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Vetting Your Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Company


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 a restaurant manager, it’s crucial to ensure that the right companies maintain your systems.

How can you determine if you have the right people for the job? There are various ways to answer this question. Some might suggest checking Google reviews to learn about the service quality from others. Others might recommend relying on word of mouth from colleagues in the same industry. While these methods are valuable for evaluating a company’s reputation, what has always stood out to me is how they treat your facility. It’s not just about finding a way to vet companies during the selection process; it’s also about evaluating their commitment to taking care of your facility.

Airborne grease from overtaxed or dirty exhaust fan blocking air low on HVAC condenser

Airborne grease from overtaxed or dirty exhaust fan blocking air low on HVAC condensor

Do they go beyond their specific service to mention other issues they notice? Do they document their service with photos and provide you with a comprehensive and timely report? Consider the photo above as an example. Notice the grease covering the AC coils from the Kitchen Exhaust fan – a problem that didn’t happen overnight. It’s a result of the facility’s Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning and AC provider neglecting a significant issue. This negligence, from system design to equipment maintenance and rooftop condition, is costing the customer more money every time the AC unit operates.

In the broader perspective, having the wrong people service your facility is not affordable. It’s essential to choose a company that not only addresses your immediate needs but also actively identifies and resolves potential problems, ultimately saving you time and money.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]