Pro Hood Services

We OWN a small niche of a business usually assigned to the HVAC trade and the Fire Protection trade, both of whom are inexperienced and ill-equipped to deal with the job.


Monday – Friday 8:00 – 8:00
Saturday 9:00 – 5:00
Sunday 9:00 – 5:00

  (310) 945-2551

The Commercial Hood Systems Experts

We do the following. Nothing else:

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M&E Best Fire Protection – The COMMERCIAL KITCHEN HOOD EXPERTS. We handle the whole thing, we provide & install from A to Z. Kitchen hoods – Ventilation – Duct work – Fire wrap as well as Kitchen Hood Fire Suppression We are a family-owned, well-managed, California Corporation, in good standing with the California State License Board. After years of continuous growth under our belt with HVAC and Fire Suppression/Protection, we realized that nobody in our trade(s) likes the Kitchen Hood business:


The HVAC trades-people are trained to work with standard a/c systems and to install fabricated or standard metal ducts. They know nothing about those big beautiful stainless steel kitchen hood assemblies. They DO install duct work, but these ducts have WELDED seams and they must then encapsulate the entire duct run with two continuous layers of high-temperature insulation wrap which protect any local combustible materials. The Building & Safety Departments are stringent, and each duct is inspected at least four times at different phases throughout installation. You can rely on M&E to handle the ducts correctly and to pass the inspections. (Your average HVAC contractor…..? Perhaps not.)


This is NOT fire sprinklers or any other type of fire protection. On the contrary. We create drawings of the fire suppression system. We present them to the fire department and get them approved, upon which we pull the permit. The fire protection trade is trained to lay out and install MILES of water lines and millions of fire sprinklers. Does anyone blame them for not comprehending the importance of setting up fire suppression for 12 feet of hood? They don’t get it, they don’t want it, they do it wrong guaranteed. M&E Best ONLY does this. By the thousands.

Indeed we have MASTERED everything related to commercial kitchen hoods. This is our specialty – and it’s all we do. We regularly sell/install/maintain commercial kitchen hoods made by the reputable hood manufacturers (CaptiveAire, Econ-Air, etc.). We take special care with proper installation of the exhaust ductwork and the fire wrap protocols (which are scrutinized by the city inspectors), resulting in a pretty impressive track record when it comes to passing fire department and city inspections.

We also have maintenance agreements with over 3,000 commercial kitchen hood clients, so we have quite a few guys in the field all the time focused on kitchen hoods all day – every day. We’re non-union.

We’re located in Chatsworth, but we work all over Southern California (and when the size of the project warrants it, we’re equipped to work just about anywhere). A partial list of projects and references is available upon request.


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Hood Cleaning – Extra Information - The frequency of cleaning for various businesses:   Monthly - Systems serving solid fuel cooking operations   Quarterly - Systems serving high-volume operations, such as 24-hour cooking , charbroiling, wok cooking, etc.   Semi-Annually - Systems serving moderate volume cooking operations   Annually - Systems… - Read More
All About Hood Fire Suppression System and Repair - The suppression system connects to both the hood over your cooking station and the gas line running through the cooking station. If the fire suppression system is tripped, the gas line automatically shuts off. This kills the fuel source of the fire. Now, depending on… - Read More
What is a Commercial Kitchen Hood System? - Exhaust hood systems play an important role in the restaurant kitchen, pulling heat, smoke, and odor away from cooking surfaces. Hoods shall be Type I or Type II and shall be designed to capture and confine cooking vapors and residues. A Type I or Type… - Read More

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