IKECA was founded in 1989 during a meeting among kitchen exhaust cleaning specialists, who found that they all had similar needs and shared a belief in the importance of proper and complete exhaust cleaning for fire protection. Within two years, these founders had created the first trade association for the commercial kitchen exhaust cleaning industry.

In 2009, IKECA joined the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developer. This allows IKECA to help develop voluntary, consensus-based industry standards for the cleaning, inspection, and maintenance of commercial kitchen exhaust systems. As American National Standards, they can be adopted by other ANSI organizations (National Fire Protection Association, International Code Council) as well as by outside jurisdictions.

This is just the beginning. With members all over the world, IKECA is bringing its core beliefs and ethical standards to every part of the globe and continuing to lead the industry in certification and continuing education.


Address: 2331 Rock Spring Rd, Forest Hill, MD 21050

Phone: (410) 417-5234