One of the main things we try to instill in our Eagle Scouts is the idea of being safe. That doesn’t mean never taking risks, but rather that you should take every precaution within reason to protect yourself and others from harm. New York City restaurants are a great example of this. The kitchen inside a restaurant is a dangerous area. There are open flames everywhere, and multiple ovens, stoves, and burners often running all at once. All this heat and the cooking of food creates greasy vapors that stick to every surface nearby. These vapors are highly flammable, which means the at any moment, a fire could start in the kitchen and quickly spread throughout the building, endangering the lives of the kitchen staff, employees, and even the restaurant patrons. NYC hood cleaning is crucial to sanitizing the restaurant equipment and ensuring the safety of everyone in the building. Professional hood cleaners scrub down everything to remove the grease and clean the area effectively.
The city of New York has thousands of restaurants lining every street all of which all need a hood cleaning service to help them keep their kitchen sparkling and safe for the people who work and eat there. Even with strict NYC fire codes and the requirement to keep special grade fire extinguishers nearby in case of emergency, hood cleaning is a necessary expense that all restaurants should invest in. Recently, we took our Eagle Scouts back to the Big Apple to help in some Manhattan restaurants. We spent a couple days working at two different places, cleaning up the seating area and the kitchens. It was an eye-opening experience that taught the students our core values of teamwork and safety.
As an alternative to hiring a hood cleaning company, restaurants can opt to have their own staff wash down equipment at the end of each day. However, based on previous experience, employees tend to shortcut the cleaning to get out of work earlier. Bringing in a professional cleaner ensures the appropriate chemicals are used and the work is done to health code standards. The last thing you want is a health code violation because an employee got a little lazy.