5 Ways to Know It’s Time to Clean Your Range Hood

A clean and well-functioning range hood is essential for maintaining a safe and healthy commercial kitchen. Not only does it help remove smoke, grease, and fumes from the kitchen, but it also helps prevent fires and keeps your kitchen in compliance with government regulations and insurance requirements. Regular cleaning and maintenance are necessary to keep your range hood working properly. Here are five signs that it’s time to clean your range hood.

Grease Build-Up

One of the most obvious signs that it’s time to clean your range hood is when you start to see a buildup of grease on the surface. Grease buildup not only affects the appearance of your kitchen but can also lead to the growth of bacteria, mold, and other unwanted substances. Grease buildup also reduces the effectiveness of your range hood, making it harder for it to remove smoke, fumes, and odours from the kitchen.

Odour Issues

If you start to notice a strong, unpleasant odour in your kitchen, it could be a sign that your range hood needs cleaning. Over time, grease, smoke, and other substances can accumulate in the ductwork of your range hood, creating a breeding ground for bacteria and other harmful substances. A professional duct cleaning can help remove these substances and improve the air quality in your kitchen.

Decreased Air Flow

If you notice that the air flow from your range hood has decreased, it may be time to clean it. Grease buildup and other obstructions in the ductwork can reduce air flow and make it harder for your range hood to remove smoke, fumes, and odours from your kitchen. A professional cleaning can help restore the air flow and improve the performance of your range hood.

Pest Infestation

You’ve started seeing bugs or other pests around the range hood, indicating that they’re using it as a place to nest. This could mean that there is food, grease, or other substances accumulating in the ductwork that are attracting the pests. A professional cleaning can help remove these substances and keep pests from taking up residence in your kitchen.

Compliance Requirements

Commercial kitchens are required by law to have their range hoods cleaned regularly. Insurance companies also require commercial kitchens to have their range hoods cleaned in order to maintain coverage. Regular cleaning can help ensure that your kitchen is in compliance with these requirements and minimise the risk of loss or damage.

In conclusion, keeping your range hood clean and well-maintained is essential for maintaining a safe and healthy commercial kitchen. By paying attention to these five signs, you can know when it’s time to clean your range hood and ensure that it’s working properly. If you need help with range hood cleaning, consider reaching out to a professional duct cleaning service.


Author bio


Cameron Monley is the charming and quirky mastermind behind the thriving commercial kitchen range hood cleaning business Grease Busters.With a warm and friendly personality, Cameron excels at building personal relationships with his clients. He takes the time to get to know each client on a personal level, understanding their unique needs and concerns.Cameron's commitment to exceptional customer service, combined with his expertise in kitchen duct cleaning, sets him apart from the competition.He is known for his kind and caring nature, as well as his professional approach to business. With Cameron at the helm, you can be confident that your kitchen canopies are in good hands.With over 18 years of experience in the commercial kitchen cleaning industry, Cameron has been wiping out grease and grime since 2005, leaving his clients with sparkling clean and safe kitchens

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