Operating a kitchen exhaust cleaning business can be lonely sometimes. When we operated our business in Raleigh, NC we found being members of forums where we could exchange ideas, pictures, and ask questions made it more fun.
Below are websites we found helpful. We invite you to send us links to other websites (including your own) that you have found useful.
There is a forum here just for kitchen exhaust cleaners. Many members of the GrimeScene clean driveways, windows, carpets, etc. so you may find some of the other forums helpful if you are planning on branching out from hood cleaning.
This website was created by Anthony Blanton, first winner of the Nobel Grease Prize. It is full of helpful advice on the hood cleaning business as well as videos that show special tips and tricks of the trade. It is a must see site!
www.bidslotprogram.com or call 828-423-0776
Cold Calling Service for Hood Cleaners. They set the appointment, you walk in and close the deal. Sweet!
Good prices for tools, hinge kits, access panels, and magnets.
www.theGreasePolice.com and www.theGreasePolice.org
This forum has a free area and a paid subscription area. There is some good stuff in the free area, but the best advice is found in paid subscription area.
Make money selling grease containment systems! This company offers a grease containment system that works especially well for high volume burger and steak restaurants. Their system is budget friendly and recommended by Five Guys Burgers and Fries.
Using her blue surgical rags saved us grief on 2 occasions when the customer claimed our rag ruined his fan. The rag in question was white. This site also has great prices for gloves and oil booms. Oil booms contain material that absorb oil but not water.
www.restaurantactivityreport.com and www.restaurantleads.org
Weekly notification of new restaurants, new owners of existing restaurants, management changes, and closings. Get there BEFORE your competitors! Also a great source for accurate lists if you plan to do some direct mail marketing.
When our customers needed new steel grease filters, we had them drop shipped to the customer and made a small profit in sale. The folks at www.hoodfilters.com have a very easy to navigate website and include advice on how to order the correct size.
Make money selling grease containment systems! These folks offer a variety of several grease containment options. Enviromatic also offer access panels and duct spinners that can make your job easier.
Hood Cleaning Business Software and Online Marketing for hood cleaning business online with job scheduling, before and after pictures, and client billing software that’s hosted online, as well as internet marketing and website design.
If you are having trouble locating the right chemicals, check these people out. They will drop ship caustic beads and liquid sodium hydroxide. They are also very customer service oriented and are happy to answer your questions regarding what you should be using. Many communities have a Landa dealer that will offer chemicals as well as repair and maintenance on your pressure washer. You can also ask the owner of your local car wash for the name and number of where he gets his chemicals.