Clean baffle filters are the first step in preventing kitchen fires from spreading through the vent hood and into the rest of the exhaust system. The best way to maintain the exhaust system is to clean hood filters on a weekly and sometimes daily basis. A filter that is clogged with grease does not allow the system to “breath” properly and can cause premature failure of the fan motor, smoke to escape outside of the kitchen, thereby creating an imbalance in indoor air quality.
Yes, fires in the exhaust system become more of a risk when the baffle filters aren’t doing their job. Dirty filters also increase the need for costly exhaust system repairs.
In addition to an already established filter maintenance program, Halo cleans filters on-site and offers installation of new filters when it’s time for a replacement. Quality filters work to limit the amount of grease passing into the ductwork and exhaust fan. Preventing an excess amount of grease getting into those spaces ultimately helps to reduce your risk of kitchen fires and prevent the need for repairs.