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Roof Top Maintenance

For most of us, the rooftops of our restaurants are not a normal part of our preopening or closing walk through. In fact, a trip to the roof often means something is wrong: i.e. a leak in the roof, an A/C unit not working, or the exhaust fan making a […]

Commercial Baffle Filter Maintenance

Baffle filters, also known as hood filters, are an essential component of kitchen exhaust systems, particularly in commercial kitchens. They play a crucial role in trapping grease and preventing it from accumulating in the ductwork, which can pose serious fire hazards. Here’s a breakdown of their function and maintenance according […]

Fire Safety Tips To Keep Employees & Customers Safe

Of the fires studied by the NFPA, more than 59 percent started in the kitchen, a fact that underscores how important understanding and implementing these best practices for fire safety really are.

We will describe several fire safety best practices in three primary areas preventative maintenance, good housekeeping, and employee training – These practices together can help significantly reduce the risk of fire in your kitchen.

Commercial Kitchen K Class Fire Extinguisher (Video)

A Class K fire extinguisher is used on fires involving cooking media (fats, grease, and oils) in commercial cooking sites such as restaurants. Saponification takes place when alkaline mixtures, such as potassium acetate, potassium citrate, or potassium carbonate, are applied to burning cooking oil or fat.

Introduction to Your Kitchen Fire Suppression System (Video)

We wanted to put together a video showing how the fire suppression operates in you commercial cooking facility and what to look for in your inspections that are performed every six months. We hope this helps educate your staff. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call […]

Introduction to Pollution Control Units

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Introduction At Hood Boss we have seen the number of locations implementing Pollution Control Units rapidly expand. Pollution Control Units utilize stages of special filters to control odor, grease, and smoke. These units are a desirable innovation as they remove air pollutants such as volatile organic compounds and grease aerosols […]

Fire Safety Checklist For New Restaurant Managers

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][vc_single_image image=”8308″ img_size=”150 x 194″ add_caption=”yes” el_class=”wp-caption-text”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/6″][vc_column_text]Check local building and health codes to ensure the proper exhaust system is installed. For your own peace of mind, have two or three qualified kitchen exhaust cleaning companies inspect the existing kitchen setup to make sure it will not only meet […]

Vetting Your Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Company

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The equipment on your restaurant’s rooftop works together like a well-coordinated orchestra. If any piece of equipment is misplaced or not functioning correctly, it can significantly impact your systems’ efficiency, leading to increased maintenance and higher energy bills. Although you might not spend much time on the rooftop as […]