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Exhaust Hood Cleaning – 4 Day Hands On Program

The MFS 4-Day Hands On Course gives you 4 days, approximately (26 hours) of hands on intensive training comprised of both classroom and field training so you have a good balance of the entire commercial kitchen exhaust hood cleaning operation.
At the end of the training the students are required to take our Certification Test. And upon scoring a grade of 70 or above, the students will be given their certification.

This program is intended for those who are completely new to hood cleaning, or those who need real hands on training to learn the basics & advanced techniques. Even the experienced hood cleaners, who are looking to get Certified, are welcome to join in to refresh their skills & techniques, and also share their experiences & knowledge with the fellow students.

  1. Get 4 days, approximately (26 hours) of hands on intensive training comprised of both classroom and field training.
  2. Information on Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning
  3. Information on Marketing and Estimating.
  4. Information on Cooking oil filtration
  5. Information on Waste Oil Collection.
  6. Information on how to bid Public Entity School hood cleaning bids.
  7. Includes 21 videos on cleaning an exhaust hood system.
  8. Phone support of 1 year before or after certification.
  9. Access to tools and equipment from our MFS Shopping online store.
  10. Certification study guide with sample test questions.
  11. Complete MFS Training Manual.
  12. One NFPA Code 96 Book.
  13. Training Manual will be sent in advance (PDF) via Email. So, the student can start learning even before they visit the training facility. Hard copy of the training manual will also be provided to the students upon arriving at the training facility.
  14. Student will be given an Online Account at our website to Watch 21 Self Study Videos.
  1. What is the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  2. NFPA Code 96, chapter 11.6 and table 11.4
  3. Components of air movement in a restaurant
  4. Various types of cooking fuels
  5. Problematic types of Greece
  6. The three elements of a fire triangle
  7. Negative side effects when cleaning an exhaust system
  8. Waiting time after spraying chemical prior to pressure washing
  9. Four key components that make up an exhaust hood system
  10. Description of hood components
  11. Type I and type II exhaust hood systems
  12. Three types of exhaust hood designs
  13. Where does the removal of grease begin?
  14. Two types of exhaust filters used in commercial kitchen hoods
  15. The problem with mesh filters
  16. Spark arresters used over solid cooking fuel operations
  17. Should exhaust ducts be liquid tight?
  18. What are access panels?
  19. What is an up blast fan?
  20. How hinge kits are used to hold up fans?
  21. Fusible links and how not to trigger the fire suppression system
  22. Grease containment systems for roofs
  23. Where to place a certificate of performance or exhaust hood sticker
  24. Chemical sprayers with air release valves
  25. What do you do if cleaning chemical goes on your skin or eyes?
  26. Winterizing your pressure washer
  27. How many cups of MFS degreaser are required to clean exhaust hood system?
  28. Properly disposing of your wastewater after cleaning
  29. Should the fan be left on after a cleaning?
  30. What is funneling and when is it required?
  31. When is pre-scraping required?
  32. Using your spin jet to clean duct work
  33. The difference between OSHA and EPA
  34. The importance of the material safety data sheets (MSDS)
  35. When are safety glasses required?
  36. What is a baffle filter?
  37. Can a pressure washer cut your skin?
  38. Dangers of using a pressure washer indoors
  39. Dangers of working in a permit required confined space
  40. The importance of fan balancing clips
  41. Maintaining an exhaust fan
  42. Caustic eats aluminum
  43. Requirements for finalizing a job in cleaning up
  44. Alcohol usage on the jobsite
  45. Excessive amounts of grease on the roof
  46. Solutions if you pressure washer breaks down on the job
  47. Proper place to clean filters at a restaurant
  48. Inspection of grease buildup
  49. Code 96.11.6.1 - Exhaust systems that are contaminated with grease laden vapors
  1. NFPA code 96.1 1.6.2 - the removal grease from the exhaust system
  2. NFPA code 96.11.6.3 - locking out electrical switches during cleaning
  3. NFPA code 96.11.6.4 - components of a fire suppression system
  4. NFPA code 96.11.6.5 - handling fire extinguishing systems during a cleaning
  5. NFPA code 96.11.6.6 - flammable solvents used during a cleaning
  6. NFPA code 96.11.6.7 - applying chemicals to fusible links
  7. NFPA code 96.11.6.8 - after an exhaust system is cleaned
  8. NFPA code 96.11.6.9 - access panels
  9. NFPA code 96.11.6.10 - inserting inspection stickers on removed access panels
  10. NFPA code 96.11.6.11 - dampers and diffusers
  11. NFPA code 96.11.6.12 - electrical switches back to operational position
  12. NFPA code 96.11.6.13 - providing a certificate of inspection
  13. NFPA code 96.11.6.14 - providing job service report after cleaning
  14. NFPA code 96.11.6.15 - submitting a cleaning report to the authority having jurisdiction
  15. LESSON ON ESTIMATING - Estimate bids for various restaurants
  1. Warehouse - Hands on training in understanding your tools and equipment.
  1. Warehouse - Hands on training of safety procedures and mixing cleaning chemical. Lesson on funneling and draping an exhaust hood system
  1. Warehouse - Hands on training on cleaning an exhaust hood system.
  2. Lesson on opening and closing access panels
  3. Lesson on installing fan hinge kits
  1. On The Field/ Real Commercial Kitchen Cleaning - All day hands on training on cleaning a real catering hall commercial kitchen exhaust hood system. Opening access panels, going on the roof and cleaning the exhaust fan, make up air filters, changing grease pads, lubing the fan and more.
  1. Classroom - Learn how to estimate and market your services. Learn how to become a bonded contractor and bid on public entity & government jobs for school hood cleaning and pressure cleanings jobs. Learn the art of public entity bidding, filling out a hood cleaning school bid and a mock up bid opening in class.
  1. Test - Take your test, it will be graded and you will receive your Certificate.

