The importance of clean canopy filters

Do You Really Need Clean Kitchen Canopy Filters?


Have you ever stood somewhere and thought… “what is that awful smell” – then sniffed your clothing to make sure it’s not you? Imagine if customers were doing that in your restaurant, or coffee shop!

You know it yourself without me telling you – a bad smell is the least inviting thing and usually, people don’t hang around to find out what is causing it. At Grease Busters we say – give us your smells, your greasy mess, give us your kitchen exhaust fan and ducts to clean. You focus on your cooking and customers and we will ensure that your work environment is not only smelling sweet, but that it is environmentally friendly and meets all Australian Standards – you will only know the sweet smell of success, not the smell of sweat and grease.

Apart from giving you clean filters and ensuring that there is no dirty grease smell permeating through your business, which is important, there is another benefit to Grease Busters keeping your filters and exhaust system sparkling clean. Clean filters also provide a good air flow – are your staff perspiring excessively and nearly fainting by the end of their shift? If so, you need to call Grease Busters now. We go where angels fear to tread – yes some may call it hell but we love fat busting – it’s what we do.

A typical configuration in a kitchen ventilation system has 4 main parts – A Canopy situated above the cooking station, grease filters in the canopy, ductwork that connects the canopy to the fourth item which is the exhaust fan. All these parts work at extracting the hot smelly air and fumes from the kitchen, making room for fresh air flow. It only takes one member of this team to fail for the whole system to crash and sometimes really – burn!

The first two items in our team, the canopy and grease filters, require the most maintenance. The filtering process is the most important function in catching and removing fat vapours from the kitchen. A canopy and filters in well maintained condition will assist with keeping the ductwork as free from fat deposits as possible between Grease Busters maintenance visits to your business. Failure to maintain this system creates a very real fire risk.

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It is widely considered best practice that the average kitchen check and clean their filters every fortnight to three weeks, this can vary depending on the amount of deep frying carried out in the kitchen. Kitchen exhaust systems must be based on the Australian Standard AS1851.6 and there is a requirement for preventative maintenance. You could find yourself in the situation of a spot check by the Health department, and if they ask you for your kitchen exhaust maintenance schedule and compliance certificate, could you produce them? That’s where we come in! Grease Busters can work with you and set up your preventative maintenance schedule to suit your business hours, at a price that makes you smile and gives you the results you need to meet even the most exacting standards. We are available to our clients 24/7.

Grease Busters staff are the best in the business and our Fat busting services are guaranteed. No job is too big for us to tackle, we have the manpower and the equipment – steam cleaning, Exhaust, Canopy & ductwork cleaning, we cover it all.

From the Gold Coast to Brisbane and Tweed Heads to Byron – we have you covered for a clean and healthy, safe commercial kitchen.


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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  • Avatar Danielle Wall ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    From the moment I made contact with Grease Busters I was greeted with efficient and friendly service! I needed my commercial kitchen cleaned within 2 days before the sale and hand over of my shop and Cameron and his team had the quote out to me that morning … read more and the job done 2 days later. I can not recommend them highly enough!
  • Avatar petroh daczynski ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    We have been utilizing Grease Busters for a few years now and they have been fantastic to work with.
    Cameron is always a pleasure to deal with and more than happy to accommodate working in with us to get the job done.
    The crew always turn up on time and
    … read more go about their business with minimal fuss and have never let us down getting the kitchen up and running on time.
    Great company to do business with.
  • Avatar Jack Bakon ★★★★★ a month ago
    First time using Grease busters on one of our commercial sites and could not fault their workmanship. Cameron was a pleasure to work beside from start to finish. He was also able to deliver a quick turnaround that helped me immensely. highly recommend! … read more