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Commercial Kitchen Hoods Cleaning and Maintenance

Our maintenance and commercial hood cleaning services comply with all current standards and are adapted to your cooking equipment and activities. We also have a flexible schedule to match your availability.

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IKECA - Certified

For over 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 (National Fire Protection Association) 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 continuous training.

Types of Services

We offer maintenance programs adapted to different
types of cooking operations and applicable regulations

Preventive Inspections and Maintenance

Inspection of commercial kitchen ventilation systems by a competent and certified company is mandatory according to Section 11.4 of the NFPA 96 standards in effect.

System Cleaning

Accumulated grease in commercial hood systems must be cleaned by a company with appropriate training according to Article 11.6.1 of the NFPA 96 standards in effect.

Engineering Support 

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.

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Technical Support 

Is your kitchen exhaust system not working? Is there a problem with it? Our technical support team is here to help! 

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We offer Various Maintenance Programs Tailored to Your Needs:

  • Maintenance program for self-cleaning range 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

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.

Type or Volume of CookingFrequency
Systems serving solid fuel cooking operationsMonthly
Systems serving high-volume cooking operations, such as 24-hour cooking, charbroiling, or wok cookingQuaterly
Systems serving moderate-volume cooking operationsSemi-annual
Systems serving low-volume cooking operations, such as churches, day camps, seasonal business, or seniors homesAnnual

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 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 fire hazards. 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 withstand the heat of a fire, which will therefore be liable to spread.

Technical Support

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:

  • Belt replacement
  • Motor replacement
  • Electronic control replacement
  • Components for variable flow hoods replacement
  • Control system upgrade
  • Resolving problems with smoke exhaust or make-up air
National Defence establishments
Government buildings

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Thousands of other kitchen professionals around the world have opted for Cadexair technology

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We offer maintenance programs adapted to different
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