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CYBER WEEK SALE! 10% OFF EQUIPMENT, PARTS AND SUPPLIES! 0

For the first time ever we are having a Cyber Week sale on our website and in our store!  Now through Friday, we are offering 10% OFF your entire cart at checkout!  This includes equipment, parts and supplies!   Some exclusions will apply.  See our sales team for details! Cyber-Monday-Slide

Exhaust Fan Grease Containment, Do You Really Need It? Answer: Yes 0

[caption id="attachment_230" align="alignright" width="214"]Example of a exhaust fan grease catcher that isn't maintained. Example of a exhaust fan grease catcher that isn't maintained.[/caption] 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.

[caption id="attachment_232" align="alignleft" width="262"]Example of a good  hydrophobic grease catcher. Example of a good hydrophobic grease catcher.[/caption] 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. WES-ContractingIf 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. [gallery type="slideshow" columns="1" link="none" ids="234,235,236,238,239,240"]

Italiano's Serious Pie's And Pasta Open for Business 0

After a long 6 months of remodeling and building the restaurant from the ground up, Western Equipment Sales of Kennewick, WA has finally finished Italiano's Serious Pies and Pasta located in West Richland, WA by the Yokes Fresh Market off of Bombing Range Road. Italianos pies and pasta Kitchen areaAs far as restaurant equipment goes, we provided almost every piece of equipment in the restaurant, including two Blodgett Pizza Ovens,  6 Burner Natural Gas Range, Over 15 ft of exhaust hood and make up air installations, and much more! Italiano's Final Pics (36 of 47) In addition to the back end operations, we installed everything from the tiling on the back end floors, to the carpet, custom granite counter tops, pass through, tables, dropped ceiling, and lighting.  If you are looking for a general contractor who knows restaurants inside and out in the Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco Washington area, you need to contact Western Equipment Sales. Italiano's Final Pics (41 of 47) With over 10 years of experience in the Tri-Cities restaurant industry, Western Equipment Sales offers you the best combination of experience, quality work, and competitive pricing.  Enjoy the pictures below of our finished job! [gallery ids="138,102,103,104,105,106,107,108,109,117,110,111,112,113,114,115,116,118,119,120,121,122,123,124,125,126,127,128,129,130,131,132,133,134,135,136,137,139,140,141,142,143,144,145,146,147,148"]

Commercial Range Hood Installations - Yokes Fresh Market Pasco, WA 1

Welcome to this weeks Learning Video by RPM, brought to you by Western Equipment Sales. [caption id="attachment_86" align="alignleft" width="300"]9ft CaptiveAire Range Hood Install 9ft Captive Aire Range Hood Install[/caption] 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. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI6JmXDSOIo] 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. [contact-form to='sales@westernequipmentsales.com' subject='Sales Question from RPM (Blog)'][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Phone Number' type='text'/][contact-field label='What%26#039;s your Question?' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form] Until Next week, happy cooking! Your Friends as Western Equipment Sales.