BBQ Cleaning in Santa Monica

There is no greater joy than grilling in the open air under the sunny skies and watching the waves roll in. Keeping your grill in pristine condition with the salty sea air trying to bring your outdoor kitchen down can be quite the daunting task however. Whether this weather has you prepping for your first cookout of the summer, or if you are recovering from a winter’s worth of grease and grime, it never hurts to call in the professionals. At SoCal Grill Cleaning, we specialize in BBQ cleaning and grill restoration. Our services ensure a safe and delicious grilling experience. But don’t take our word for it, read more to see our work speak for its

Why is grill maintenance essential?

A  grill is not a safe cozy environment. The extreme heat, grease, and food particles can all add up to create a big problem. Carbon deposits, bacteria, mold, and more can threaten the health, safety, and longevity of your BBQ grill. Here are a few benefits to regular BBQ cleaning and maintenance:

  • Health and safety: Removing grease and food particles prevent harmful bacteria and reduces the risk of rodents or pests moving in when you’re not looking.
  • Improved flavor: A clean grill ensures that your food remains untainted by old grease and carbon build-up.
  • Longevity: Regular cleaning  and maintence will extend the life of your grill, saving you time and money in the long run.
  • Efficiency: Clean grills heat more evenly, giving you better temperature control and better results.

Our BBQ cleaning process

  • Initial inspection: We begin by testing your grill and inspecting for any areas that may require special care. This is an opportune time for us to map out our work area, ensuring that your backyard, balcony, or outdoor kitchen is well protected from any stray grease. 
  • Disassembly: Next, we carefully remove all internal components of your grill to clean to individually. This includes parts such as grates, burners, drip trays, etc. 
  • Deep cleaning: Our steam powered process cuts through grease and grime while also sanitizing the interior of your grill. 
  • Reassembly: Once cleaned and degreased, the internal components are reinstalled and the exterior is polished to a shine.
  • Final inspection: Once the process has been completed, we go over the results with you then and there. After demonstrating the functionality, we make any recommendations for repairs. 

If your grill has seen better days, there’s no better time than the present to make the call and bring your BBQ back to it’s former glory. For expert service, call Southern California Grill Cleaning today. 

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Regular BBQ cleaning and maintenance is key to the longevity of your grill and the health and safety of your family. Our results speak for themselves. Check out our before and after photos to see the results that our customers keep coming back for more. Once you’ve seen the incredible difference that a professional BBQ cleaning can make, call today to experience it for yourself!

Which BBQ cleaning service is right for me?

The worst part about cooking outdoors is cleaning up afterwards, or more accurately: finding a good bbq cleaning service that will do it for you without breaking the bank, or your grill! With all the different products and services out there, many people choose to postpone regular grill maintenance. Luckily, the grill service experts at SoCal Grill Cleaning are here to help. Our most popular service is the deep cleaning service. If your grill looks like the one below, it may be time to schedule a cleaning!

Greasy grills do NOT mean extra flavor.

When choosing the right bbq cleaning service, consider the state of your grill and when it was last cleaned. A deep clean may be an unnecessary expense when a basic cleaning service would do. Conversely, a basic cleaning may be enough for a small get together. But you may wish to consider a more extensive option for a larger gathering. Nothing beats the “Did you get a new grill?” questions when they take a peek under the hood. Our deep cleaning process is guaranteed to leave your grill looking as shiny as the day you brought it home. If we had a dollar for every time a customer told us their grill looked like new again we’d be able to buy a whole new grill. (and not one of the ones in front of Home Depot, I’m talking a Kalamazoo)

Regardless of whether you choose a basic cleaning or a deep cleaning, our grill service experts are here to help. Every BBQ cleaning service that we provide includes troubleshooting at no extra cost. We will check your ignition and gas flow so you know you’re ready when it’s time to get cooking. (Who has time to go looking for a lighter anyway? The steaks are waiting!) If there any any repairs needed, our technicians will inform you immediately.

