Cooking in a Restaurant Kitchen

Install Commercial Kitchen Hoods in Northern California

CKS, Inc. ensures you have the components to maintain a fully functional kitchen. With newly installed commercial kitchen hoods in Northern California, you will keep your cooking area safe and operational.

Our company provides many options for restaurants, bars, and other locations. Contact us to learn more about our services.

Traditional Commercial Kitchen Setup

Typical commercial kitchen ventilation systems include an exhaust hood, metal welded duct work, commercial exhaust fans, and a means to replace the air that is being removed. The entire system must also constitute a fire-safe assembly within the building and meet public safety standards.

How Commercial Kitchen Hoods Work

Exhaust hoods capture heat and pollutants in the air using filters, extraction baffles (cartridges), and water wash systems. The style of the hood is based on the oven type and the expected contaminants to be removed. A canopy hood is the most common type used.

Major Categories of Hoods

Type I

Type I commercial kitchen hoods carry a listing label and are manufactured and installed according to the manufacturers’ and listing agencies’ requirements. They handle grease and include integrated components within the hood.

Type II

Type II commercial kitchen hoods collect steam, vapor, heat, and odors, but not grease. The two sub-classifications of Type II hoods are condensate and heat/fume.

Kitchen Hood or Extraction Hood Supply Air Return

Traditional Commercial Kitchen Setup

Specialized Welded Duct Work

Exhaust metal duct work allows contaminated air, cooking heat, and grease vapors to transfer from the hood to the fan. Ducts accumulate combustible grease and must be constructed from no less than 16-gage steel or 18-gage stainless steel per code requirements.

The ducts must be securely supported by non-combustible duct bracing, and the supports must carry the gravity and seismic loads per code requirements. Fasteners should not penetrate the duct. The duct is often run inside a shaft enclosure typically constructed of gypsum board, plaster, concrete, ceramic tiles, or another approved continuous fire-rated enclosure.