A Guide to HVAC Units for the Amateur

When our family first moved into our home five years ago, the central heating and air unit were brand new. We never considered that there would be a time when it would not be operating as we wanted it to. When the time to buy a new unit came, we found that the available options were more diverse than we thought. It was all too confusing. After researching the different options, I decided to create this blog. My hope is that others who are faced with this decision can find easy-to-understand information that can aid in quickly making an informed decision.

Clean Up Kitchen Grease And Foul Odors Before They Happen

Construction & Contractors Blog

No one wants to eat at a restaurant that has a greasy kitchen and smells like old food, and kitchen staff certainly don't want to gain any extra attention from health inspectors. Unfortunately, keeping a clean commercial kitchen requires more than the every day scrub down the staff can provide. Here are some cleaning projects that will take your kitchen from spotty to spotless.

Removing difficult odors like smoke and pungent spices is very difficult. You shouldn't spray aerosol scents because they only mask smells instead of remove them. Some can also create a sticky layer on surfaces or even contaminate food. Instead, sprinkling some baking soda near the stove or refrigerator can absorb odors. You can also pour baking soda down sink drains and disposals and add vinegar to wash away old food smells. Even dishwashers can be cleaned this way.

The best way to eliminate smell, though, is by removing it before it causes a problem. A precipitator will remove smoke and odors before they pollute your kitchen. These systems only require minimal maintenance and cleaning.

Grease is another common problem in the commercial kitchen. Grease buildup around stoves and fryers are the most obvious trouble spots. However, even the ceiling or fans above a stove or fryer is subject to a slathering of grease. Spray a grease-cutting solution like Pine Sol or even a layer of dish soap to remove any grease leftover from cooking. Let it sit for several minutes before removing with water and a scrub pad. Again, a good precipitator will remove the problem of grease above you stove or fryer altogether.

Kitchens that already have a precipitator might not have to do as much tough cleaning, but those systems require their own cleaning. Without proper upkeep, more odors and grease will slip back into the area. Normal kitchen staff should not attempt to clean a precipitator because they could seriously damage the system. Instead, there are companies specializing in precipitator maintenance and cleaning (such as Fireproofing Corporation). Often they are even certified by the precipitator manufacturers to do this.

Though the systems don't need a lot of regular tune ups, precipitator maintenance companies will check to see if everything is in working condition while they clean it. If something were to go wrong, many places offer 24/7 emergency repair to get your kitchen productive again.

When it comes to cleaning a kitchen, a proactive response is key. Every day grime can build up over time, causing staff to stay after hours to scrub grease from tiles and walls. Use these tips and a good precipitator to cut those unwanted cleaning hours.


11 February 2015