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Top 6 Hood Cleaning FAQ’s



1. How often should a restaurant hood be cleaned?


The frequency of a hood cleaning varies on every restaurant. The general guidelines for hood cleaning frequency are as follows:


  • Monthly: Systems serving solid fuel cooking operations

  • Quarterly: Restaurant serving high-volume cooking operations, such as 24-hour cooking, charbroiling or wok cooking

  • Semi-Annually: Restaurants serving moderate-volume cooking operations

  • Yearly: Restaurants serving low-volume cooking operations, such as senior centers, churches, seasonal businesses, and day camps



2. What parts of the hood are included in a hood cleaning?


At Rujo Hood cleaning, we provide restaurants in Houston hood cleaning services unavailable anywhere else. The benefits of working with us includes:


  • A complete system cleaning (hoods, filters, ducts, and fans)

  • Access panel cleaning

  • Lubrication of the fan bearings

  • Light bulb replacement as needed

  • Air filter cleaning

  • Fan belt replacement

  • Equipment line cleaning

  • Before and after photos


For greater detail on the benefits of working with Rujo Hood Cleaning, visit our Houston Restaurant Hood Cleaning page.



3. What will happen if I don’t clean my restaurant hood?


If a restaurant fails to keep up on regular professional hood cleanings, you’re not only putting yourself in danger, but your employees and customers as well.

Failing to keep your kitchen hood system clean may result in:


  • Fires

  • Temporary closure of business

  • Dropped insurance

  • Permanent closure of a business



4. What are the advantages of using Rujo Hood Cleaning?


Unlike many hood cleaning companies in Houston, Rujo Hood Cleaning provides exceptional and reliable services. As mentioned in the response to number two, we go above and beyond a basic hood cleaning. We clean the filters, ducts, fans, replace light bulbs and fan belts as needed. And lastly, one thing our customers love – the before and after photos!



5. Do I need access panels installed?


All Upblast restaurant exhaust fans must have access panels, according to NFPA Fire Code.

Access panels allow for:

  • Direct access to maintain and clean the exhaust fan

  • A more balanced fan, reducing rattling and loud noises

  • Less wear of the fan belts and bearings

  • Avoiding fines by staying compliant with fire codes



6. Do I need hinges installed on my exhaust fan?


According to the NFPA 96, Upblast fans must have hinges installed.


Failure to add a hinge kit to your kitchen fan may result in damage to both the fan and roof, inability to properly clean, and increases the risk of fire.



If you are unsure if you have a hinge kit or are in need of a thorough hood cleaning, please call Rujo Hood Cleaning today at 832-639-4115.