Minimizing scraper usage in the kitchen exhaust cleaning industry doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it’s quite easy to save time and money by minimizing scraper usage alone. How is this done? With the Tegras Concept. The Tegras Concept paves the way for kitchen exhaust cleaning companies to minimize their scraper usage. By extension, this saves the company time, money, and effort.
With an easy-to-use and easy-to-learn system, the Tegras Concept can take your kitchen exhaust cleaning company to a new, modern level. While it doesn’t negate the use of scrapers completely, it can significantly reduce their usage. If you’re ready to enter the modern era of kitchen exhaust cleaning, find out how the Tegras Concept can minimize your scraper usage.
Fewer Access Points
The NFPA 96 Standard states:
188.8.131.52 – On horizontal ducts, at least one 508 mm x 508 mm (20 in. x 20 in.) opening shall be provided for personnel entry
184.108.40.206 – Where an opening of this size is not possible, openings large enough to permit thorough cleaning shall be provided at 3.7 m (12 ft) intervals
With a typical scraper duct cleaning, access points must be installed every twelve feet. If it takes roughly fifteen minutes to open just one access point, not including cleaning and closing that access point, there is a huge time savings here when using the Tegras Concept. Tegras speeds up the process because there is no need to open every single access point. This results in fewer ladder moves, fewer ceiling tiles to open, and less time wasted. With the Tegras Concept, you are only limited by 90° turns. Even this can be overcome by positioning an access panel so you can feed the Tegras brushes in both directions.
Save Time, Save Money
The Tegras multipro can reach ninety-eight feet, and the Tegras forte can reach eighty-two feet. Let’s break down the time savings each of these devices can get based on their respective hose lengths.
In this example, say you have a duct that is ninety-eight feet (the length of the multipro hose). Based on NFPA 96 Standards, that duct would need to have one opening every twelve feet, so nine openings. If it takes a minimum of fifteen minutes just to move your ladder, move a ceiling tile (if there is one), and open up that access point, you will save two hours and fifteen minutes just at that one duct. Depending on how much you pay per hour, this leads to cost savings as well.
In this example, say you have a duct that is eighty-two feet (the length of the forte hose). Again, based on NFPA 96 Standards, this particular duct would need to have seven openings. With a minimum of fifteen minutes per opening, you would save an hour and forty-five minutes just at that one duct. Think about repeating this savings at every restaurant you clean; it adds up. Plus, the time savings at each location could free up enough time to take on new customers and generate more revenue.
The Tegras Concept isn’t meant to abolish the use of scrapers; in fact, there will still be times when scrapers may be necessary if there is a bulk of caked on grease, grease that won’t come off the duct, fan, or plenum, or an area with a heavy amount of buildup. The great thing about the Tegras Concept is that when you use it consistently, and your customers hire you consistently for cleanings, the amount of hard-to-remove grease lessens. When Tegras is utilized to its full potential, it will give any system a bare-metal clean.
Ask Omni About Tegras
Omni has been the sole distributor of Tegras since 2018. We know their products just as well as we know our products. We know the concerns that come up with the Tegras Concept. We talk with people every day about the benefits of Tegras and offer ease with tough questions like, “How do I get my employees to embrace this new technology?” Don’t hesitate to bring your kitchen exhaust cleaning company into the modern world of KEC. Call us today and we can discuss your Tegras needs and questions: (887) 226-6824