So, your commercial kitchen has a fan, and there’s are a lot of preconceptions that seem to go with that. Here are some common mistakes owners make when it comes to their kitchen fans.
1. THEY EITHER WORK OR THEY DON’T
It turns on! Therefore, it must be working, right? Well, no. Just because it turns on, doesn’t mean that it is properly doing its job. If it, or the filter is built-up with residue and dirt, the air is most likely not going through it properly. When that happens – instead of clean air – it will be circulating germs and bacteria.
2. THE LOUDER IT IS, THE BETTER IT’S WORKING
Many people assume that the noisier a fan gets the harder it is working, when in fact it is most often a sign that something is broken or has become clogged. If it’s making noise and getting louder, then it’s time to get it serviced and cleaned.
3. NOT GETTING IT CLEANED IS SAVING ME MONEY
The longer you neglect your kitchen fans maintenance and cleaning needs the bigger your costs are going to be down the road. If you leave it too long, you will find yourself spending big on repairs, replacements, lawsuits, fire damages and more! Spending a little here and there is going to save you a lot of money, time and aggravation.
4. I CAN CLEAN IT MYSELF!
A commercial kitchens fan system, though sturdy looking, is actually quite an intricately designed piece of equipment. More often than not, attempting to clean it yourself will result in damages to the structure, as well as incorrectly used chemicals and cleaners eroding the material. Plus, most insurance policies require that you use a professional cleaning service in order to guarantee that you have met and complied with all health and fire safety standards and regulations.
5. A WINDOW CAN WORK JUST AS WELL AS A FAN
Bottom line, a window is not even close to an appropriate substitute for a fan. Despite the unreliability of it as well as the hazard of outside dirt and pollution, they have no way of forcefully circulating the air like a fan does and like your kitchen requires to stay safe.
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