Commercial Kitchen Hood Installation
With over 25 years of experience, County Wide Extinguisher, Inc. & Cleaning Hoods provides quality service for a competitive price. We specialize into commercial kitchen exhaust hoods.
Do I need to have a commercial kitchen hood?
Basically, any cooking appliance that will produce a "grease-laden vapor" requires a hood.
What does County Wide cover when it comes to my kitchen hood install
UL Listed Commercial Kitchen Hoods (Type 1 and Type II)
Exhaust Fan Installs and Maintenance
Make-Up Air Unit Install
Wall Curbs and Louvers
Replacement Ducts for Existing Hoods
Code Compliance, Engineered Drawings and Permitting
Grease Extraction and Commercial Kitchen Hood Cleaning
Stainless Steel Panels and Backslashes
Compliance with Zero Clearance
Welded, Insulated Duct Work
And much more! Contact us today to find out more
What type of hood will I need?
Type I hoods are designed for use above grease-producing equipment and are available in several styles and configurations.
IMC SECTION 507 “...SHALL BE INSTALLED WHERE COOKING APPLIANCES PRODUCE GREASE OR SMOKE, SUCH AS GRIDDLES, FRYERS, BOILERS, OVERS, RANGES, SMOKERS AND WOK RANGES”. THIS INCLUDES CONVEYER AND DECK-STYLE PIZZA OVENS (IMC COMMENTARY).
Type II hoods are designed to capture heat and/or condensate from non-grease producing appliances such as ovens and dishwashers.
IMC SECTION 507.2.2 “SHALL BE INSTALLED OVER COOKING OR DISHWASHING APPLIANCES THAT PRODUCE HEAT, STEAM OR PRODUCTS OF COMBUSTION AND DO NOT PRODUCE GREASE OR SMOKE SUCH AS STEAMERS, KETTLES, PASTA COOKERS, AND DISHWASHING MACHINES.
Does my hood and duct work need to be 100% welded?
Yes! The duct work including all joints, seams and penetrations must be continuously welded, liquid tight. Duct must be welded to the hood exhaust collar and the roof curb cap must be welded to the exhaust duct.
What does Zero Clearance mean?
Clearances (IMC 507.9): Provide a minimum 18 inch clearance from the Type 1 grease hood to any combustible material. Clearance is not required for gypsum board attached to noncombustible structures provided that a smooth, cleanable, nonabsorbent and noncombustible material is applied between the gyp board and the hood. This material shall extend 18” minimum beyond all sides or edges of the hood.
Are there exceptions where I might not need a hood?
Under counter type commercial dishwashing machines
Dishwashing machines that have a built-in exhaust system
Light duty electric convection, bread, retherm, or microwave oven
Toaster, steam tables, popcorn poppers, hot dog cookers, coffee makers, rice cookers, and holding/warming ovens.
Why Choose County Wide Extinguisher?
County Wide Extinguisher has been is an industry leader installing commercial kitchen hoods for over 15 years. Contact us today for your free estimate!