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Charleston Kitchen Hood Cleaning

Our services ensure complete cleaning of your kitchen's entire exhaust system. We provide professional cleaning and preventive maintenance service for restaurants and other food businesses in cleaning their kitchen hoods. Smoke particles, grease vapors, and heat make their way towards exhaust hood systems and can fuel a fire in kitchens.

. We understand that compliance to NFPA-96 Standard is important for you and your kitchen business, and we want to help you become and stay compliant when it comes to maintaining and cleaning kitchen hoods.

The National Fire Protection Association 96 is the existing regulating standard for cleaning kitchen exhaust systems. It outlines the specific guidelines on the design, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of the full spectrum of cooking equipment, kitchen hoods, grease removal devices, exhaust duct systems, fans, fire suppression systems and clearance to combustiblesWe also do regular DUMPSTER PAD CLEANING & DRIVE-THRU CLEANING for businesses in Charleston


Exhaust Fan

We use a hot water pressure washer and commercial degreaser until it is clean to barrel metal. We clean inside the fan, under the fan and outside the fan.

Duct Work

We clean the entire Duct-work system, top to  bottom of hood. We scrape first then clean with hot water and commercial degreaser, we repeat the process until it is clean down to the metal.

Exhaust Hood

 We clean the entire exhaust hood system, front roof top to bottom hood. We clean with hot water and commercial degreaser and once it is dry we polish your hood. 

Why Choose Us

Top to Bottom Cleaning

Exhaust systems comprise five major elements: hoods, filters, ducts, fans and rooftop containment. We start at the top and work our way down the system.

Wastewater containment Setup

Our professional hood cleaners will disconnect movable equipment under the hood and wheel it out of the way. Then we will cover the stationary equipment with plastic sheeting and canvas tarps. We will remove the grease filters and form a chute with plastic sheeting around the perimeter of the hood that leads into a 55-gal can.

 Rooftop containment clean-up

We start the cleaning process up on the roof, first cleaning around the exhaust fan housing and emptying and cleaning the grease containment through the housing. While up there, we will also check for grease accumulation or damage on the roof, and will check and clean or replace supply-side kitchen ventilation filters.

Exhaust fan cleaning and inspection

Properly designed exhaust fan housing should be hinged to give contractors easy access to the fan and ductwork. We will clean the fan blades and housing, as well inspect the fan and motor.

Duct Cleaning

We clean ducts with hot water pressure washers. We use an eco-friendly solution recommended by the manufacturer. Our technicians will apply it with a pressurized foaming system on our trucks. For caked-on grease we use scrapers, stiff synthetic bristle brushes or poly scrub pads. When these are used properly, these tools do not scratch the ductwork.

Hood Cleaning

Our technicians use brushes on the plenum and hood interior for stubborn grease accumulation. Additionally, we clean it with the same pressure washer system used for the ductwork. The hood’s interior and exterior stainless may be manually cleaned with a degreaser if necessary. Our technicians will take special care of demand-control hoods to protect their heat and or effluent sensors during the cleaning process.

Grease Filters

We will disassemble and pressure wash baffle filters or wash them manually; then we dry and reinstall them in the hood.


Our team will collect all wastewater and grease from traps and clean and dispose of those collection containers properly. Then we return and reconnect all equipment. Our technicians will make sure to leave your kitchens cleaner than we found them.

Final inspection and report

After cleaning up, we will test your exhaust systems to make sure they are operating correctly and that the system is not losing pressure or leaking through the ducts anywhere. We will provide you with a written report documenting everything we performed in your exhaust system.

Benefits of Routine Cleaning

Focus on much more important task to do like running your business, making your customers happy or expanding your business. The toughest cleaning task in the kitchen will now be handled by Speed Surgeons and your customers’ and employees’ safety will never be compromised again. The most common cleaning frequency is every 3 months. The kitchen exhaust systems that need cleaning most often are those over wood-burning or charcoal-burning stoves. These should be cleaned every month at least, and in some cases as often as every 2 weeks.

Here are the most commonly recommended cleaning frequencies:

-Wood-burning or charcoal-burning stoves, char broilers, 24-hour restaurants, some hamburger places: 30 DAYS.

-Many hamburger restaurants and fast-food locations: 60 DAYS.

-Average restaurant, employee cafeteria, hotel or hospital kitchen: 90 DAYS.

-Pizza places, convalescent hospital, small snack bar, oven hood: 180 DAYS.

-Hoods over non-grease-creating appliances, such as steam kettles, dishwashers, soup vats, etc.: ONE YEAR.

Kitchen exhaust cleaning is a standard part of the routine maintenance of any cooking establishment. All kitchen managers or restaurant owners should be aware of its role in fire prevention and ensure it is done on a regular basis. We will tailor a service program designed with your specific needs in mind. We want you to get the most from your service relationship with Speed Surgeons and provide you with the best possible communications. It is our duty and our goal to manage these services so you can focus on your business and products. Request a quote today and let us show you how we can save you time and money.

Industries We Serve


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Dumpster areas are known for pest infestations and foul odors. We can eliminate these health risks with our dumpster cleaning and dumpster pad cleaning services. To leave a safer environment for guests and employees we use pressure washing on all surfaces.

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