IKECA Canadian Chapter News
August 2012
Letter From President 

Hello to all Canadian members and potential new members



I can't believe how fast this summer is going by. This newsletter is intended to give you a brief update on the Canadian Chapter and some of IKECA's new ventures. The Canadian membership has now grown to 12 members. With 4 new members in this last 12 months. We currently have members in 5 Provinces.


The Canadian Chapter was established in an effort to connect professional Canadian kitchen exhaust cleaning companies who want to be leaders in their industry.  The focus of our members is to raise a greater awareness in our industry on the importance of demanding and expecting the entire exhaust system to be cleaned to the metal.  IKECA has been working diligently to recruit potential exhaust cleaning companies, associate members, and AHJ's who meet our eligibility requirements.  We invite you to be a part of this movement to continue to extend IKECA's membership throughout Canada.  


If you're interested in joining the association, or referring a friend, please don't hesitate to call me.


Bill Doherty

President Canadian Chapter

Pressure Kleen Services Company, Inc.

(416) 235-1626  

Featured Article
by Dave O'Neil 

Windsor, Ontario is the southernmost city in Canada and has a population of approximately 225,000 people.  In December of 2006, there was a restaurant fire caused by a grease laden kitchen exhaust system that caused 1.5 million dollars of fire damage.  NFPA 96 guidelines were not followed by the Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Company that serviced that kitchen prior to that fire. We soon discovered that the majority of the exhaust systems were not being maintained to the NFPA 96 standard. The Ontario Office of the Fire Marshall has now added a two day course to their curriculum to insure that AHJ have the proper knowledge to inspect commercial kitchen exhaust systems properly.  In conclusion with our new approach to inspecting commercial kitchens and with most stakeholders working in compliance with NFPA 96 I'm very proud to report that Windsor, Ontario has not had any significant fire losses in our commercial kitchen establishments in the last four years.  * For Full Text, Click Here *

Breaking News

In Chatham, Ontario, IKECA certification is a recognized certification by authorities having jurisdiction as the minimum requirement to provide service in the area.

Member Profile

Pressure Kleen was established in 1962 by Edgar Doherty. His unwavering commitment to providing his customers with outstanding professional cleaning services has continued with his sons and the second generation management.  President Bill Doherty and VP of sales Chuck Doherty have continued growing the family business for over 30 years each. Bill said... "We're not a small family business anymore with over 30 employee's, but, we are all like family.  We have an incredible service team, many of which have been with us for 20 - 35  years. That's not normal in our Industry. Our employees take great PRIDE in returning back to our customers month after month and ensuring they are cleaned to the highest standard. Our customers expect it from us. Chuck from sales said ... " I make every effort to educate and inform our customers on the importance of cleaning the entire exhaust system and what they should expect from their exhaust system cleaning company. They're often surprised with the extent of our service capabilities. We enjoy new challenges and look forward to solving their problems." Here's to the next 50 years! 

IKECA Canadian Members



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 IKECA's Fall Technical Seminar

 October 10-13, 2012

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Indianapolis, IN


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