Professional Certifications

Hood Cleaners of America’s team have achieved their professional certifications from the IKECA, Phil Ackland PAC and fully follow NFPA 96 guidelines.

When you partner with HCA you can rest assured the your services will be of the highest quality and completed in a professional and timely manner.

NFPA 96 Information

The NFPA (National Fire Protectional Association) 96 standard established minimum frequencies for the inspection of systems. Based on the type or volume of cooking the inspections may be required more often.

By the standard a low-volume cooking establishment should be at least inspected & cleaned annually. High-volume operations such as fast food, charbroiling or solid fuel cooking operations may require more frequent maintenance. Depending on the operation it may be monthly or even weekly.

If the system is found to be contaminated the entire exhaust system shall be cleaned.

This maintenance routine will increase if use increases, to ensure safety and efficiency.

HCA will supply you with a “Certificate of Performance.” NFPA codes require this Certificate is posted near the hood, much like the tag on your fire system. The Certificate should state the date the system was cleaned and expiration date, and note if there are inaccessible areas in the system.

HCA is your choice to ensure that your exhaust system is safe. We guarantee our work to your satisfaction.

What IKECA Means to You

It means peace of mind. Your IKECA (International Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Association) certified service provider; HCA, will do a full and thorough job. HCA will keep your livelihood safe and secure from exhaust fires and your equipment working at top efficiency.

IKECA has made sure service providers are qualified for years, assuring that they follow NFPA 96 Guidelines and OSHA regulations. They ensure that any IKECA-Certified providers deliver great service and quality workmanship.

Phil Ackland Certification

The Phil Ackland Kitchen Hood Cleaning School program is based on the NFPA-96 standard. The program is developed to train professionals on the cleaning of commercial kitchen exhaust hoods to be in compliance with the laws and regulations for the appropriate jurisdiction.

Restaurant owners and managers know that they must have their kitchen exhaust hood systems cleaned, but they often don’t know that the kitchen hood cleanings must be done regularly to stay in compliance with the law.