Shiny and clean and ready to impress the neighbors again.


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Top Rated Grill Cleaners Near Me

Indeed with a 5 star rating, it is clear who the top rated grill cleaners near me are. Given that Southern California Grill Cleaning boasts a whopping 95 google reviews and a 5.0 star rating. With what customers are saying, it’s no surprise. But don’t take my word for it, the ratings and results speak for themselves.  After all, a picture says a thousand words, but a before and after comparison speaks volumes.

before image of a dirty lynx brand bbq grill covered in grease and grime
before image of a dirty lynx brand bbq grill covered in grease and grime

This LYNX outdoor grill is large and in charge, and after an afternoon with us it is shiny, fresh, and clean again. We have been maintaining this grill for years, so this grill will have many years to come to outdoor cooking. And thus, many more layers of grime to clean as well. 

Generally speaking, it’s no secret that cleaning a grill is hard work. Obviously between the sunny SoCal weather, and the tough caked on grime, it’s no walk in the park! Finding grill cleaners near me starts to look like a really good idea when faced with an afternoon of scrubbing grease and grime off the old bbq. Nonetheless, we have elbow grease to spare here at SoCal Grill cleaning and we are happy to take care of that for you.

Not all grill cleaners can say this but every deep cleaning service includes full system troubleshooting as well. Firstly, our technicians remove all internal components to clean and inspect each individual piece. So, if there is a problem in your gas flow or ignition system, we will find it. At the end of the grill cleaning service we go over our results with you, demonstrating the function of the grill and explaining any repairs that are necessary or soon to be on the horizon. With Southern California Grill Cleaning and Repair there is no need to search for bbq repair and grill cleaners near me, because we can handle it all!

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We want to clean your grill!

We want to clean your grill!

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and we want to clean your grill! It’s a dirty job, and none are more prepared than the grill service experts at Southern California Grill Cleaning. When it comes to grilling and outdoor cooking, it’s all fun and games until it comes to clean up. We disagree. It’s all fun and games when it comes to clean up. There are as many grill cleaning “hacks” out there as there are grills, and most of them don’t work. (The grills and the hacks!) That’s where we come in.

If you’ve tried to clean your grill with an onion and thought it was good enough, check out our results and let us know if you still prefer the onion. Some may boast of the antibacterial properties of an onion, but we prefer the antibacterial properties of 300+ degree steam. An onion can’t melt off layers of grease and grime, we tried! But by all means, don’t take our word for it. Experience is the best teacher after all, just don’t forget who to call when you start running out of onions and elbow grease. 😉

Grease? Check. Grime? Check. Burnt bits of food? Check. Is it my birthday already? You shouldn’t have!

This LYNX grill in Beverly Hills had been well used, well loved, and absolutely coated in well, gunk. We’re not scared of a little grease here at SoCal Grill Cleaning and by the time our technicians were done, you’d never know there was any grease at all. “Like new” you say? Well gosh, if you insist. With regular cleaning and maintenance we will keep this grill in it’s prime even longer than George Clooney. (That’s a loooong prime)

With a lot of steam, a bit of time, and a touch of degreaser, we can have any grill prepped and ready for hosting an event, cookout, or family dinner. In fact, our deep cleaning service even includes troubleshooting your ignition system and gas flow for any issues. (Try doing that with an onion!) This LYNX grill will be ready for the next sunny Beverly Hills afternoon to cook up something tasty.

BBQ Cleaning in Brentwood

This bbq cleaning in Brentwood went so well we had to share it. Come take a look at the benefits of a regular grill cleaning and learn about one of the many reasons we love LYNX brand outdoor grills.

