How to organize a commercial kitchen

How to organize a commercial kitchen

Any commercial kitchen should be simple, efficient and easy to manage with flexibility. Good organization is one of the key foundations for any commercial kitchen to run smoothly and make your profits go up. After you have purchased your kitchen equipment - your first...

The commercial kitchen safety checklist

The commercial kitchen safety checklist

Cooking is fun and dangerous. There are so many Final Destination-like scenarios that can go down in a kitchen. That’s why it is important that you, whether you are a restaurant manager or owner, prevent any potential hazards from occurring. Here is the ultimate...

he Right Restaurant Kitchen Ventilation System

Choosing the Right Restaurant Kitchen Ventilation System

If you are a commercial kitchen or restaurant owner, you know that keeping the ventilation system in perfect condition is not only mandatory for safety regulations but also in the best interest of your guests and employees’ health.

This involves frequent and thorough cleaning to avoid grease-clogging to ducts and fans that can later become a fire hazard. However, maintenance is not the only thing to take into account. Investing in a high-quality system – with the right type and a number of filters and proper installation carried by professionals – are the very first steps to ensure a safe and healthy working environment. This means better conditions for your employees which means better quality service for your customers, and overall a lot less investment in repairments and maintenance in the future. 

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

A commercial kitchen’s ventilation system is a lot more than just a couple of exhaust fans. Every installation is tailored to suit the building’s dimensions and limitations, and the restaurant’s needs. 

The commercial kitchen ventilation system mainly comprises an exhaust hood, ductwork, exhaust fans and make-up air system. It is essential that all of these elements work effectively together to ensure safe exhaustion of fumes and smoke, and to allow a flow of fresh air.

Exhaust System Proper Installation

While the choice of the right ventilation system is essential, a lot can go wrong during the installation. A poorly installed ventilation system has the risk of malfunctioning, causing damage to the system’s components (leading to higher costs), clogging issues and fire hazards. That’s why it’s always advisable to leave it to a specialized company that works with:

  • Adequate equipment
  • Knowledgeable technicians
  • Appropriate techniques and protocols
  • Access to spare parts and other materials if required

Maintaining the durability and longevity of the fans depends on proper maintenance and application of adequate techniques. One of ProTech’s preferred techniques is the installation of exhaust fan hinges that allow the fan to be opened for effortless cleaning.

With this technique, there’s no damage to the system’s components during removal. Without the hinges, the fans have to be removed physically, which can lead to damages in the brackets or wall infrastructure, off-balancing of the blades and snapping of the conduits and wires of the fan.

Many factors should be taken into consideration to make the right choice. A few of the most relevant being:

  • Size of your commercial kitchen
  • Frequency of meal preparation
  • Volume of food prepared


Our skilled and experienced technicians work on all aspects of kitchen vent installation and ensure that the right size and right type of exhaust fans and hoods are used. Throughout the ventilation system installation procedure, we keep a very close eye on the details so that all components are taken care of well. Rely on ProTech Restoration to deliver the best results at reasonable prices in Houston, Texas. Contact us now!