exhaustCleaning the grease exhaust system is essential to avoid the buildup of grease deposits. The longer grease is allowed to remain in the system — the more difficult it is to remove.

It is important to clean the hood, the filters, the fan as well as all accessible ducts. If these systems are not cleaned properly — and on a regular basis — the grease buildup can cause 3 major areas of concern.


Health Safety

Birds, insects and rodents are attracted to grease and food sediment. Once these creatures make a home of your exhaust and duct systems, they are very difficult to permanently get rid of. Their presence can bring disease, mites, and bacteria to your restaurant through the release of their dander and feces.

Fire Safety

Grease that is ignited in the exhaust system cannot easily be reached by fire suppression equipment. Grease fires cause millions of dollars in damage a year, destroying many restaurants. Improper or ignored exhaust cleaning is the number one case of fire damage in restaurants. Simply having us come in for regularly scheduled cleaning can be key in maintaining your restaurant’s safety.


Grease build up can greatly hinder the efficiency of your exhaust’s fan. This will lead to higher utility bills and costly maintenance or replacement when the fan’s motor seizes up. Trying to save money by ignoring the need for proper cleaning will only cost you more in the future.

Based of the size and design of your system, the type of food you serve and how well the system has been maintained in the past, HQ-LC will provide a proper assessment and develop a strategy for your ongoing cleaning needs.