NEW MEMBER PROFILE: Hoodz Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning


The West Loop is home to many different kinds of business. One business that calls the area home is Hoodz Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning, which happens to be the largest kitchen exhaust hood system maintenance provider in North America. Read below to learn more about Hoodz.

Who are you?

Hoodz of Downtown Chicago

How long have you been in the neighborhood?

We’ve serviced businesses in the area as well as the rest of Chicagoland for the last nine years. We recently moved to our office to 2651 W Lake St so the West Loop is our new backyard.

Why the West Loop?

We love the proximity to all of our awesome clients!

What are your top challenges in growing Hoodz Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning?

Finding good people has always and will always be our greatest challenge. Over the years, we'vebeen super fortunate in this area, especially when you consider our job entails crawling through greasy ductwork in the middle of the night.

Why did you join the West Central?

Since we moved our office to 2651 W Lake St in May, we are very interested in increasing our footprint right outside our door . This helps us keep our costs down and we can pass on these savings to our clients.

What makes Hoodz Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning unique?

Our consistent, transparent and standardized procedures are shown through our picture reports; a fully validated, comprehensive report documenting our work through before and after photographic inspections.

What gets you up in the morning?

We take care of team so that our team can take care of our clients. We take pride in keeping our clients fire safe and we provide career opportunities for a great team of technicians.

What’s your favorite part of the West Loop?

It’s a vibrant area that really embraces its food scene. As long as people continue to eat out, our services will continue to be in high demand.

What does Hoodz Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning's future look like?

The future is bright. We look to add our 7th truck in the next year so we can continue to keep our clients safe and compliant from rooftop to cooktop!

Describe Hoodz Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning in 140 characters or less

Hoodz is a recognized leader in the commercial kitchen exhaust system cleaning and preventative maintenance industry. We are well regarded for delivering quality kitchen cleaning, code compliance and fire prevention solutions to the restaurants, institutions, and other food service industries in our area. Our highly trained teams adhere to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard-96, which is devoted exclusively to the ventilation control and fire protection of commercial cooking operations.

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