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Is Kitchen Hood Fire Suppression Required for Your Hawaii Restaurant?

Posted on Mar 15, 2022

When it comes to fires, commercial kitchens are considered a high-risk environment. From appliances that use open flames to cook foods, to those that produce flammable grease, commercial kitchens can become dangerous if not properly cleaned and maintained. Ranges, broilers, fryers and ovens operate at high temperatures in close contact with combustibles such as fat, […]


Different Types of Hood Systems For Your Restaurant

Posted on Mar 1, 2022

Kitchen hoods are essential for any commercial restaurant kitchen. As the starting point for the commercial kitchen ventilation system, the commercial kitchen hood helps remove pollutants from the air, regulate temperature and prevent fires. However, there are two different types of hood systems made for commercial restaurants. The main difference is the ability to handle […]


How Humidity Affects Your Home Vents and Ducts

Posted on Feb 15, 2022

Humidity can have a significant impact on your HVAC system over time. Your vents and ductwork particularly are susceptible to the effects of humidity, including mold and mildew. Here in Hawaii, we know that humidity is a year-round issue. We take care to protect our homes, cars, and even bodies from the heat and humidity. […]


Signs To Have Your Dryer Vents Cleaned

Posted on Feb 1, 2022

If it seems like your dryer is not working as well as it once did, it may not be old age. Instead your dryer may be trying to tell you something – time to clean the vents! While it may seem like a redundant task (after all, don’t you clean out the lint trap before […]


Upblast vs Downblast Roof Fans: The Difference

Posted on Nov 15, 2021

Ventilation is a crucial part of any enclosed space, especially when you have fumes, moisture, odors, heat and grease-filled air that needs to be taken out. Commercial kitchens, laundries, and bathrooms are some areas that will need ventilation, so it’s vital to know which fan to use for the best result. There are two types […]


How Often Do Trash Chutes Need to Be Cleaned?

Posted on Oct 15, 2021

When managing a commercial, apartment or condominium building, there is a lot of maintenance that needs to take place. While you are making your annual to-do list, there is one item you should not leave off: cleaning the trash chute. This convenient tube makes it easy and simple for residents and tenants to dispose of […]


Is Your Kitchen Exhaust Not Working: Likely Causes

Posted on Oct 1, 2021

Whether you are cooking fish and need to get the smell out, or you are dealing with smoke because you have let dinner cook a little too long, your kitchen exhaust fan is very important. You may not realize just how often you switch the fan on throughout the day to get rid of odors, […]


How Do You Remove Grease From Kitchen Hood Filter

Posted on Sep 15, 2021

Each fall, homeowners compile a list of chores to get done before the winter months arrive. It might include winterizing pipes, raking leaves or doing a deep clean inside the home. One item you should consider adding to your autumn to-do list is cleaning your kitchen hood filter. Over time, the filter under your kitchen […]


Is A Kitchen Hood Necessary?

Posted on Sep 1, 2021

As you build or remodel your home or commercial restaurant, you may wonder where you can save money and cut costs. Do you really need the granite countertop? Is the backsplash too much, or a necessity? And what appliances are actually necessary? As you go down the list trying to find places to save money, […]


Fire Safety in Restaurants

Posted on Aug 1, 2021

Not only are restaurants a busy, active place, but they can also be a dangerous place if not properly prepared. With open flames, hot equipment, cooking oils and cleaning products, the risk for fire in a commercial kitchen is high. According to data from the National Fire Protection Association, nearly 8,000 establishments on average have […]