Exhaust fan acting up? It could be the belt. Fan belts inspected and replaced regularly prevent your kitchen exhaust fan from coming to a screeching halt.
Exhaust fan belts develop wear and tear during normal use. Belts with visible cracks will break in a matter of time and should be replaced before an inoperable exhaust fan disrupts kitchen operation and increases the cost of repairs. Halo Restoration Services helps to ensure your exhaust fans are running optimally during each and every hood cleaning service.
It’s essential that your exhaust fans are kept in peak condition, especially if you operate a commercial kitchen that gets long hours of regular use. Exhaust fan belts and other exhaust fan parts naturally experience wear and tear over time. If the belt breaks it will render your exhaust hood inoperable, affecting your kitchen’s output and possibly shutting down the entire cooking operation.
Peak operating hours are not the time for such an incident that could cost your establishment serious revenue. To avoid this kind of mishap, all exhaust fans should have their belts checked regularly and replaced when there are any signs of cracks or damage.
Belt-driven exhaust fans need their belts replaced regularly. Many factors impact your exhaust fan's belt longevity, including:
When servicing your kitchen exhaust system, Halo inspects your exhaust fan belts to determine if they need to be replaced and recommend replacements on a regular schedule depending on the described factors.
We understand the importance of installing quality fan belts for the jobs your kitchen will be tasked with. A standard duty fan belt at times isn’t enough to stand up to the constant use of a commercial kitchen exhaust system. However, a heavy-duty belt differs in several main ways:
If you find that you are constantly in need of belt replacements, a higher quality belt may be in order. If there are still issues, then it might be the system itself or an improperly installed or sized part.
Given that there are a large number of different sizes and types of fan belts, some of which may fit your exhaust fan but may not be the appropriate size, it’s incredibly important the the correct type and size for your specific equipment. Choosing the wrong option could result in the belt slipping off and the fan malfunctioning. When it comes to the size of the belt you need, it can easily be found by measuring tape and by taking the circumference of the sheaves.
Some exhaust hood servicers will only look at the belt model number as an indicator of the appropriate belt size. However, the extra check will ensure that there aren’t any problems with the belt that’s being installed. At Halo Restoration Services, we can do it all, from fan belt measurement, to maintenance of all parts, and if necessary, replacement services.
The fan belt is a simple, yet major component of your exhaust system. High production systems produce wear and tear on belts. A damaged belt leads to decreased performance in exhaust systems and increases heat, unsavory odors, and even the chance of fire in your kitchen.
In addition to our kitchen exhaust cleaning services, Halo offers 24/7 fan belt replacement services to make sure that your kitchen exhaust system is performing as it should.
One of our specialties at Halo is providing exhaust fan belt replacement services to commercial kitchens based in Texas. When a break in your fan belt needs immediate attention to get your kitchen back to operating order, contacting us should be your next step.