Our general contracting division of Western Equipment Sales just completed a wonderful custom stainless steel installation for a new Kitchen at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Richland, WA. We had custom stainless steel made and ordered for their specific application, and helped with the layout and design of the sinks, position of the their dishwasher, and prep area. Below are just a few pictures of our work. Special thanks to Redeemer Lutheran for the opportunity to do their work, the General Contractor on the project Jeff at Siefken & Sons Construction for working closely with us, Blake at Dependable Appliance for referring us, CMA dish-machines for the Dishwasher, Elkay Foodservice for the custom stainless sinks and worktables, and Corey at Kennewick Industrial & Supply for providing the high quality T&S faucets.
New Kitchen with Custom Stainless Steel working by Western Equipment Sales.
Need general contracting done for a food service remodel? Need custom work, or a hood install? Give Western Equipment Sales a call at 866-585-6978 Monday through Friday from 7am to 4pm. Or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Simply put most restaurant owners forget about the roof top equipment until it causes a problem. Sometimes those problems are simple like a broken or loose exhaust fan drive belt. However sometimes those problems can cost a bunch of money like a HVAC system compressor or a new roof.
That’s right I said a new roof. Or at least some serious cleaning and repairs due to the grease that has overflowed the grease drip pan on your exhaust fan. The standard drip pan is not that big and it does not have any media to absorb grease. The result is often an overflowing pan that is leaking onto the roof, I see it ALL the time.
The answer is to invest in a roof top grease containment system. There are several choices but the good choices include a system with hydrophobic grease absorbing media. Hydrophobic means that the media does not absorb water, so when it rains the media does not get waterlogged. However the media is designed to absorb grease and hold onto it even when it rains. The result is that the grease from the exhaust fan is contained and allowed to run onto the roof causing damage.
There is a second part to the answer that can not be overlooked. A routine trip to the roof to inspect and replace the hydrophobic media. Even though the media can hold more grease than the standard grease pan it still has a limit to its capability. If you don’t maintain the system it will fail.
So spend a few bucks now and a few minutes every few months and save your roof and your wallet. If you don’t want to take the time to climb your roof every couple of months and do the inspection yourself, or if you don’t know what you’re looking for, give Western Equipment Sales in Kennewick, WA a call. They will give you a quick estimate, and send someone out to look at it for you, and if needed, provide some great suggestions on ways to take preventative steps against roof damage and proper grease containment.
If you are in the Columbia Basin Area of Washington State and are interested in a grease catching system or inspection estimate, Call 1-866-585-6978 and press 3 for general contracting. Monday – Friday 7am – 4pm PST.
Here are some examples of other grease catchers that are either home made, or custom fitted that don’t necessarily work properly.
In this week’s video, Wes talks about some of the pitfalls someone who likes to DIY might run into when installing a commercial range hood in a restaurant or deli setting. If you are in the Kennewick, Richland or Pasco area of Washington and need a Hood replaced or installed, give Western Equipment Sales a call. Fully licensed, bonded and insured, they have extensive experience in installing range hoods, and also offer General Contracting to restaurant owners.
This video contains content shot at Yokes Fresh Market in Pasco, WA. We thank them for the permission to shoot this video on location during the install.
One of the things Wes will touch on in the video is the importance of having proper Makeup Air configured in your commercial kitchen range hood. If you have any questions give Western Equipment Sales a call at 866-585-6978 and a member of our sales team will be happy to answer any and all questions. you can also fill out the form below.
Until Next week, happy cooking!
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