Restaurant kitchen exhaust cleaning is an excellent pressure washing business that offers regular income with a relatively low entry cost. Kitchen exhaust cleaning can keep you working throughout the winter, even if you live in colder climates. The National Fire Protection Association writes the standards that all commercial cooking operations must follow. All commercial kitchens must be inspected on a regular basis, and “If upon inspection, the exhaust system is found to be contaminated with deposits from grease-laden vapors, the contaminated portions of the exhaust system shall be cleaned by a properly trained, qualified, and certified person(s) acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.”(NFPA 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations, ©2017)
The exact definition of a properly trained, qualified, and certified person will depend on where you live. Some municipalities will require a physical certificate granted by a recognized entity such as Phil Ackland Training. While some others may not be as strict. Certification is important. A certification will separate you from your competitors. Certification will also give you some accreditation with local authorities if you ever become part of a fire investigation.
Certification is more than just learning how to use a pressure washer. Kitchen exhaust cleaning certification programs will review the NFPA 96 standard and local fire codes as they relate to kitchen hood cleaning. Introduce the components of a commercial kitchen exhaust system, and teach you to spot major deficiencies that not only impact your ability to clean them, but also puts your customer at risk for fire. You will also learn how to protect yourself from potential liability by maintaining accurate records.
Kitchen exhaust cleaning certification boot camps will give you hands-on training at actual job sites so you can make mistakes and experiment in a low risk environment. You will get dirty! Research has proven that hands-on training is the most effective method for learning a new skill. Auditory and visual learners can learn from watching our expert trainers clean a kitchen exhaust system. Kinesthetic learners will have opportunities to practice the skills they need to clean a kitchen exhaust system efficiently. Practice builds confidence. When it comes time to perform on an actual job site, you will be ready.
PowerWash University offers a three day kitchen exhaust cleaning boot camp for Phil Ackland certification and a five day boot camp for business owners. In the five day program, you will earn a certification and also learn to successfully sell and market your kitchen exhaust hood cleaning business. The five day program will also discuss how to build a database to manage customer relationships and explain what types of kitchen hood cleaning jobs you want to go after and which you want to avoid and why. You will learn how to build a solid working relationship with local fire departments and other inspectors. When you have completed the training, you will be able to create an opening business strategy, so you can start making money as a kitchen hood cleaner, and maximize your earning potential with add-on services.
Starting a kitchen exhaust hood cleaning business will require more than just cleaning skills. Understanding the rules for legal compliance is just the first step. Phil Ackland Kitchen Hood Cleaning School will help you take the next step to get you on the path to success.
Many schools teach students based on the NFPA 96 standard, but no other school is more recognized than Phil Ackland. The Phil Ackland Certification is respected by fire inspectors, restaurant managers, property owners, and city leaders all across the United States and Canada. Small class sizes allow for more individualized attention and flexibility to use different instructional approaches. Phil Ackland Certification will help you start new professional relationships that will open new doors for your business.