Our 4 day hands on training and certification is located at 2547 Old Lake Mary Road, Sanford, Florida.

Our students get a special price with 'Hampton Inn' in Debary that is 10 minutes away for $85/night, which includes breakfast, when you mention that you are our student. It's a great upscale Hilton sister hotel...it books fast so don't wait for last minute to make your reservations. There are a gazillion things to do in the evening...bring the whole family while you train in the day and spend time with them at night! Oh, did we mention the weather... It's a perfect 85 degrees most of the time!

  1. On the last day of the Training, each student is required to take the Online Test. The test will be held under the supervision of our Chief Trainer & the school staff.
  2. Online Test consists of 50 Multiple Choice Test questions. Each question carries 2 points. To pass the test, you have to score a minimum of 70 points. Passing is guaranteed even if you have to take the test multiple times until you pass, and there is no additional cost to take the test as many times as needed.
  3. Upon clearing the Online Test, the student will get a printed hard copy of the Certificate on the spot at the Training Facility.
  1. 1st Person: $4,000 ($3,000 for each additional person).
  2. Financing Available.
  3. Hotel Discount for Central Orlando Florida. We have an arrangement with a very nice hotel, the Hampton Inn Suites Hotel, in Debary for $89 (if prepaid) which includes a hot breakfast in the morning (about 10 minutes from office, Tel#: 386-668-5758), just ask for the front desk, not reservations and mention you are a guest of the MFS Trade School.
  1. For Offline registration, please call our Office (Mon – Fri) at 407-732-4625 between 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM.
  2. For Online registration, visit our online registration page at: Register
  3. For any specific questions or queries, you can speak directly with the Founder & also our Chief Trainer (Mr. Christos) at 407-509-1449 Mon – Sat (10.00 AM to 6.00 PM).
  1. All sales are final. There will be no refunds permitted once a sale is made. However, you will have up to 1 year to take the course. Your purchase can also be sold or transferred to anyone you choose.

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