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Proper maintenance of the fume hood and its accessories improves the performance of the extraction system and avoids contamination of products as well as the generation of bad odors, vapors and fumes.

The cleaning and maintenance of industrial extractor hoods is very important in kitchens to avoid harmful microorganisms that contaminate the environment in which food is processed, avoid the risk of fire and ensure food safety.

Benefits of cleaning industrial kitchen hoods

1- Efficient operation of smoke and grease extraction systems.
The cleaning of hoods and fume extraction is essential to avoid any type of problem. This is due to the grease that can accumulate in extractor hoods, extraction ducts, motor, hoods, etc. This increases the risk of serious accidents and potentially irreversible damage to the installations.
2- Reduces the potential fire hazards of this type of installation.
Many of the fires that occur in kitchens are due to the accumulation of grease in the kitchen fume extraction systems.
3- Avoidance of harmful microorganisms.

The cleaning and maintenance of fume hoods is very important to prevent harmful microorganisms from multiplying and contaminating the environment where food is processed. This is essential to maintain consumer hygiene and safety.

4- Improve equipment performance.
Cleaning avoids higher energy consumption and improves the performance of the facilities by providing a more efficient working environment.

How to clean an industrial fume hood?

1- Choose the cleaning utensils and products.

When it comes to industrial kitchen extractor hood cleaning, it will be necessary to select professional and quality products in order to achieve an impeccable result. To do so, you will need:

Select the degreasing product that achieves the best finish. Do not forget that degreasers must be diluted with water. To do this, you only have to put the hot water in a bucket and add the product in the proportion indicated in the technical data sheet. For scrubbing, we recommend microfiber cloths, as they will leave the hood polished and shiny.

Degreasing products may cause damage if they come into contact with the eyes or skin, so we advise you to protect your hands with professional cleaning gloves, such as nitrile or silicone gloves.

2- Cleaning of industrial kitchen extractor hood filters.

Once you have all the material prepared, you can start with the cleaning of the extractor hood. We advise you to start from the inside out, so that you can make sure that no corner is left uncleaned.

Industrial fume hoods have fixed parts, such as the motor, and other removable parts, such as the filters. So, before you start disassembling it, it is important that you know exactly what the bell is and how to reassemble it afterwards.

Remove the filters to gain access to the interior and proceed to clean the industrial fume hood motor. To remove the first layer of dirt we vacuum the interior, taking care not to damage the wiring. Then, with a brush we scrape off any debris stuck to the motor. Depending on the type of hood, the motor can be cleaned with one product or another, so it is very important to consult the technical data sheet or consult FADEIN.

One of our tips for cleaning an industrial extractor fan, is to soak it in degreasing liquid.
the filters. In this way, while the rest of the hood is being cleaned, the product takes effect on the dirt. Filters are essential parts in the hoods, since they receive a large amount of gases and residues that remain embedded, so their thorough cleaning is very important.

To find out how to clean industrial fume hood filters, we recommend that you confirm with FADEIN the most suitable degreasing agents for the material, as well as the frequency required to change the filters. It is usual to use powerful degreasing agents for the cleaning of industrial fume hood filters such as
diluted in water in a proportion indicated in the product data sheet.

After the time of action has elapsed, normally about 10 minutes, rub the embedded dirt with a brush until you see that the grease and residues disappear. Remove excess product with warm water and allow the filters to dry while continuing with the exterior cleaning of the industrial hood.

3- Cleaning of industrial kitchen extractors.
Apply the degreasing product mixture with hot water and a sponge on the outside of the hood. Try not to absorb too much water to prevent the excess from dripping all over the kitchen.

For tough stains, you can use a scouring pad and spray more degreasing liquid on the area. Once the exterior grease has been removed, polish the exterior with the stainless steel polish and a microfiber cloth.

4- Frequency of cleaning of extractor hoods.

The cleaning of the industrial kitchen extractor hood needs time and work to be done correctly. For this reason, it is advisable to clean the hood filters at least once a month, as it is the part that accumulates the most grease. If the grille becomes clogged with dirt, the campaign will not be able to do its job and the kitchen will be filled with fumes and gases.

As for the internal part, it is advisable to do it twice a year, especially to prevent the internal ducts from clogging and the accumulation of dirt in key mechanisms.

We hope that our recommendations will help you to clean the industrial extractor hood. If you have any questions or suggestions for our next articles, you can write to [email protected], we will be happy to hear from you.
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