How to Gain Easy Entry Into Your Grease Ducts
Grease ducts are an essential part of any commercial kitchen and play a vital role in keeping it clean. They are responsible for carrying away grease, oil smoke, and other cooking by-products from the cooking equipment to the exterior of the building. Over time, however, these ducts can become clogged with grease and oil, leading to many problems. Grease duct access doors can provide easy access for cleaning and maintenance.
Most grease duct access doors are easily accessible for cleaning. Some models offer a chain attached to the removable panel that allows for even easier access. You can also choose between doors for square/rectangular ducts or round duct access doors.
You need to follow parameters the code requirements to ensure proper entry to via your grease duct access doors:
- Person-sized opening (20 inches by 20 inches) at top of risers
- Access door every 12 feet (NFPA 96) or 20 feet (IMC), and at changes in direction.
- Material and thickness should match the duct construction
- Duct opening located Placed 1.5 inches from duct bottom edge
Before beginning any work, read the manufacturer's instructions carefully and follow all safety precautions. When working with grease or oil, always wear gloves and protective clothing.
How Often Should You Clean Grease Ducts?
You should inspect and clean your grease ducts at least once a year and more frequently depending on the type and volume of cooking performed. Your local codes will define how often you need to inspect and clean your grease ducts.
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Grease duct access doors from DuraSystems are top-tier and easy to install. They are the ideal choice for additional access to your existing grease ducts so your certified duct cleaners can clean your grease duct system properly. Let DuraSystems evaluate your requirements and provide a solution. Contact us today to learn more.