Hood wrapping is an excellent way to keep your exhaust hood, as well as the rest of your kitchen, clean and functioning well. While you will still have to maintain your kitchen hood system by regularly cleaning it and changing the grease filters, wrapping the hood can help protect other kitchen appliances and equipment.
How Hood Wrapping is Done
You want to make sure your entire hood system is cleaned by a qualified professional. These are the steps to take to wrap the hood for cleaning.
- Prepare the workspace by turning off all appliances and ensuring everything has cooled before beginning the work. Remove all cooking appliances and tools, and cover stovetops, fryer, and countertops to avoid damaging them or making a mess. Cover all other areas of the kitchen in plastic to protect it from spray.
- Create a plastic funnel from the hood to a large bucket, water drum, or trash can to capture wastewater and keep the rest of the kitchen from being contaminated or damaged.
- Using tape, secure the plastic to the hood as well as the device you are using to catch the runoff. On some hoods, the systems may be too slick or greasy for tape, so be sure to use clamps or magnets instead for a good hold.
- Once your hood wrapping is complete, the water reclaim and other grease or debris will fall out of the drop, hit the plastic wrap, and funnel into your catch.