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Cleaning chimneys of restaurants in Jeddah
Cleaning kitchen chimneys in Jeddah
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Cleaning chimneys of restaurants and kitchens in Jeddah
There is another important factor regarding cleaning the chimneys of restaurants and kitchens from oils and greases. Basically, when we clean, we first make sure that the grease exhaust fan itself is well cleaned.
The reason is that when it is not cleaned properly, there can be more grease on some fan blades than others, which will make the fan out of balance. It’s kind of like when you buy a new tire. They balance it, because if one part of the tire is heavier than the other, then when it spins around, it really starts to shake. This is why your car shakes when you go down the road at high speed. Well, same with the exhaust fan. If some of the blades are heavier than others due to an uneven grease distribution, then it will make the fan vibrate, and when it vibrates a lot, you can sometimes feel the vibrations from the rest of the restaurant, which can be very distracting. However, basically what it does is ruin the fan, which starts falling due to excessive vibration. It’ll mess up the fan bearings, overwork and destroy the motor, and sometimes it’ll even destroy the fan blades. We’ve seen blades from a fan that weren’t cleaned properly by another company lying all over the roof, as if the fan had nearly exploded. So that’s why it’s so important, and that’s why when we do the cleaning, we make sure that the fan is cleaned properly, to avoid costly repairs.
So this is another very important part of cleaning exhaust grease.
There are two types of kitchen chimney cleaning that our professionals perform:
Regular cleaning involves cleaning the exterior and chimney filters using 3 types of solid and liquid chemicals.
Complete cleaning includes
Complete chimney disassembly including motor, rotor (inside fan), filter
Clean each part using different chemicals
Clean both the inner and outer surface of the chimney using chemicals.
It may take about 40 minutes to 1 hour to complete the cleaning process. Oven/hob cleaning and replacement of any parts may incur additional charges.
How often should I clean a chimney?
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This depends a lot on how much the stove or stove is used. The National Fire Protection Association says, “Smokees, fireplaces, and vents should be inspected at least once a year for integrity, freedom from sediment, and corrected clearances. Cleaning, maintenance and repairs should be done if necessary. “So even if you don’t use your entire chimney – birds, squirrels, raccoons and other critters may use your chimney making it unsafe to use without getting rid of accumulated debris from the nesting activity.
CSIA (The Chimney Safety Institute of America) says that stoves should be cleaned when 1/8″ of soot buildup is evident within the chimney and chimney system. If any glaze appears in the chimney, cleaning should be carried out even if there is less than 1/8″ of masonry. Anytime an appreciable buildup of soot and creosote occurs, it can be enough to start a chimney fire that could damage the chimney and even spread to the roof and home. Furnace chimney systems also require cleaning, so do not neglect regular cleaning of ventilation systems.
Cleaning a Chimney is necessary to remove soot, blockages and creosote buildup from your chimney. If not Cleaned soot and creosote buildup inside of a chimney flue reduce the draw of the fireplace and create the potential for a chimney fire. Creosote is highly flammable and is a byproduct of burning wood. The rate at which creosote builds inside of your chimney flue depends on wood selection, burning practices and the overall condition of your chimney system.
Ask A Sweep Tip: Density and water content make some types of firewood are better for burning than others. The denser and drier (aged/seasoned) the firewood is, the better it will burn and the more heat it can produce. Green or unseasoned wood will burn quickly and produce more creosote buildup.
Additionally, we recommend that you have your chimney inspected by a qualified chimney regularly as well. They have the training needed to identify decay and venting issues.
How Often Should I Sweep my Chimney?
Sweeping should be done as necessary. If we observe a minimum of ⅛-inch deposit of soot in the chimney we will recommend that it be swept.
To ensure that your chimney and fireplace are operationally ready, homeowners, regardless of burning frequency, are encouraged by the National Fire Protection Association to have their chimneys inspected annually. You can find the NFPA safety tip sheet here.
Checking for Chimney Creosote
When wood does not burn completely, either due to using wood that is unseasoned or inadequate airflow (or both), it generates creosote. Creosote buildup is the byproduct of oils in the wood which aren’t completely burned off. These are carried up with the smoke, which itself cools off as it rises, letting the byproducts mix with moisture and other chemicals and ultimately condensing on the flue interior.
Creosote buildup in your chimney has three different stages:
Stage 1: Creosote buildup begins as a loose, flaky deposit which can be easily brushed away during a sweep.
Stage 2: After multiple fires and cooling and condensing cycles, creosote turns into a tar-like deposit which becomes difficult to sweep. At this stage, it must be physically scraped off the inside of the flue.
Stage 3: High heat has produced multiple accumulating layers of deposits that have hardened into a thick layer constricting airflow. This will begin to pop and drip like candle wax inside of your flue as it is heated. Given the flammability of creosote, this stage is especially dangerous and can lead to chimney fires beginning in the flue and moving upward to the roofing.
During your annual chimney inspection, a CSIA-certified pro chimney sweep will identify whether creosote deposits are present in your chimney and recommend the appropriate solution to protect your chimney and home from a chimney fire.
Step-by-Step Guide: How to Clean Your Chimney
Chimney cleaning includes removing soot from the firebox, flue liner, smoke chamber, damper, and smoke shelf. For best results and dust control, we sweep your fireplace cleaning from the bottom to the top.
Step 1: We begin by placing a drop cloth in the work area, making sure to protect your floors and furnishings during the sweep process.
Step 2: With the HEPA vacuum on, we insert a spiral wire brush into the flue using expandable rods and slowly progress upwards through the liner and flue towards the chimney cap.
Step 3: During this process, the brush is turned clockwise inside of the flue to remove any brushable soot deposits.
Step 4: Once the flue is swept, our sweeps will brush and vacuum out soot deposits around the damper, smoke shelf, and the firebox.
Upon completion of the chimney cleaning, your CSIA-certified pro Chimney Sweep service will perform an inspection of your chimney and provide you a report outlining any repairs needed.
How Much Does it Cost to Get Chimney Sweep Cleaning and Maintenance?
Getting your chimney cleaned by a pro typically costs between $200 and $350 depending on your appliance and the level of inspection performed at the time of the sweeping