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 [...]
NFPA96 Guidelines for Ventilation and Fire Suppression in Commercial Kitchens 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 [...]
The equipment on your roof top all work in unison, like one big orchestra. If one piece of equipment is out of place or not working properly it can greatly affect the efficiency of your systems which can increase maintenance and even increase energy bills. It is important to understand [...]
Due to the current pandemic, business owners are being forced to make extreme budget cuts to keep their doors open, their staff employed, and their bills paid. No other industry has been hit harder than the Food and Beverage. The restrictions placed on in-store dining has left business owners reinventing [...]
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.
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.
Beginning in July of 2019, Hood Boss will proudly be incorporating the TEGRAS cleaning system into our ever-advancing arsenal of technology in the kitchen exhaust cleaning industry. The TEGRAS system uses a combination of an active foam generator with a pneumatic duct cleaning brush to significantly improve the efficiency of cleaning horizontal duct work.
Hood Boss has put together this introduction to your Kitchen Exhaust System. This video walks you through the different components that make up your Kitchen Exhaust System. It also walks you through the cleaning process and maintenance involved between services. As a courtesy we have thrown in a few trouble [...]
In this article by Robert Fiorito, he discusses the importance of day to day awareness in the kitchen. During daily operations, the threat of fire can be a fleeting thought when the restaurant is slammed busy or even in the slower down times. These lapses in awareness allow for the [...]