The National Fire Prevention Association published NFPA 96 to provide a standard for installing commercial kitchen ventilation systems. NFPA 96 outlines the requirements for kitchen hoods and exhaust systems with these specifics:
minimum clearance distances to combustible materials
types of exhaust systems
hood system components
fire suppression system design and installation criteria
grease filter installation
and many others
It also contains guidance on designing an effective exhaust system that can reduce the risk of fire and smoke damage in a commercial kitchen environment.
For all food service establishments in London, Ontario, London Hood Cleaning is the best choice to effectively and consistently comply with NFPA regulations. We’re your premier hood and kitchen cleaning company!
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NFPA 96 Inspection Checklist
The NFPA 96 inspection checklist concerns the minimum fire safety requirements handed out to commercial kitchens. The checklist contains both preventative and operational guidelines that must be followed.
1. All exhaust hoods, vents, and other systems must be installed according to NFPA 96 regulations.
2. All kitchen utilities should be regularly inspected for cleanliness and potential fire hazards.
3. All grease filters must be securely installed and properly working.
4. All fire suppression systems should be regularly inspected and tested to guarantee they are in working order.
5. All wall and floor surfaces must be checked for the combustible buildup of grease and other materials.
6. Proper drainage must be present around all kitchen equipment, hoods, and vents.
7. Ensure the exhaust fan is functioning properly and meets the required static pressure requirements.
8. The exhaust hood must be inspected to ensure that it is sized correctly for the cooking equipment used in the kitchen.
9. All electrical wiring meets NFPA 96 standards for proper installation and maintenance.
These are just some items that need to be checked during an NFPA 96 inspection. London Hood Cleaning is here to ensure that all kitchen ventilation components, hoods, and fire suppression systems in the London area comply with NFPA 96 regulations. Call us to schedule your next inspection!
Commercial Cooking Equipment
London Hood Cleaning is a specialist in cleaning, inspecting, and maintaining commercial cooking equipment based on the guidelines established by NFPA 96. Our services transcend regular kitchen cleaning and include a deep cleaning of cooking surfaces, exhaust fans, and grease filters. We also inspect the commercial cooking equipment for any safety hazards or potential fire risks.
Commercial cooking equipment requires modern equipment for cleaning as it is prone to accumulating grease and other contaminants. For example, cleaning and inspecting the exhaust hood will need more than just a normal mop. Our cleaners reach all the areas and eliminate any hazardous buildup using the combination of steam and pressure washing.
As for exhaust fans, ductwork, and kitchen equipment, the challenge is always reaching tight and hard-to-reach spaces. London Hood Cleaning is well equipped with the tools to properly clean these areas and do a detailed inspection of the equipment. In short, we’re up for it!
Call our team for a detailed estimate. Don’t worry – we’ll provide the highest quality services, and all your kitchen equipment will comply with NFPA 96 regulations.
NFPA 96 Kitchen Hood London
The kitchen hood serves the most vital role in any commercial kitchen to ensure safety and compliance with NFPA 96. Kitchen hoods extract heat, steam, smoke, oil fumes, grease particles and other contaminants from the cooking environment.
The way they work makes them highly prone to catching fire and spreading smoke damage quickly throughout a building complex. In this regard, a kitchen hood must meet NFPA 96 standards and regulations to minimize the risk of fire outbreaks.
Because we’re well-acquainted with the rules promulgated by NFPA 96, London Hood Cleaning guarantees that all kitchen hoods in the London area comply with these standards. Call us ASAP, so we’ll tell you which aspect of your kitchen hood needs to be improved, and we’ll take care of the rest.
Minimum Fire Safety Requirements
London Hood Cleaning also provides fire safety consulting services and can help you meet the minimum requirements for fire safety in commercial kitchens.
We’ll inspect all the hoods, filters, ductwork, exhaust fans and other equipment and see that they’re safe from potential fire hazards. If any discrepancies or problems arise during the inspection, we’ll offer honest advice to have them fixed.