  • a clean grill with no grease after a deep clean service. The stainless steel has a near mirror shine
  • photo of a dirty LYNX bbq covered in grease and in need of a cleaning

We love a good LYNX grill, and this fine unit was no exception. This is a repeat customer and a fine example of the difference that a regular deep clean schedule can make. This customer first hired us over a year ago. As you can see, our cleaning services have kept this grill looking like new, despite its condition when we first arrived.

If you have a LYNX bbq, you’ve got a great grill on your hands. The LYNX ignition system is reliable and easy to troubleshoot, making igniter repair a breeze. Unlike the traditional ignition system which involves a spark arcing to or near the burners to ignite the propane or natural gas, LYNX has upgraded to a hot-surface glow-plug igniter since L series. It no longer sparks, but instead features a hollow metal tube with an electrode that glows red hot to ignite. How cool is that!

If your grill won’t light and you think it might be the igniter, check out our Troubleshooting Guide

PS, these igniters use a transformer, not a battery! So check your lights and outlets instead to rule out electrical problems

Whether it’s grill installation, igniter repair, or bbq cleaning in Brentwood call or text us today to schedule your appointment. Because nobody likes a filthy grill.

BBQ Troubleshooting Guide Now Available

This BBQ troubleshooting guide will walk you through the steps to help diagnose your outdoor grill problems. There are a lot of problems that can cause a grill to stop working. Some of them are as simple as changing a battery or can be fixed with household items like a paperclip. Some problems are more complex, like installing a new wire harness after damage from rodents or a fire. With our BBQ troubleshooting guide, you can save yourself the frustration of dead batteries or spiderwebs.

These steps are included in every cleaning service we provide at no additional cost, so we have no problem sharing this knowledge with you free-of-charge. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us and we will see what we can do to help. For those of you lucky enough to call SoCal home, call or text today for availability.

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If you’re starting out on your own DIY journey, you might soon find yourself frustrated with constantly stripping screws. Or maybe that was just me, but either way, all that changed when I got my hands on an impact driver instead of my household drill. No, this isn’t sponsored (though these are affiliate links, so if you did buy through them it does help support us a few cents at a time) and this isn’t the drill our technicians use on our jobs. But it is on sale and it has great reviews. An impact driver was a game changer for me and I had no idea until I used one. I would never use my household drill on a repair job, and you don’t have to either.

Built-in Grill Cleaning in Pacific Palisades

image of a greasy, dirty Grand Turbo brand outdoor bbq grill

This built-in grill cleaning in the Pacific Palisades was some of our finer work. This Grand Turbo was well coated in grease after a summer of great outdoor cooking. After only a few hours of some dirty work, our technicians were able to deep clean every nook and cranny until it shined. With regular grill cleaning service, we will be able to keep this grill looking this good for many years to come. 

Our deep cleaning service relies on steam power to melt away layers of grease and grime rather than steeping your cooking utensils in harsh chemicals. Your outdoor bbq deserves a professional cleaning from the grill experts at Southern California Grill Cleaning. While performing our cleaning services, our technicians will check your gas flow and ignition systems to diagnose any potential issues. Many common problems can be solved with a deep clean, but for those stubborn issue that may need repair, we’ve got you covered.

All of our cleaning services include troubleshooting your ignition system and gas flow at no additional cost. Many minor repairs can be performed even without any special tools or hardware. To learn more about troubleshooting your grill, check out our Troubleshooting Guide now available for free download.

There are many ways to maintain your BBQ but by far the most important thing you can do for your grill is keep it covered when you are not using it. That beautiful salty sea air that is so great for our peace of mind is not so great for your grill. Fortunately, with regular deep cleaning we can keep you grilling through those long summer nights. Don’t have a cover anymore? We recommend our friends over at The Cover Store for all of your outdoor kitchen needs.

If you’re looking to for a built-in grill cleaning in the Pacific Palisades, call or text today to schedule an appointment.

How To Maintain Your BBQ

Why Should You Maintain Your Grill?

