.
At HG Hood Cleaning Charlotte, we can set a commercial kitchen up on a regular basis. This takes the hassle out of trying to remember when the hood was cleaned last and when to schedule a thorough hood cleaning.
Regular Restaurant Hood Cleanings Prevent Fires and Other Hazards
If a restaurant does not have a hood cleaning done by a professional on a regular basis, grease can build up in the duct system. This is bad because it could catch on fire by the smallest of sparks. Grease is flammable and once it is on fire, the fire will spread quickly. Hopefully there is a fire suppression system in place but if not, the whole kitchen could go up in flames.
Grease can build up on the roof where the vent is as well. We have been on roofs that have not been properly cleaned and had to remove the grease with a shovel! Rooftop grease is not only a mess it can also be a hazard. Rooftop grease will break down the roofing material and weaken the roof. This could cause the roof to sag and eventually cave in on itself.
Rooftop grease can also be an environmental hazard. If there is a build-up of rooftop grease and there is a storm, the grease can run down the side of the building causing staining and damage. It will also run down the gutters of the building and eventually into storm drains. If that occurs, the commercial kitchen could be subject to very stiff fines and have to pay for the clean-up as well.
In many cases, if the insurance company can prove the fire was due to negligence, they may not pay the claim.
At HG Hood Cleaning Charlotte, we will take before and after digital, time stamped photos and give them to the restaurant owner/manager can show they are doing their due diligence. These photos are also great should the commercial kitchen have a health inspection or a fire prevention inspection. We will place a sticker on the hood indicating the date the hood was professionally cleaned.
Pressure Washing is the Most Effective Way to Remove Grease and Contaminates
The process of cleaning a hood may seem simple but there are many things to consider when cleaning commercial kitchen exhaust system. Our professional technicians begin by sealing off the kitchen equipment beneath the hood to prevent damage. They will then apply environmentally friendly chemicals that will start to break down the grease. While that is happening, they will remove the filters, apply the same chemicals and pressure wash the screens with piping hot water. We have seen screens that were not properly cleaned and got what we call grease “worms”. These are pockets of grease that have built up and are clogging the screen.
Once the other duct and vent have soaked in the chemical, they too will be pressure washed with piping hot water. We use garbage buckets to catch the grease in order to dispose of it properly. After the hood has been cleaned, our technicians will polish the hood to give it that “like new” appearance.
Be Sure to Hire a Professional with the Proper Licensing and Insurance Coverage
HG Hood Cleaning Charlotte is a professional organization and we take our company seriously. We have the proper licensing from the state and counties we serve. We have purchased a General Liability policy and cover our employees on Workers Compensation. This is important to keep in mind when shopping for someone who does restaurant hood cleaning. There are many people who claim they are hood cleaners and give a great rate, but they may not be properly licensed. Using a company with the right coverage protects not only the restaurant owner/manager, it protects us as well.
Our Loyal Current Customers Give Us Great Reviews....
"HG Hood Cleaning of Charlotte is very knowledgeable about local fire codes and what the Fire Marshall will check during an inspection. They are very thorough and remove grease from all parts of the kitchen exhaust system, not just the hood area. Our best hood cleaning service company ever."
- Steakhouse, (near Charlotte)
"We got quotes from several hood cleaning companies and decided to go with HG Hood Cleaning of Charlotte based on their competitive price and their track record. We have been very pleased with the attention to detail and the service level. The technicians are very professional and efficient - they get the job done with a smile!"
- Chain Pizza Restaurant, (near Charlotte)
"HG Hood Cleaning of Charlotte focuses on Fire Prevention. They clean the key components of our kitchen exhaust system, including the hoods, duct work and ventilation fans. We switched from another hood cleaning company and have been very pleased with the quality of work and the customer service."
- Large Italian Restaurant, Charlotte
"They left our kitchen spotless after the cleaning and the hood itself looked incredible. We're very happy with their work."
-Loree Guinn, Restaurant Owner, Charlotte