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Caustic Chemicals: yesteryear's cleaning methodology
The commercial hood cleaning industry is notorious for using poisonous chemicals like caustic soda to clean grease from within the exhaust systems. These chemicals are dangerous to use because they can cause blindness are known to cause cancer (carcinogenic) and are corrosive to equipment, (including steel & aluminum). Caustic chemicals also happen to be extremely harmful to the environment.
When used as the primary cleaning agent in hood cleaning, these chemicals are sprayed onto the restaurant hoods, filters and the fans on the roof. These chemicals are exposed to the kitchens, drains, rooftops, rain gutters and sidewalks. All of which lead directly back into the environment. When using harmful chemicals in conjunction with high pressure systems, these chemicals are very difficult to contain.
In our opinion, the best solution is to stop caustic chemicals completely.
STEAM Pressure Washers eliminate the use of Caustic Chemicals
Especially with the advancement in steam and hot water pressure washers, the need for caustic chemicals has been completely eradicated. The 270 degree steam substantially softens the grease and washes it away. The EPA (Environmental Protection Association) is beginning to clamp down significantly in Ohio on the use of these chemicals and is even threatening to fine restaurants caught with hood cleaners spraying caustic chemicals on the filters and the fans (which are cleaned outside of the establishment)
The Grexen® environmental commitment:
- All our proprietary cleaning solutions are biodegradable, NON-CAUSTIC, and 100% soluble in water
- We contain and properly dispose of grease waste by filtering water run-off, including while cleaning the fans on the roof. Proprietary filtration systems ensure that no grease makes it's way onto the rooftop, gutters or surrounding areas.
- We conserve 50% of typical water consumption with steam pressure washers that use significantly lower water volumes while cleaning and sterilizing to the highest standards. This effort saves over 1 000 000 gallons of water per year.
- Using modern methods and state of the art technologies, we are able to offer a higher standard of clean, while being responsibly Green.