4 Common Commercial Kitchen Equipment Needs

4 Common Commercial Kitchen Equipment Needs

Your commercial kitchen equipment is the most crucial component of your restaurant. Keeping it well maintained can help prevent unexpected problems that could ruin a busy dinner service. You can’t afford to take shortcuts when it comes to the upkeep and maintenance of your commercial kitchen. To keep your equipment operational, the experts at Addilan Group share the four areas that are often the most critical routine maintenance requirements in the kitchen. 


Vent Hood and Duct Cleaning

A vent hood system exhausts grease, oil, and smoke vapors as well as odor and air contaminants away from your building. To remove the built-up grease-laden vapors, your vent hood and duct should be cleaned by a professional at least once every six months. Between services, your vent hood system should be wiped down with a liquid degreaser to remove dirt and grime. 


Another part of the ventilation system that requires cleaning is the grease filter. A grease filter captures grease particles and prevents them from traveling into the duct. Because of this, your grease filters must be cleaned regularly or at least once per week to reduce fire risks. When you partner with a certified commercial kitchen hood cleaning company like Addilan Group, you can reduce the risk of fire, avoid possible fines, and maintain compliance with local codes. 


Grease Trap Maintenance

A grease trap is a plumbing device designed to intercept most grease and solids from kitchen wastewater before it streams into the sewer system. Unmaintained grease traps can lead to foul odors, expensive backups, and equipment failure. When you partner with Addilan Group and our grease trap maintenance services, you can rest assured your commercial kitchen will be functioning adequately and efficiently. Our team will perform proactive, full evacuation services to remove hardened buildup and jetting services if needed.


Refrigeration Inspection

Temperature control is vital in an effectively functioning commercial kitchen. If a refrigerator or freezer breaks down, it could mean hundreds or thousands of dollars lost in spoiled food. The various elements that make up your refrigerator and freezer should be inspected regularly, including:


  • Checking door hinges, closers, and electrical connections
  • Cleaning the gaskets and lubricating hinges
  • Checking refrigerant levels
  • Adjusting defrost timers
  • Inspecting suction line insulation
  • Calibrating thermometers
  • Cleaning condenser coils, drain pans, and air filters


By practicing preventive maintenance on your cooling systems, you can avoid headaches and costly repairs and enjoy reduced power consumption, extended life of critical components, maximized airflow, and the avoidance of mold growth. 


Kitchen Equipment Preventative Maintenance & Repairs

Your deep fryers, ovens, grills, griddles, and stoves are some of the most hardworking equipment in your commercial kitchen. They are subject to oil and grease, which are the greatest fire hazards in a commercial kitchen, and are also impacted by pans, choppers, scrapers, tongs, and more. Being one of the most expensive parts of your kitchen, they require a great deal of maintenance to keep them working efficiently. A professional commercial kitchen equipment repair company like Addilan Group can ensure these heating systems are always operating properly to avoid a costly breakdown or failure. We can inspect and repair temperature controls or probes, thermocouples, safety valves, gas lines, thermopiles, and more to keep your commercial kitchen running smoothly. 


Commercial Kitchen Hood and Grease Trap Maintenance with Addilan Group

A well-kept commercial kitchen is essential for consumer health and safety. By scheduling regular critical maintenance services, you can ensure the uninterrupted operation of your restaurant. At Addilan Group, we offer preventative and reactive services to keep your facility and kitchen operations running smoothly, whether it’s vent hood and duct cleaning, grease trap maintenance, refrigeration inspection, or kitchen equipment maintenance and repairs. Connect with our team today at 833-ADDILAN to learn more.