The kitchen is the core of any food establishment. When the kitchen is not running efficiently or safely, it will compromise production, quality, and the diminish revenues. The International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA) has created a standard on inspections for grease build-up in a commercial kitchen exhaust hood. The reason why those standards have been implemented is because of the negative and harmful results that commonly occur when they are not followed. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for kitchens to have an air system that is completely out of balance. Routine inspections of the exhaust hoods are just one component to maintaining proper ventilation and airflow within the kitchen walls. Continue reading
Airtek Indoor Air Solutions is fully licensed, trained, and insured to carry out maritime services for ships and other vessels. Recently, Airtek effectively completed a marine duct cleaning project for the United States Navy aboard the USS Somerset.
Airtek Indoor Air Solutions frequently works with mechanical contractors on large projects to ensure that HVAC leaks are sealed properly. During a major air duct cleaning project a few years ago at the University of California, San Diego, Airtek worked closely with a mechanical contractor as well as a sub-contractor who trailed behind to re-seal the ducts after the cleaning was completed. It became evident that these services go hand-in-hand.
When Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) parts break down, replacing them can create a large fiscal impact on your company or corporation. If you encounter an unexpected, non-budgeted HVAC dilemma, next time consider HVAC restoration instead of replacement. Continue reading
On January 29, 2015, the hallways of Southern California Hospital at Culver City filled with smoke, prompting immediate evacuations of approximately 175 patients and 225 staff members. Fortunately, the quick response of hospital employees and the 55 firefighters from the Culver City Fire Department and Los Angeles Fire Department who responded to the scene prevented the loss of lives.
May 27, 2015 was a typical Wednesday evening at the popular Fish Market Restaurant in Downtown San Diego. However, on that particular night, a kitchen fire broke out in the midst of the dinner rush, causing fearful patrons and employees to evacuate quickly. The end result was over $1.2 million in damage to this local eatery. It was determined that the grease buildup in the kitchen hood was the culprit and origin of this devastating fire.
Although most air duct systems in buildings cannot be seen with the naked eye, they are an integral part of a structure and employees’ well being. More often than not, employers overlook the need for commercial duct cleaning, and only when they have a problem or complaint do they look into the option for improving their air quality needs. Choosing to maintain your system with a routine commercial duct cleaning process can lead to better employee productivity as well as profitability for the entire company.
Did you know?…Any restaurant or establishment that cooks food commercially is required to have their kitchen hood system cleaned on a regular basis? Most industrial and commercial buildings neglect the maintenance of their kitchen exhaust systems.
HVAC cleaning should be a regular part of home maintenance to help keep the dwelling safe and to maintain the integrity of the system. Whether you’re a homeowner wondering how to tell when it’s time to call an HVAC professional, or you’re a new to the industry and you want to provide exceptional service by making the most accurate recommendations to your customers, here are five questions you can ask that will help you identify when it’s time for an HVAC cleaning. Continue reading