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Determining Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Frequency

16 03, 2020

Determining Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Frequency


One of the most frequently asked questions we receive from new customers is how often they will need their kitchen exhaust cleaned. This question becomes difficult to answer; the answer comes from a variety of factors, and even then it’s not always straight forward. This can make it hard for our customers to understand their [...]

17 02, 2020

5 Reasons to Invest in Better Grease Containment


A rooftop grease containment system protects your business from a variety of expensive, time consuming, and sometimes deadly rooftop grease related hazards. Having one installed is simple and will protect your business and team more efficiently than if you just used the essentials (like a grease catch). The grease catch in your kitchen’s exhaust hood [...]

20 01, 2020

5 Ways to Keep Your Commercial Kitchen Fire-Safe


Keeping your commercial kitchen safe from fires may seem like an easy task; however, it does require you to follow the proper steps and maintenance. It can be easy, but only when it is approached thoughtfully and methodically. Your number one goal should be to protect your commercial kitchen, team, and customers from the dangers [...]

4 12, 2019

Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Prevents Disease Transmission


Grease: What’s the issue? Not only is it unpleasant to see in your restaurant, but it also puts your employees and customers in danger. Facilitec West, by cleaning grease out of your restaurant’s systems, helps fight against disease transmission from rats, mice, and the decay of grease. Leftover grease is dangerous in terms of being [...]

6 11, 2019

We Protect the Environment


Our environment is extremely fragile, and we must do everything we can to protect it. That’s why, here at Facilitec West, we protect the environment every day we are at work. Our work directly impacts the environment while we work on rooftops and in commercial kitchens; our team of grease removal specialists keep our environment [...]

9 10, 2019

The Importance of Access Doors


We wrote about access doors (also referred to as access panels) last year, but we want to revisit this topic to explain their importance. NFPA 96 states several rules for access doors, the most significant being, “7.3.1 – Openings shall be provided at the sides or at the top of the duct, whichever is more [...]

4 09, 2019

Hood Cleaning is About Life and Property Safety


There are parts of life where grease is necessary, maybe even considered awesome. There are other parts of life where grease isn’t welcomed; in fact, there are places where grease can become destructive and life-threatening. If you own a commercial cooking operation or kitchen, excessive grease is not your friend. By letting grease build up [...]

7 08, 2019

We Offer 24/7 Emergency Cleanings


There are over 8,000 reported structure fires each year from eating and drinking establishments, alone. From those fires, there’s an average of three deaths, 100 people injured, and approximately $229 million in property damage, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS). Our team at Facilitec West can [...]

10 07, 2019

We Are Proud Members


We hold ourselves to a high set of standards here at Facilitec West. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a reliable, friendly, and on-time team to all our customers. Our high standards for conducting business in the best and most professional way is one of the reasons we are proud members of several [...]

5 06, 2019

Remember to Replace Your Filters


With over 8,000 reported restaurant fires a year, it’s important to stay on top of your restaurant’s preventative maintenance. This means remembering to replace your hood’s filters when the time comes to replace them and having trained professionals (Facilitec West) scheduled to ensure they are working properly. Depending on the kind of filter you have [...]

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