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 safe and free from pollutants. We want to show our customers that we care about our earth and outline the ways we protect the environment.

There are several kitchen exhaust cleaning companies that use harsh and caustic cleaning chemicals, but not Facilitec West. Our cleaning chemicals, by Uncle Oscar’s, are a safer and more environmentally-friendly product than some of the other choices on the market. It contains powerful, plant-extracted proteins and peptides to break down tough fats, oils, and grease (FOGs)—which helps make our job so much easier. Plus, it’s water based, biodegradable, non-toxic, and non-carcinogenic; all great things for our environment!

Air Pollution

In our industry, we face some tough and stubborn cleaning projects every day. We focus on cleaning the FOGs out of commercial kitchen’s hoods, plenums, and ducts. By removing these nuisances from commercial kitchens, our environmental protection is three-fold: air pollution, stormwater protection, and fire protection.

When commercial kitchens aren’t kept up to code and cleaned frequently enough, the FOGs begin to buildup in the system. As air flows through the dirty system, it pulls particles from the sticky FOGs into the air. This pollutes the air with fat, oil, and grease particles, which isn’t good for the environment (or for people’s skin and lungs!). Fats, oils, and grease are sticky by nature, so allowing them to float around in the air means they can stick to and affect other things (like plants, benches, walls, etc.).

Stormwater Protection

When Facilitec West cleans commercial kitchens by removing FOGs, we are removing these negative things from reaching the atmosphere, rooftops, and other indirect areas that feed into the stormwater systems. Much like how we protect from air pollution, when the weather turns rainy, any FOGs in the air, on the rooftop, or attached to walls, benches, or more will get washed into the stormwater systems. We help contain and remove these things from our environment by installing and managing containment systems that block and eliminate FOGs from reaching draining areas.

Fire Protection

Fats, oils, and grease are the perfect fire starter fuel. If a commercial kitchen’s system isn’t cleaned properly, all the built-up grease becomes fire fuel. Fires are dangerous for businesses, people, and the environment. The pollution caused by smoke is only one thing that hurts the environment. Unfortunately, the fire could spread and affect other businesses/the surrounding greenery. We follow all NFPA 96 regulations to help keep your business safe and up to code.


If you’re looking for a company that cares about the environment and goes above and beyond to protect the air, stormwater, and prevent fires, then look no further than the Facilitec West team. If you want to keep your commercial kitchen safe and clean, contact us to learn more. We can discuss what your company needs to protect your business, keep your employees safe, and save the environment. We offer a Grease-Free Guarantee® to ensure our customers safety and happiness.