Hood system filters and why they are important
Hood filters are metal square (or rectangle) inserts that fits into the opening of the ventilation system. The purpose of a hood filter is to filter out grease from smoke. Restaurants who neglect their hood filters, or don't have a hood filter are high fire risks.
It is imperative that you regularly maintain and replace your hood filters as needed. Hood filters or grease baffle filters are specifically designed to control grease build up. They are effective by removing the grease vapors from the air before they get into the exhaust hood ducts.
When you properly maintain your hood filters, you are maintaining an important line of defense against fire. Fires happen super easy in restaurants, so you should always take the proper precautions to prevent them.
Your hood filters should be cleaned daily. Unless you have an aluminum filter, you can simply place them in the dishwasher for a cleaning. If they are aluminum, a dishwasher can damage them, so you'll need to wash by hand.
So where does Seattle Hood Cleaning Pros come in?
We come into the picture when it's time for you to replace your hood filters or you think the build up is too much for you to clean yourselves. You can count on Seattle Hood Cleaning Pros for all your hood filters service in Seattle, Washington.
Cleaning Your Hood Filters
You clean your hood filters daily. This will prevent grease build up and maximize their filtering capability. A filter that is already dirty cannot possibly function right, for obvious reasons. Seattle Hood Cleaning Pros recommends cleaning your hood filters in the dishwasher unless you have aluminum filters or galvanized hood filters. These types of filters can be easily damaged.
If you can’t put them in the dishwasher... well you know what that means. You'll have to wash by hand, of course.
Replacing Your Hood Filters
Make it a habit to check out not just your hood filters, but your entire hood system. Don't let the obvious signs slide by. You should always pay attention to your hood system and the hood system filter. You can mostly check it out by looking at it and listening to it while it runs. Make yourself familiar with it's normal purr (or roar), so that you will know when something's out of the ordinary. Also watch out for dented and/or corroded hood filters.
Our Hood Filter Service
Seattle Hood Cleaning Pros can offer filters to our clients at our cost. Our technicians can measure, deliver and install the new hood filters or new grease baffle filters. Seattle Hood Cleaning Pros has a variety of types of hood filters that we can offer for your system. We recommend that you use stainless steel filters. We carry filters to fit the brands of commercial hoods and we can offer them to you at a great price.
Our goal is to make sure that you have an outstanding looking kitchen. From the cook top to the roof top, we like to say! When Seattle Hood Cleaning Pros is done with your kitchen, you'll be so proud that it will be everything you have not to pick up the phone and invite your inspector over. Now, that's impressive.
We look forward to doing business with you! Contact us today at 206-929-4133.