Maintenance and Cleaning of Commercial Hoods
For more than 10 years
Cadexair is an active member of the International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association (IKECA), which ensures that the work of its members is carried out in strict adherence to Canadian codes and standards.
IKECA is an international professional association founded in 1989 to meet NFPA 96 standards. Ventilation systems in commercial kitchens should be inspected and cleaned by certified individuals or organizations. All members must have a certificate based on rigorous examinations following continuing education.
Types of Services
We offer maintenance programs adapted to different
types of cooking operations and applicable regulations
Some more technologically advanced systems require a more complex assessment. For this reason, all our technicians have access to our team of engineers, who design this type of ventilation system.
Does Your Maintenance Program Comply with the Regulations in Effect?
- Maintenance program for self-cleaning hood systems, including monthly visits and required biotech products
- Filter replacement program for air purification systems and air supply fans, based on your needs
- Monthly cleaning program for hood filters
- Fan belt replacement and bearing maintenance program
- Grease trap treatment program, including supply of biotech solvent products
The Many Reasons for Choosing Cadexair
Qualified Staff Pursuing Continued Development
Over 30 years of expertise
Multiple teams across the province
IKECA-certified and -trained
ContractorCheck – certified
Compliant with current regulations
Staff with access to the engineering department’s expertise
Staff trained in working in confined spaces
Staff trained in working in high places
Our technicians meet the strictest safety inspection standards in the industry
Cadexair employees are authorized to enter various restricted-access sites
We Offer Various Maintenance Programs Tailored to Your Needs
The Quebec Construction Code refers to the NFPA 96 2011 standards to regulate the construction and maintenance of air ventilation systems for commercial kitchens. The authorities having jurisdiction, including fire protection services and insurers, are mandated to enforce the application of this standard.
Articles Relating to Exhaust System Maintenance
11.4* Inspection for accumulation of grease. The complete exhaust system must be inspected by a competent company or person(s) with appropriate training and certification recognized by the authorities having jurisdiction, in accordance with the table below.
11.6.1* Following the inspection, the section of the exhaust system contaminated by grease deposits must be cleaned by a competent company or person(s) with appropriate training and certification recognized by the authorities having jurisdiction.
When to Clean
In conjunction with NFPA 96, a system for measuring fat deposits to determine whether cleaning is necessary has been established. Measurement is performed using a depth gauge comb, shown above, which is scraped along the surface of the horizontal and/or vertical duct. A measured depth of 2,000 microns (0.078 inches) indicates the need for cleaning to eliminate the risk of fire. The comb also indicates when the depth reaches the critical level of 3,175 microns (0.125 inches). At this point, ducts made of 16-gauge galvanized steel will not be able to withstand the heat of a fire, which will therefore be liable to spread.
Call Cadexair for Advanced Technical Support
You can count on us for customer service that listens to your needs and ensures professional support by experienced personnel, including:
- Replacement of belts
- Replacement of motors
- Replacement of electronic controls
- Replacement of components for variable flow hoods
- Upgrading of control systems
- Resolving problems with smoke exhaust or make-up air
Cadexair serves customers such as:
Thousands of other kitchen professionals around the world have opted for Cadexair technology