Maintenance and Cleaning Division

IKECA certification

For more than 10 years

Cadexair is an active member of the professional association IKECA. This organization ensures that the work of its members is carried out in strict accordance with Canadian codes and standards.

IKECA is an international professional association founded in 1989 to meet the NFPA96 standard. Ventilation systems in commercial kitchens should be inspected and cleaned by certified persons or organizations. All members must have a competency card resulting from rigorous examinations following continuing education.

Types of intervention

We offer maintenance programs adapted according to
types of cooking, cooking activities and applicable regulations

Inspection of commercial kitchen ventilation systems by a competent and certified company is mandatory according to section 11.4 of the NFPA 96 standard in force.
The accumulation of grease in commercial hood systems must be cleaned by a company duly trained in accordance with article 11.6.1 of the NFPA 96 standard in force.
Some more technologically advanced systems must be studied in a more complex way, it is for this reason that all our technicians have access to our team of engineers who design this type of ventilation system.

Contact our team

Your system is not working? You have a problem? Our technical support teams are there to help you!

Is your maintenance program in accordance with the regulations in force?

  • Maintenance program for self-cleaning hood systems including monthly visits and necessary biotechnology products
  • Filter replacement program in air cleaning devices and air supply fans, according to your needs
  • Monthly cleaning program for filters in hoods
  • Fan belt replacement and bearing maintenance program
  • Grease interceptor treatment program, including supply of biotech dissolving products

Several reasons to choose Cadexair

Qualified staff in continuous training

We offer several maintenance programs tailored to your needs

The Quebec construction code refers to the NFPA96 2011 standard to regulate the construction and maintenance of air ventilation systems for commercial kitchens. The authorities having jurisdiction, including fire protection services and insurers, have the mandate to strengthen the application of this standard.

Articles concerning the maintenance of evacuation systems

11.4 * inspection for accumulation of fat. The complete evacuation system must be inspected by a company or competent person (s) duly trained and certified acceptable to the authorities having jurisdiction, in accordance with the table below.

11.6.1 * Following the inspection, the portions of the evacuation system contaminated by grease deposits must be cleaned by a competent company or person (s), duly trained and certified, acceptable to the authorities having jurisdiction.

* Free translation for reference only.

When to clean

In connection with NFPA96, a system for measuring fat deposits is established to trigger a need for cleaning. The measurement method is a depth gauge comb, shown above, which is scraped along the surface of the horizontal and / or vertical conduit. A measured depth of 2,000 microns (0.078 inches) indicates the need to clean to eliminate the risk of fire. The comb also includes a point measurement in the critical zone which is 3175 microns (0.125 inch), with such a thickness, the conduits, made of 16 gauge galvanized steel, will not be able to withstand the heat of the fire and will open leaving the spread.

Technical support

Call Cadexair for advanced technical support

You can count on customer service that listens to your needs and ensures professional work, done by experienced staff to:

  • Replacement of belts
  • Replacement of motors
  • Replacement of electronic controls
  • Replacement of components for variable flow hoods
  • Upgrading of control systems
  • Smoking evacuation or fresh air compensation problem
Hospital centers
National Defense
Government Buildings

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