Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning is a recession proof business because all restaurants across the country MUST clean their hood system periodically or the grease from the cooking builds up so much that it becomes a fire hazard to the restaurant. Thus, fire inspectors throughout the USA and Canada will inspect all commercial kitchen exhaust hood systems to make sure that they are cleaned prior to the grease build up. As long as restaurants cook food, this industry will always exist whether the economy is slow or thriving.
Not only is Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning a recession proof business and required by ALL restaurants but also the cleaner has to be a certified entity! This means that restaurants will always want your service because they can't clean it themselves! The other great thing is that it's typically done at night after 10 pm when the restaurant closes. Thus, it can be a great part time or full-time business. And it's a business you can operate from your home, van or trailer without the need of an office or many employees.
You can do Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning part time or full time! Most cleaning are done at night when restaurants close and take about 3-4 hour for an average cleaning. Two people can either clean 1 job a night in about 4 hours or clean 2 jobs per night...that would-be full-time work!
Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning is not simply pressure washing like most people think, but fire prevention. Cooking always gives off grease laden vapors that get pulled up by the exhaust hood system in a restaurant kitchen and the fan pulls these flammable grease vapors right out of the kitchen. If that exhaust system is not cleaned regularly by a trained, qualified and certified entity, the restaurant would catch on fire...and it's not if it will catch on fire, but when! Fire marshals, insurance companies that insure restaurants and restaurant owners throughout the United States and Canada abide by NFPA Code 96 standards for how to clean commercial kitchen exhaust hood systems.
Unfortunately, not anyone can clean a Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood system. Restaurant owners can't even clean it. It must be done according to NFPA Code 96 standards which specify that it must be done by a trained, qualified and certified person acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning is enforced by fire inspectors and fire marshals from a city and state levels. But it's also enforced by restaurant owners, and the property managers that have restaurants as tenants. They will all require to see the Certificate or Performance and the paper work and job service report that the work was done to NFPA code.
Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning is primarily done after the restaurant is closed, so around 9PM. Sometimes they are closed on Mondays, which means you can clean it during the day! Typically, cleanings are done in the night on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night. Restaurants do not like to allow for cleanings on Friday or Saturday nights which is their busiest times!
An average Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning takes about 3 to 4 hours a night to clean, and typically by a crew of 2 people. In the beginning it may take you 5 hours until you get used to cleaning together and then it shortens to about 3 hours for an average cleaning.
Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleanings starts at $450 for an average cleaning and can go up to $1,200 or more as the hood gets longer or more complex with the vertical and horizontal ducts and fans it has and what type of volume of cooking, they do. According to NFPA Code 96, the exhaust hood system needs to be inspected and/or cleaned either monthly, quarterly, twice a year or once a year. It all depends on the type of cooking, the type of restaurant and the volume of grease it produces.
You need 3 things to complete a thorough Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning job. You need a 4,000 psi hot water pressure washer and a strong professional degreasing chemical like our Grease Eater. You can start off with a state of the art 4,000 psi hot water pressure washer like the kind we sell on our MFS website or you can start with a 4,000 psi cold water pressure washer that can accept a hot water box later or that you can connect to the hot water of the restaurant. And if you had a really low budget, you can even start with just a garden hose and a garden spray gun and connect to the hot water of the restaurant. The only problem with that is that you won't have 4,000 psi and it may take you 6-7 hours to finish a job and you may also need to scrub the grease by hand to properly remove it. Also, the restaurant may use up all their hot water washing dishes and you may not have any hot water left, which cold water will make the job harder to finish. The rest of the small tools you will need can be found on our MFS shopping area at www.exhausthoodcleaningschool.com/shop. You will receive a complete list of tools and equipment after you register as an MFS student. If you want to do 2 jobs a night and start off with a state-of-the-art hot water machine, it will cost you about $6,500 for a complete set. This does not include however a vehicle or trailer to hold and transport your tools and equipment. A 14' box trailer with a side door and a ramp door can run about $3,500. We also have a 3rd party equipment leasing company that can help you get financing for all your tools and equipment and trailer.
We recommend you use a strong but safe degreaser like our private label the "Grease Eater", which you can find on our MFS shopping website at www.exhausthoodcleaningschool.com/shop
We believe that you can start your own Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning company for a little under $10,000 and that is with all the tools, equipment, trailer, starter chemical and everything ready to clean. With that said, please see what we wrote above where you can also start with a cold-water pressure washer or even with a garden hose, if you had a really low budget to work with. It may take you a lot longer to clean the job, but it can be done!!
We believe that you can start your own Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning company for a little under $5,000 and that is with a cold-water pressure washer that you can hook up to the hot water of the restaurant, your small hand tools and chemical and a small trailer. With that said, if you had a really low budget to work with of under $1,000, you can start cleaning with just a garden hose and by hooking it up to the hot water of the restaurant. It may take you a lot longer to clean the job, but it can be done!! Again, it will not be your ideal way to clean and it will take you a lot longer and a lot of hand scrubbing, but it can be done until you grow your company.
You can absolutely start your Restaurant Kitchen Exhaust Hood Cleaning company from your home and out of your garage and van or trailer until you grow to have a lot of clients and crews cleaning for you.
The MFS Trade School is one of the best kitchen exhaust hood cleaning schools in the USA and Canada. It offers both an online self-study course that you can take from the comfort of your own home and at your own pace watching 20 pre-recorded videos taken right from an actual 4-day course, or come to any of our monthly 4-day hands-on trainings done in Orlando Florida! The MFS Trade School will teach you the NFPA Code as it pertains to kitchen exhaust hood cleaning as well as estimating, marketing, how to find work, how to bid on school contracts over $100,000 and much more. You will also learn how to offer restaurants related services such as cooking oil filtration and waste oil collection, which are all part of the training and all our courses! See videos and demos on our website at www.exhausthoodcleaningschool.com
The MFS Trade School will teach you 3 needed & related trades for the same price of your hood cleaning and certification; 1) Exhaust hood cleaning & Certification 2) Cooking oil filtration and 3) Waste oil collection! We have been cleaning exhaust hood systems for over 20 years and still continue to clean hoods in our area, through our local students as we subcontract jobs out to them. Our head instructor started out as a private licensed fire inspector and having his own exhaust hood cleaning business and all our assistant instructors are either employees or have their own exhaust hood cleaning business. We will teach you Kitchen exhaust hood cleaning, cooking oil filtration machine rental or leasing and cooking waste oil collection. All 3 services will give you multiple revenue streams and make you super competitive.
Yes, we absolutely teach marketing and estimating as well as give all our students a one-year unlimited phone support with any questions they have at any time!
What makes our school different than any other school in the country is that we teach you more than just exhaust hood cleaning for the same price as your hood cleaning and certification. This is because we believe the more services you offer to the same restaurant, which we call bundling, the higher your chances to make money while helping you rise above your competition. We also provide you with unlimited support for the first year after your training! Once you become an MFS student, we will stay by your side as your free consultant with unlimited phone support to help you with everything you need to grow your business. Please see this link which shows more details on how we are vastly different than any other hood cleaning school in the country! Difference
No, we don't help you find work, or give you work, but we will show you many ways to get leads which then you have to close! All these are considered extra services that we offer for a fee to you to get leads; publications and reports that show new restaurants, reports that show schools that put out yearly contracts, help with creation of your website, Google PPC advertising, SEO for your website and much more!! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS THAT WE DID NOT ANSWER ABOVE OR YOU WANT TO SCHEDULE A TIME TO VISIT OUR OFFICE AND TRAINING FACILITY IN ORLANDO FLORIDA, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AT 407-732-4625 BETWEEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8AM-5PM.