On top of that, we’ll provide regular maintenance services, too, so you don’t have any problems during fire safety inspections. Call us today, and let us take care of your kitchen equipment!
NFPA 96 Standards for London Restaurants
NFPA 96 was initiated to reduce the inherent fire hazards that come naturally in any cooking operation on a commercial scale. So, we’re talking about restaurants, hospitals, nursing homes, school canteens, dormitories, prisons, etc.
The point of hiring a professional cleaning company is to see that every detail in the kitchen cleaning job is covered, from the hoods and filters to the duct fans and other equipment. Even the smallest details are important in NFPA 96 requirements. For example, the material used for the filters should withstand high temperatures and not easily catch fire.
London Hood Cleaning can help you meet NFPA 96 standards no matter how big or small your cooking operation is.
Commercial Cooking Operations
Commercial cooking operations refer to any cooking operation involving large-scale equipment and a kitchen hood for ventilation. The most common areas where these operations are found are restaurants and hotels, although kitchens in hospitals, prisons, and nursing homes are also considered commercial cooking operations.
The most challenging aspect of cooking for many people is ensuring their equipment’s safety. It’s not a walk in the park, especially when grease buildup is unstoppable.
The only effective way to combat this buildup in commercial cooking operations is by commissioning a professional hood cleaning company like London Hood Cleaning.
NFPA 96 Hood Cleaning Frequency
As per NFPA 96, the ideal hood cleaning frequency for commercial kitchen exhaust systems is six months, and within this time frame, all the hoods, filters, and ductwork must be cleaned in detail.
At London Hood Cleaning, we take this part of the job seriously and never neglect any corner. We’ll come to your place on time and, after an inspection, provide you with an accurate estimate for cleaning services that comply with NFPA 96 standards. The cleaning proceeds with the following steps:
1. Grease Removal – We remove the grease buildup from your hoods, filters, ductwork, fans and other kitchen equipment.
2. Deep Cleaning – All the surfaces are cleaned with certain chemicals (if needed) and left to dry for a few hours.
3. Final Touch – When the cleaning is complete, our team makes a final inspection to ensure all surfaces are free from grease or dirt. No residue should be left on any of the surfaces.
At London Hood Cleaning, we strive to give you the best hood cleaning services in London. So don’t hesitate to call us for a free quote.
Private Cooking Operations
Did you know that NFPA 96 regulations may also cover residential kitchens? This is when private cooking operations within that kitchen become commercial cooking operations.
For example, a home kitchen used for catering or baking for sale would be considered a private commercial kitchen and must meet NFPA 96 requirements.
It’ll make sense to call a professional hood cleaning service like London Hood Cleaning to guarantee everything meets the necessary standards.
NFPA 96 Code
Every London, ON, restaurant must do everything to comply with the NFPA 96 code. As it is mandatory, you may find hiring us for our consulting services worthwhile.
We welcome the opportunity to help you conduct a risk assessment of your kitchen, identify its hazards, evaluate the fire safety protocols, and suggest viable solutions.
We are here to guide you every step of the way whenever you need us for NFPA 96-related services. Don’t hesitate to call us today!
NFPA 96 Kitchen Hood Inspection
London Hood Cleaning offers a comprehensive NFPA kitchen hood inspection service that ensures your equipment meets the standards set out in NFPA 96. We’ll inspect not only the hoods but also all other components of the kitchen exhaust system, including:
fan motors and blades
filters and grilles
ductwork and associated components
fire suppression system
We will also inspect the kitchen exhaust system properly, including the fan units and all related components. We’ll furnish a report detailing all the issues that need to be addressed and offer suggestions on how to remedy them.
NFPA 96 Compliant
Safety is paramount when it comes to commercial kitchen exhaust systems. You should only work with a professional hood cleaning company because you don’t want to leave anything to chance when it comes to ensuring your kitchen is NFPA 96 compliant.
London Hood Cleaning follows a set of principles and procedures that guarantee the highest level of safety when it comes to hood cleaning. We make sure every corner is free of grease and dirt, so your system runs as it should, with no risk of fire or health hazards.