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DFW Certified Hood Cleaning can install the hinge kits required by the NFPA 96 code and help protect the investment in your commercial kitchen. Properly installed Hinge Kits permits an up-blast fan open safely, allowing hood cleaners to safely and fully clean the underside of the fan and the duct-work beneath the fan.
DFW CERTIFIED HOOD CLEANING, Sells, Services and Installs commercial kitchen exhaust fan hinge kits. Our hinge kit solutions permit hood cleaners the necessary access required for proper cleaning of your restaurant exhaust fan and exhaust duct system and will prevent costly repairs to the exhaust fan.
Fire Code NFPA 96 Code 22.214.171.124.2 states: “On existing up-blast fans where sufficient access is not available to allow for the removal of grease contamination, an approved hinge mechanism or access panel shall be installed.”
Fire Code NFPA Code #96: 126.96.36.199 States: “Approved up-blast fans with motors surrounded by the airstream shall be hinged, supplied with flexible weatherproof electrical cable and service hold-open retainers, and listed for this use.
Code compliance NFPA 96 188.8.131.52.2.
Helps prevent damage to fan
Helps prevent damage to wiring
Helps prevent damage to roof
Helps prevent personal injury
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Why are exhaust fan hinge kits important?
Proper exhaust fan cleaning: In order to thoroughly clean any commercial kitchen exhaust fan a sturdy hinging system must be installed to safely access all areas for proper cleaning.
Safety: Trying to remove a heavy exhaust fan from its duct for cleaning or maintenance is not only dangerous for the contractor but always causes some degree of damage to the roof or the fan housing.
To protect the fan wiring: Exhaust fan wiring is stretched when the fan is taken off the stack and placed on the roof. Without a hinge kit, the fan wiring is subject to unnecessary abuse during cleaning and maintenance.
To protect the exhaust fan: The exhaust fan can be damaged over time by removing it from the stack repeatedly and placing it on its side.
To prevent roof damage: Rooftop damage and leaks can be the result of placing the exhaust fan on the roof during cleaning or maintenance.