The Los Angeles hood cleaning company American Professional Services (APS-Hoods)talks of recent restaurant fires and reminds how important it is to maintain routine hood cleaning schedules.

(EMAILWIRE.COM, December 01, 2011 ) PLACENTIA AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – When Massoud Farazandeh, a Los Angeles hood cleaning specialist, hears about a restaurant fire, it presents one more reminder of the importance of keeping up with scheduled hood cleanings.

Doing so helps thwart fire if it breaks out, and a couple of Oct. 13 fires in North Hollywood and San Luis Obispo serve as such reminders, says Farazandeh, CEO of American Professional Services (APS-Hoods), a Placentia kitchen exhaust hood cleaning business (

A San Luis Obispo Denny’s attic caught fire Oct. 13, resulting in roof and electrical wiring damage, according to KVEC news. Earlier Oct. 13, a closed sandwich shop located in a shopping center ignited, according to the Daily News in Los Angeles.

The cause of these fires was under investigation, but they still serve as a cautionary tale about keeping grease buildup removed from a restaurant’s commercial hood and other areas of the exhaust system, says Farazandeh who’s also a hood sale expert. Routine cleanings help eliminate a fuel source, should a fire happen.

If food cooking on a stovetop ignites and flames make it to the hood system above, built up grease in the hood instantly becomes fuel, enabling the fire to travel to wherever grease has accumulated.

Hood cleaning ( schedules are set based on the type and volume of food cooked, and the cooking processes used, he says.

“A hood cleaning company can make recommendations on how often restaurant hood systems ( should be cleaned, based on the cooking processes,” Farazandeh says. “For those who don’t know how often to get them cleaned, contact a quality hood cleaner for advice.”

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