BBQ maintenance is key to extending the life of your grill but many people don’t know how to maintain your BBQ. A dirty grill is a safety hazard and a money trap and no one likes a filthy grill. Neglect is the number one reason for most repairs and replacements. Grease fires, rust, and pests will cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars that could have been prevented with only a few simple steps. Don’t believe me? Check out these prices on replacement parts compared to the cost of a grill cleaning kit on amazon.

Screenshot of a quote for replacement parts totaling $2,512.50

This kit includes all the tools and accessories you need to use, clean, and maintain your grill. The only thing not included here is stainless steel polish and microfiber cloths. The grill mats alone will make a huge difference in the life of your grates and heat trays. 

But grill maintenance is about more than just what products you use. Follow these habits to keep your grill in good shape and keep your repair costs down. If your grill is already broken down, check out our Troubleshooting Guide.

Preheat Your Grill

Preheating your grill before you use it kills off bacteria, and helps to remove any remaining residue from the last time you used it. A typical rule of thumb is that 15 minutes should be sufficient to reach full temperature. We recommend preheating before cooking rather than cooking off the residue afterwards to reduce the risk of leaving your grill on and forgetting to turn it off. 

Empty Your Grease Trap Regularly

I know, I know you want to know how to maintain your BBQ, but it’s gross. But you know who doesn’t think it’s gross? Rodents. A brimming grease tap is like an open invitation to all manner of pests, not to mention the fire hazard. Any drippings that are not vaporized by your heat trays will accumulate in a tray under your grill. Some models have a small removeable container and others have a larger slide out tray. Regardless of the grease trap that your grill has, it’s important to empty it regularly. Many customers like to fill their grease trap with cat litter to help with clean up. If you wipe it down regularly this will not be necessary.

Scrub Your Grates After Every Use

Would you cook on a frying pan caked in old burnt food that hasn’t been cleaned in a year? Of course not! The grease and fat and burnt food will corrode your cooking grates over time and those replacements can cost you hundreds of dollars. Save yourself the time and money by spending just a couple minutes scrubbing them down with a grill brush while the grill is still warm. 

Be careful what products you are using, however, as some BBQ cleaning brushes have bristles that can fall out during use and end up embedded in your food, posing a serious health risk. Not to worry, there are safer options available.

Always Keep Your Grill Covered When Not In Use

Keeping your grill covered is crucial when it comes to BBQ maintenance, especially in a humid climate like the west coast. Stainless steel may not rust, but it can still corrode, and not all of the pieces in your grill are made of stainless. Water, sea-salt air, and the elements can all cause damage to the interior and exterior of your grill. If you don’t have a cover, or you need a new one, we recommend The Cover Store. 

When In Doubt, Hire A Professional

If your grill is beat up and greasy and you don’t think you’re up to the task, call us or another professional company in your area. We have know how to maintain your BBQ and we have the equipment and expertise to bring your grill back to life and get you cooking in no time. An annual deep cleaning service is often enough for most, though this may differ depending on your use.

Backyard Grill Cleaning Service In Bel Air

BackYard Grill Repair Bel Air

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This beautiful Lynx outdoor kitchen was a grill cleaning service and grill repair service job located in Bel Air. We came to clean the grill and noticed that the infrared searing burner (on the right-hand side of the grill) had holes along the side, allowing the gas to escape and causing it to light rather violently. We also noticed that the hot surface igniter for the left burner was not working. We changed the igniter with parts that we keep in stock and ordered the new infrared burner. In addition to the cleaning and repair, we also replaced all of the ceramic briquettes as the old ones were crumbling and in really bad shape. With his grill cleaned and repaired, our customer’s outdoor kitchen is ready for summer. He requested to be put on our quarterly cleaning program, so we’ll be out every three months to service this beautiful grill.

If you’re in need of a grill cleaning service in Pacific Palisades, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, or any other area in Los Angeles County, call us at 310-925-5971, or follow the link on our website to request service. We clean, repair, and install all brands of grills.