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The Importance of Access Doors

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 [...]

8 05, 2019

We Keep You NFPA 96 Compliant


The NFPA 96 is a set of codes and standards that are designed to provide protection from kitchen fires and disasters and maintain proper ventilation control set by the National Fire Protection Association. These are standards that fire marshals follow and commercial cooking operations are required to adhere to. It’s our job to keep [...]

10 04, 2019

Grease Lock 365 Grease Filter


If you haven’t already invested in the GL365 grease filter, then this blog is for you! You may be spending more money, time, and resources than necessary if you haven’t made the switch to the Grease Lock 365 filter, yet. Investing in this high-quality grease filter will keep your business cleaner for [...]

6 03, 2019

Preventative Maintenance


Preventative maintenance is vital to preventing any potential problems prior to them happening. This can save you a lot of time, money, and headaches. We practice preventative maintenance in other areas of our life—like when we take vitamins or get our car’s oil changed—so why wouldn’t you keep your restaurant safe and healthy, too? Prevent [...]

6 02, 2019

Look Up: Is Your Ceiling Clean?


Having a clean ceiling is often overlooked by most business owners; maybe because it’s always above you and out of sight. And out of sight means out of mind, right? Well, not always. Especially when it comes to keeping your ceiling clean. Your ceiling takes a beating every day, from the grease, fumes, smoke, [...]

9 01, 2019

Your Commercial Kitchen’s New Years Resolution


Many people make personal New Years resolutions like eating better or working out more, but you can also make resolutions for your professional life also. When it comes to restaurant’s, there is always room for improvement in the kitchen. And now that the busy holiday season has passed it’s the perfect time to start fresh. For [...]

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