Hood and Kitchen Exhaust Maintenance

Published by Restaurant Facility Management Association


This webinar will be part one of a three-part series culminating at a session at RFMA 2020. The series will cover all aspects of grease exhaust systems.

1) Basic fan and exhaust functions
a) How they work
b) Basic maintenance preventive Maintenance items that should be addressed
c) Easy fixes and troubleshooting and when to call an expert.
d) Hood filters overview, requirements, and recommendations.

2) Cause and effect: Grease buildup causes and effects and the hidden dangers.
a) What is all this buildup in the ductwork and what to do about it.
b) What quality is for grease exhaust cleaning.
c) The ICC, NFPA, ASHRAE, and IKECA-ANSI. How standards work.
d) ANSI-IKECA C10 Cleaning standard and I10 Inspection standard update
e) Mutualistic Fire Protection from Utah State Deputy Fire Marshal Oliver Moore
f) Pictures and articles on fires that resulted from inadequate cleanings.
g) Grease Fire statistics.

3) Quick look at Standard proper cleaning
a) Setup
b) Cleaning in progress
c) Before and after pictures of extreme buildups
d) Proper Documentations and pictures
e) Proper cleanup
f) Hood and access stickers (documentation)

4) In person and Photo inspections and how to use technologies for proper inspections.
a) Cleaning deficiencies and tricks to spotting them.
b) Tricks for taking and receiving proper photo verification/documentation
c) Drawings and pictures lists to properly match pictures
d) Access plate stickers as part of the pictures inspections(numbered)
e) Insurance regulations
f) Permit programs
g) Looking into the systems. Why inaccessible areas cannot be allowed.
h) Measuring the grease and the grease comb
i) Checking hidden areas outside the duct.
j) Checking rooftop areas and fans.
h) the importance of the hood filters.

Don Pfleiderer, CECS, CESI
President - Enviromatic Corporation of America, Inc
With over 45 years of experience in the Exhaust System Field (1974), Don Pfleiderer is the current president of Enviromatic Corporation. His accomplishments include various product patents and many innovative programs for grease exhaust systems. He is also an IKECA certified grease exhaust vent system cleaner (CECS #11743, exp 6/1/2020) and inspector (CESI #11743, exp. 6/1/2019) and a member of the IKECA - ANSI standards consensus body for kitchen exhaust systems developing the IKECA-ANSI C10...More

Originally Published

October 18, 2019

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Hood and Kitchen Exhaust Maintenance - Video
  • Properly Cleaned - Paper
  • Job Specifications - Paper
  • Picture Requirements - Paper

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


This program has not been submitted for credit in any jurisdiction.

Registrants will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in various jurisdictions.

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