Hood Filters Cleaning
If you've got hobs or grills you've got hoods right? Sure you do, because otherwise your kitchen would feel like the surface of Mars. And if you've got hoods you've got hood filters right? We find that a lot of customers get slightly less sure about that answer. They know there are filters in there somewhere but they prefer not to have to get too up close and comfortable with them. They're like oil filters in your auto; everyone knows they're really important but not many of us want to get in there and change them. Well we are the experts in hood filter cleaning. We understand the different filters for different systems and how best to keep them working at their best. We can even advise you if you're not using the best performing filters for your needs and we may be able to save you money by fitting filter spacers so that your hoods can take industry standard filters instead of expensive custom filters.
NFPA 96 Ventilation Control and Fire Protection standards
Hoods perform a number of absolutely critical functions – they're not just there to removes smells and steam but also to extract potentially dangerous gas build ups. At the same time they are a fire risk because they channel flammable droplets through the building up to the roof. So there are a bunch of ventilation and fire protection standards that apply and specify the types of filters, the fitting and spacing of filters, and their level of cleanliness. It can be confusing and compliance is not an option so why trouble yourself when you can leave it to the professionals to ensure everything is as it should be?
Types 1 and 2 Filters
Not all filters are made the same. The commonest difference is between Type 1 and Type 2 commercial filters. The key difference is that Type 2 filters are designed for hoods that don't collect oil drops or smoke – instead they are typically about clearing out steam. Type 2 filters don't include grease traps as a result. Using the wrong type of filter for the hood and the cooking you're doing could lead to problems so one of the things we do as we clean is check that you're using the correct filter systems.
Spark Arrestor Filters
Nothing smells so good as wood or mesquite barbecue fires and that unique smell is one of the things that makes your food so tasty and keeps the customers coming. But solid fuels like that also create sparks that float up and enter the hood which means they need spark arrestor filters to catch the little floaty fire risks. We'll check you have spark arrestor filters if you need them and we'll keep them clean.
Some hoods are the wrong size to benefit from the cheaper (but still effective) mass produced filters. Sometimes that means custom filters, but sometimes filter spacers can be safely and legally introduced to make cheaper filters fit your hood. Talk to us today about how we can save you money and keep those filters working at their best.