What we do

We provide Fire Risk Compliance inspections to the Food Service Industry, for our clients that range from Insurance companies to Building owners and managers.

The basic inspection and cleaning requirements for Hood Ventilation Systems are found in NFPA code 96. This code specifies exactly what areas of the Hood Ventilation System must be cleaned down to bare metal. All contamination from grease and oil must be removed in a systematic and timely basis. The code indicates that none of the metal surfaces in a cooking ventilation system can be treated or covered in any way. Official inspections can only be completed by technicians and companies who have been trained and certified that has jurisdiction in accordance with the NFPA code.

Grease Inspections
The inspection requirements for grease buildup in cooking ventilation systems is based upon the level of usage for each commercial cooking facility. Facilities that use solid fuels such as wood as a cooking fuel require an inspection each month by a certified inspector. Agencies or businesses that operate on a 24-hour basis or who cook high volumes of food must be inspected quarterly. Businesses cooking and using a ventilation system at moderate levels will need a semi-annual inspection for grease buildup. Organizations such as places of worship or senior centers with low volume operations will only need inspections once a year. Regardless of your organization’s cooking volume, it is important to faithfully follow the requirements for your type of facility to ensure the safety of all your patrons.

We will provide a comprehensive exposure audit, complete with digital photo documentation and written evaluations, we will show any hazards as well as other situations detrimental to the property.

Do you know if the exhaust systems on your property is properly maintained?
Can you say with confidence whether they are being cleaned properly?
Are the systems compliant with the NFPA 96 Standard?
Is grease accumulation on your roof eating away at a very expensive investment?

The Audit we perform is a thorough inspection and evaluation of the complete exhaust system. The majority of the systems we audit demonstrate neglected issues requiring corrective steps, above and beyond routine cleaning, in order to bring them into compliance with NFPA 96.