Hood, Duct & Exhaust Fan Cleaning

We SAFELY and EFFECTIVELY remove grease without harming your equipment.

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BEFORE Cleaning – the grease is building up on the hood and duct increasing the potential for fire.

AFTER Cleaning – the hood and duct are now free of the dangerous grease build-up & the fire risk for your facility is reduced.

SERVICE FEATURES

  • Full Exhaust System Cleaning
  • Professionally Trained and Certified Cleaners
  • Next Cleaning Reminders
  • Before and After Pictures of Every Job
  • Pull Out Equipment to Fully Clean All Areas

CLEANING HELPS AVOID

  • Violation of NFPA Codes
  • Health Code Violations
  • Unhealthy Sanitary Conditions
  • Decreased Air Flow
  • Grease Fires in Exhaust Fan
  • Damage to Fan and Roof
  • Reduced Fan and Roof Longevity
  • Loss of Customers
  • Loss of Revenue

Cleaning your full exhaust system regularly is key to making your business safer for your patrons and employees.

Trust Protegis Fire & Safety’s cleaning services to keep you safe.

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How to Prevent False Alarms

Let’s be honest – false alarms are annoying. Sure, it’s better safe than sorry and more often than not, false alarms are totally worth it. Almost all of us would rather have that happen than the alternative. With that being said, it doesn’t mean they should be happening frequently. There are things you can do to ensure that false fire alarms aren’t an ongoing issue in your home or place of business.

What Causes Them?

There are a lot of reasons that fire alarms can get tripped. Reasons include dust, insects, strong chemicals, and poor installation, let’s take a closer look.

Dirt, Dust, and Bugs

Believe it or not, insects cause a lot of false alarms. Some are so small that they’re able to get inside the device and inadvertently mess around with its sensors. This can be exacerbated by excess dust and dirt – which can make your detector overly sensitive to things in a given area; therefore increasing the likelihood of a false alarm.

Poor Installation

The fact is most business owners at first tend to view fire safety as a sidebar issue to what they have going on with their day-to-day. This makes them want to save on costs by using more inexpensive equipment. While you don’t need the Cadillac of fire safety equipment, you DO need to invest in dependable, reliable brands and products.

Doing so will save you a ton of money. In fact, most false alarms are caused by low-quality detectors and even worse – poor installation or incorrect placement. Things like being installed too close to a bathroom or in an area where they’re exposed to pollen particles or barbecue smoke from outside your home can also make your detector more susceptible to a false alarm. Additionally, be careful about your alarm’s proximity to heat-generating assets like ovens, stoves, radiators, and the like as those can trip alarms, too.

The best rule of thumb is to try to place your alarms 10-20 feet away from these sorts of things – making it easier to avoid a false alarm. 

Chemicals

One of the biggest culprits for false alarms is chemicals. Microparticles from inside your wall and even some cleaning agents can trigger your detector. When you’re repainting your home or commercial space – we definitely recommend disabling your alarm *while* you work and then turn it back on once you’ve had a few hours to settle.

What Can I Do To Avoid These Things?

The first thing you should always try to do is to clean up the area near your alarm. Just like anything else, they accumulate dust, dirt mold, and other debris. Vacuum vents near detectors, sweep and clean the areas around them, even gently wipe them down. And always – rest your device when you do.

Additionally, always be sure you have a fire safety pro come through once a year just to check up on your alarms. They may need minor things like battery replacement – but they can also help you figure out where to best place your detectors so they can do their job as intended. Doing so – will dramatically decrease the risk of a false fire alarm.

And above all else – even if you hear an alarm and you’re 99% sure it’s nothing; follow your regular fire safety protocols to the ‘t’. Exit the building, get people to safety – then try your best after the coast is clear, to try to identify what caused it. And if you’re unsure, call in a pro.

If you have a question about this or any other fire and life safety topic, please contact Protegis Fire & Safety.