After our overnight restaurant kitchen ceiling cleaning, any kitchen will have a brighter, more professional appearance. Our commercial kitchen equipment cleaning is done after hours, and twenty-four hour restaurants are also easily cleaned during slow hours.
To achieve this fresh look, Ceiling Ease arrives as the restaurant staff is leaving the kitchen for the night. Restaurant staff does not need to stay unless their company requires it. However, a three foot clearance is needed from tops of racks to properly clean so restaurant staff must have already removed all food, breakable items, and paper notices from the walls.
Our commercial kitchen equipment cleaning crew will then bring in their equipment and supplies and begin the cleaning process by moving the restaurant equipment on wheels into a separate area. Crew members will then spread vinyl tarps over stationary racks, ovens, and other items to prevent them from getting wet.
The “dirt” on kitchen ceilings is a mixture of grease, oil, dried water, salt, spices, flour, and many other chemicals. To remove this residue, a chemical degreaser is applied evenly across the ceiling. Any especially dark spots may be sprayed twice. After the chemical has loosened the residue, crew members begin power washing the ceiling. Again, any extra dark spots may need a reapplication of chemical and a second power washing.
After the power washing, Ceiling Ease crew members will utilize long handled mops to dry the ceiling. To remove the excess water and prevent drip marks, the wiping of the tiles and t-bar requires even strokes and frequent changing of the mop pads. Typically, that ugly tan tint on tiles shows at least a 70% improvement in appearance after this cleaning process. In addition to the drying, depending upon the type of lights in the ceiling, a Crew Member may remove the 2X4 light lenses to wash and dry them on both sides. Spot lights, vents, speakers and other ceiling hardware will be dried by hand to minimize drip marks.
Upon completion of the ceiling washing and drying process, Ceiling Ease crew members will remove the tarping, clean any streaks from the floor, and remove splashes from stainless steel hoods and other items. Cleaning usually takes four to six hours depending on the size of the kitchen and the condition of the ceiling.
Many restaurant managers are aware that their ovens easily damage tiles above the oven doors. Frequently, managers approve the replacement of up to 4 tiles in case the damage has permanently stained the tiles. In this instance, Crew Members will replace the tiles and remove the old ones. The result is a clean, professional looking ceiling that will appeal to employees, health inspectors, and those customers who may see the ceiling.
It is recommended that in the morning, restaurant staff should mop the floor, return the breakables, and post any signage that was put away. After all that, the only thing left to do is admire how great the ceilings and kitchen look, and enjoy the boost in morale and brighter work environment.
Ceiling cleaning in Orange County can substantially prolong the life of a kitchen ceiling. Cleaning eliminates stale odors and gives your kitchen a brighter and more professional look over night. Grease, cooking oils, and powders stick to ceilings. Daily exposure to these chemicals creates a buildup that darkens a ceiling. Over time the buildup causes tiles to sag and smell. Employee morale and pride in their production will decrease as their work area deteriorates.
Buildup left on tiles damages a ceiling to the point that tile replacement is required. Health Departments will site restaurants with sagging ceilings since openings develop that allow vermin to enter a kitchen or hazardous situations for employees. Ceiling cleaning for a restaurant in Orange County is performed when the restaurant is closed. To protect kitchen equipment and supplies, the Cleaning Crews will tarp anything that cannot be moved.
Once the tarp has been placed, our Crews apply a degreaser chemical to the ceiling. After the degreaser has loosened the buildup power washing begins.
Vinyl tiles are power washed to remove grease, oils, and stains. The power washing force does not damage tiles. The water washes away the buildup for a dramatic improvement.
Tile appearance improves 70-80%. Next tiles and t-bar are wiped to remove excess water.
Protruding lights are hand cleaned. Light panels, usually 2 ft X 4ft, are taken down to clean both sides. Vents are sprayed then hand wiped. After the ceiling is cleaned, tarping is removed and floors are squeegeed dry.It will be approximately two to three hours until the ceiling is fully dry.
Ceiling Repairs — Waiting Costs
When tiles are permanently damaged due to repeated exposure to steam or perforations that allow vermin to crawl into kitchens, it is time for them to be replaced. Usually kitchens have a few tiles that are repeatedly damaged due to ovens, steamers, and other hat intensive equipment.
Our Crew will install new tiles. Tiles can be cut to fit around corners, signs, etc.
Damaged or rusted vents (diffusers and returns) need to be replaced.
Our Crews install new vinyl returns and diffusers.
These vinyl vents are easy to clean and do not rust.
Installation can be done quickly and at a reasonable cost.
Air returns have a new look, facilitate air returning to above the ceiling, and can easily be cleaned.
If the old look is preferred, it can still be in vinyl material which does not rust and cleans.
Also available for use as a diffuser or return is a combination unit.
This provides a uniform look across the ceiling.
For those diffusers that are blowing on food or people, an easy fix is available.
Use an air diverter.
Whether it is rectangular or triangular, the diverter allows the full amount of air to flow into a room but it directs the air away from sensitive areas.
Metal t-bars are frequently damaged or lost when maintenance work is done on air conditioning units or roofs. Missing t-bars should be replaced to ensure tiles are supported properly.
Grid Cover Installation
Stained or rusted t-bars can be covered with vinyl grid cover.
The grid cover helps protect the metal t-bar and it gives a ceiling a new look overnight. No permits required.
Eliminate Ceiling Sag
Heavy wires, air conditioning repairs, or time can cause a ceiling to sag. Ceiling Ease Crews can level that ceiling. Cables coming through ceilings can have protective material around them to minimize daily damage to the ceiling. Let a kitchen look its best to promote team pride in your employees.
Stainless Steel Tiles Protect
Heat, rolling out from ovens daily, scorches tiles. Rather than continually replace vinyl tiles, install stainless steel tiles. Protect the ceiling and have a professional look.
If you need ceiling cleaning or ceiling repair in Orange County, call Ceiling Ease today! (714) 538-6762