Kitchen exhaust cleaners don’t have it easy, especially in the times of Covid-19. It’s not easy work; kitchen exhaust cleaning takes patience, passion, and willpower. Patience for the process, passion for helping restaurants and teams stay safe from the damages of fire, and willpower to keep performing a very dirty (but rewarding) job. With a job like that, you certainly want the best technology at your fingertips. Today, we are exploring the standard practice of kitchen exhaust cleaning and offering you a new look at the Tegras concept.

The Standard Practice

Typical kitchen exhaust cleanings usually involve a standard power washing truck or van. Usually the trucks/vans have a hot water pressure system in the back and kitchen exhaust cleaners will position their vehicle somewhere on the backside of the building, where they can have easy access to get inside. From there, cleaners will drag a pressure line into the building and tape off, mask, and plastic the indoor area for spraying.

While some cleaners choose to scrape first, others may choose to spray their chemical/foam degreaser first. Most chemicals/foams are used in a pump-up sprayer. Once everything is ready, the cleaner will take the sprayer and coat the entire hood, plenum, and ducts with their chosen chemical/foam. There are different tips and angles that can be attached to this sprayer to help get into the tight nooks and crannies of the hood. If the cleaner does not have a one-size-fits-all tip, then they will need to change this out in-between sprays.

Once the chemical has set for the designated period of time, the cleaners will switch over to power washing and wash with hot water and pressure to remove the chemical. If the cleaner scraped first, they may be finished. If not, they may need to reapply the chemical until all the grease is removed and washed away. Once all the grease is gone, the hood, plenum, and ducts will be rinsed with high pressure hot water.

The Tegras Concept

The Tegras concept saves time and energy. We have received reports from our customers stating that using the Tegras concept has saved them thirty to forty-five minutes on average when cleaning the hood alone. While the process is still the same as above, with the Tegras concept the process is automated and you only have one, single piece of equipment to use. The Tegras concept has the pressure washing unit, foam generator, and flexible wand (from 0 – 140 degrees) so you can easily reach all the areas needed to spray foam and rinse. Additionally, with the Tegras concept, you don’t have to change wands, just tips.

The Tegras concept is also small, so it is far more portable than a huge truck or van with your power washing unit still on it. While we know you have invested a ton of money into your power washing equipment, there are some great reasons why the Tegras concept is beneficial to have in your toolkit. For quick jobs, the Tegras concept is easy to use, takes less time, has an amazing chemical (foam), doesn’t leave a residue, and cleans faster and better than the standard method.

There are other places where this concept can be beneficial, too! Like, if you have a job cleaning a Whole Foods cooking area, or maybe even a hotel. Any place you can think of that would require you to have smaller, more precise cleaning tools, the Tegras concept is perfect for. It’s small, versatile, and saves time and energy with faster setup and takedown. The Tegras concept really is an all in one.


As a kitchen exhaust cleaner, you want to ensure that not only are your customers happy, but their spaces are free of grease. The easier that job is on you (meaning the more money and time you can save) the better. Some jobs do better with the standard method, using the truck/van power washer, while others need something smaller to get the job done. Luckily, the Tegras concept is perfect for quite literally any job you might have. It’s the perfect tool to add to your team. Contact Omni Containment Systems to learn more about how the Tegras concept can help you.