Maintenance & Installations

Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning

Kitchen exhaust cleaning often referred to as (hood and duct cleaning) is required by law for all commercial cooking establishments such as restaurants,hospitals, hotels, employee cafeterias and any food-service locations that have a commercial kitchen exhaust (hood and ductwork) over their cooking equipment to exhaust smoke, grease-laden vapors and fumes out of the building. These exhaust gases leave a grease residue on the inside of the ductwork.

Our trained technicians, will leave your kitchen hoods sparkling, and your kitchen in the same condition they found it, assuring you that when you open up in the morning, it will be ready to operate.

How often should my entire kitchen exhaust system be cleaned?

According to NFPA-96 Standard (Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations) the following schedule shall be followed:

NFPA 96 – 11.4 Exhaust System Inspection Schedule
Type or Volume of Cooking Frequency
Systems serving solid fuel cooking operations -Monthly 
Systems serving high-volume cooking operations such as 24-hour cooking, charbroiling, or wok cooking -Quarterly
Systems serving moderate-volume cooking operations such as a church or day care - Semiannually

Stainless Steel / Galvanized / Aluminum/ Spark Arrest 

                                                                  Accurex / Captive Aire / Holton  

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As per local codes,  grease filters should be maintained by trained and certified restaurant personnel on a daily or weekly basis, depending on cooking volue.  Most cooking establishments don't have the available time, space or trained personnel to provide this service. That is where we come in. On top of your quarterly kitchen exhaust cleaning, we offer a grease filter exchange program.  Clean filters will prevent heavy buildup of grease throughout your entire exhaust system. It will also help you comply with your local health department codes and ensure a clean looking kitchen exhaust system. Our trained technicians, will remove and replace your dirty grease filters as often as necessary.  We stock filters of every make, model and material in all sizes, to ensure that you get back the same quality filters as the ones you own. All of our filters are UL listed, stamped and approved to be used in commercial cooking establishments.


Maintenance of the Fire Suppression Systems & Fire Extinguishers shall be made by properly trained, qualified and certified person (s) acceptable to the authority having jurisdictions at least every six months. Trained technicians, will carefully inspect, test, tag and certify your Fire Suppression System and Fire Extinguishers, to make sure that all of your fire protection products are up to date and in working condition in case of an unwanted fire.

Fire Extinguishing equipment shall include both automatic fire extinguishing systems as primary protection and portable fire extinguishers as secondary backup. A restaurant fire suppression system is designed to provide fire protection for restaurant cooking appliances, exhaust hoods, and ducts as defined by the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 17A – Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems, and NFPA 96 – Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations. These systems are pre-engineered and consist of mechanical and electrical components for installation by an authorized Distributor.

Portable fire extinguishers are intended as a first line of defense to cope with fires of limited size. They are needed even if the property is equipped with automatic sprinklers, water standpipe and hose, or other fixed protection equipment. Every facility (commercial, industrial, office, etc) is required to have fire extinguishers regardless of any other type of fire protection provided.

Due to the various classes of fire (A, B, C, D and K), it is necessary to provide the correct type of fire extinguisher for the site-specific hazard. It is also necessary for extinguishers to be positioned within the travel distance guidelines for the hazard and its potential severity. Various types of agents are used to fight specific types of fires. These include Water, Dry Chemical, CO2, Purple K, Metal-X, FE36, etc. Each of these carries a different rating and has different characteristics that are specific to the class of fire it is used to protect.  All system inspections and installations are done by a licensed and certified master fire suppression system contractor which are hired as sub contractors by Prestigious Maintenance Inc.  We are not authorized and licensed to perform the installations or inspections. We are not an authorized distributor. As a convenience, we offer this service as a convenience to all of our customers.  

Following is a description of the various fire class types:

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Class A Fire Extinguishers – used for any fire that leaves an ash, such as wood, paper or excelsior
Class B Fire Extinguishers – used for flammable liquid fires
Class C Fire Extinguishers – used for electrical fires
Class D Fire Extinguishers – used for specific burning metals
Class K Fire Extinguishers – used for fires resulting from combustible cooking media (animals/vegetable oils and fats)


The science of commercial kitchen ventilation includes both exhausting air as well as providing replacement air within the cooking area. Whether a restaurant is a small free-standing site or a large institutional kitchen, managing and balancing airflow is a complex issue. It is a challenge to properly ventilate commercial kitchens, as they require moving large volumes of air through ductwork and equipment placement in very restricted spaces.

Overall design, construction, installation coordination, and maintenance are required to get optimum performance and an energy-efficient air balance from the system.

If you are looking to renovate your existing commercial kitchen, or open a new one, our team and architects can help you with the design and layout of your kitchen.  Since every job is different, our team will customize and design your kitchen exhaust starting with the kitchen hood to the duct work, exhaust fan unit and Fire Suppression system. Each job is design engineered.  Every hood is custom made to  We custom make all of our hoods and order our fans as per specifications to fit you needs. All of our work is guaranteed to comply with all FDNY and Building department regulations.

  Routine maintenance of your kitchen exhaust fan is crucial. The exhaust fan is the beating heart of your kitchen. Due to wear and tear, sometimes exhaust fans and make up air units break down from a bad motor, damaged belt, Shaft and bearings or unbalanced exhaust wheel, causing loud noises and vibrations, leading to fines and penalties. Routine service of your Kitchen exhaust system will usually prevent unwanted expenses allowing you to operate with confidence knowing that you won't run into any trouble.

Our technicians carefully inspect and inform you of any concerns each time we service your kitchen, in order to prevent future problems.


  Grease Cutter Cleanig Degreaser / Stainless Steel Polish / Custom Hoods / Grease    Filters /  Exhaust Fans / Make Up Air Fans  / Electrostatic Precipitator Parts  / Belts 

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Contact us today to have one of our trained technicians evaluate your existing kitchen                                        exhaust system, or submit a free quote request to learn more about our services.


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Prestigious Maintenance Inc

89-20 Cooper Avenue,

Glendale, NY 11385

Phone. 646-412-5900