Food Truck Exhaust Fans Help Beat the Heat
Want to keep your mobile kitchen a little cooler this summer? Make sure you have the right food truck exhaust fan installed and follow some of these tips to help beat the heat.

Spring is almost over and temperatures are on the rise. If you run a food truck or concession stand, the heat from cooking can become dangerously warm inside your mobile kitchen. It’s not uncommon on a hot summer day, for the temperature inside of a food truck to reach 120°F or more! Continue reading

Flame Gard Flat Duct Access Door

Flame Gard flat duct access doors offer a cost effective and dependable solution for adding access to inspect and clean your commercial kitchen ventilation duct system. If you don’t already have access ports installed, or the ones you have are flimsy and unsafe, it’s time to make a change.

Why Do You Need Duct Access Doors?

So why is it so crucial to have safe and reliable access to grease ducts? It is important to be able to reach all areas of the ducts to ensure they are completely clean. If there is no way to inspect and access the interior of your ventilation system, then there is no way to make sure it’s clean.

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Centrifugal Upblast Exhaust Fan

Every commercial kitchen ventilation system needs a centrifugal upblast exhaust fan. It’s one of three main components of a complete exhaust hood system: a hood, ductwork, and an exhaust fan. Without a fan, your kitchen would be probably become filled with smoke and covered in grease.

You may never even see your upblast exhaust fan, but knowing what it is and understanding how it fits into your exhaust system is still important, especially when it comes to troubleshooting issues and properly maintaining your system.


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Grease Gutter Sidekick

No matter what type of kitchen is being ventilated, having a rooftop grease containment system like the Grease Gutter Sidekick installed isn’t an option – it’s a necessity. So what exactly is the Sidekick, and is it right for you? Let’s find out.

The Grease Gutter Sidekick is a rooftop grease containment system designed to mitigate rooftop damage and maintain the utmost safety for your commercial kitchen. The Sidekick was designed specifically for lower volume applications where a single sided exhaust fan grease catchment system is desired or necessary. Continue reading

Flame Gard Type III Hood Filter

The performance of any commercial kitchen ventilation system relies heavily on the type of hood filters you use. If you want to maximize your filter’s available capture area and increase the free area of your hood filter, there’s nothing better than Flame Gard Type III frameless hood filters.

Flame Gard frameless filters are designed to get grease out of your ventilation system before it has a chance to enter the ductwork. As with most grease hood filters, the Flame Gard frameless filter uses baffles to divert and collect fats, oils and grease effluent from a variety of cooking applications from griddles to grills and woks to fryers. Once the grease is collected, it can be easily removed.

Having the proper hood filter installed plays an important role in the effectiveness, efficiency, and the safety of your commercial kitchen. The Flame Gard frameless filter offers some unique benefits to your ventilation system. Learn more about this filter and check out our brief Flame Gard Frameless Hood Filters Review video to find out if it’s right for you. Continue reading

Comparing Type I Hoods and Type II Hoods
If you’re somewhat new to commercial kitchen ventilation, you may not have heard of or know what the difference is between Type I Hoods and Type II hoods.

Commercial kitchen exhaust systems all consist of the same basic components: vent hood, hood filters, ductwork, upblast fan, and for Type I hoods, a make-up air supply. They also all have the same basic purpose: to remove heat, steam, odors, and grease or oil vapors out of the kitchen, and then return fresh, clean air back into it.

Commercial kitchen vent hoods are classified into two main categories: Type I hoods and Type II hoods. Choosing the right type of hood for your ventilation system will help ensure you keep your kitchen safe, clean, and in compliance with the law.

To determine which type of hood you’ll need, you must consider the type of air you are exhausting as well as the type of equipment that will be located under the hood. Learn more about the differences between Type I hoods and Type II hoods and find out which one is right for you. Continue reading

Exhaust Fan Access Panel

Exhaust fan access panels are a must for any commercial kitchen ventilation system. Similar to a duct access panel, this type of cleanout port allows direct access to areas of your upblast fan that would normally be out of reach.

This makes is easier to both inspect and to clean. But that’s not the only benefit you’ll reap from installing an access port. Let’s review the many reasons why you should install an exhaust fan access panel on your upblast fan.
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Grease Gutter 360 Rooftop Grease Containment System
We all know it’s important to keep fats, oils, and grease off of your rooftop but it shouldn’t be difficult or expensive. With the Grease Gutter 360 rooftop grease containment system, it’s easy, efficient, and affordable!

Featuring a 360-degree duct design, this high quality grease containment system is made to withstand the demanding conditions of commercial or industrial cooking operations and protect your roof system for years to come. Continue reading

Mobile Food Truck Concession Hood Systems

Spring is here and that means it’s time for food trucks! It’s also a good time for a little spring cleaning and a check-up to make sure your concession hood system and other equipment is set up properly and running smoothly for the season. We’ve compiled a list to help get you started. Continue reading

10 Preventive Maintenance Tips For Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Fans

Roof mounted commercial kitchen exhaust fans are often out-of-sight, out-of-mind, only garnering the attention they deserve when they don’t work. Your rooftop exhaust fan has an important job to do. Don’t wait until it’s broken and your food service operation has to shut down.

As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Learn more about how a little preventive maintenance can help ensure your rooftop ventilation system has a long life and remains fully functioning. Continue reading