Hinge kits make it easy to clean the exhaust fan and eliminate the risk of damage to fan components. The NFPA requires exhaust fans to be hinged and have flexible, weatherproof electrical cable. Hinging of the exhaust fan helps to increase the life of the fan and promote safety when cleaning and inspecting.
If the fan is not hinged, proper cleaning and inspection becomes difficult and may result in premature damage to the fan bowl, motor housing, and possibly the facility roof. In fact, many insurance companies are now requiring hinge kits on fans because it decreases liability.
Halo Restoration Services will install exhaust fan hinge kits at a very competitive price for your restaurant, school or food service facility.
For every professional cooking environment, it’s important to have proper ventilation, but knowing which type of exhaust fan to install can become a stressful process. A commercial kitchen requires a ventilation unit to ensure that the kitchen is clean and well ventilated, and there are several different kinds of fans to choose from. Most fans can work for a long time if maintained properly, but there are some common mistakes made during the cleaning process that can cost owners a lot of money. With a hinge installed on a fan, many of those risks vanish. At Halo Restoration Services, we can help you with exhaust fan hinge kit installation to keep your commercial kitchen at its best.
Exhaust fan hinge kits are one of the most efficient additions to any ventilation system, especially when it comes to maintenance. For property managers, it can be easy to just buy the cheapest exhaust fan and have it installed. However, over time, cheaper fans are more easily damaged, and can end up costing more money in replacement and repairs. Bigger fans can get bumped and dented very easily during cleaning, even if the cleaner is being incredibly careful. Exhaust fan hinge kits are one of the best additions to any fan, primarily because of their efficiency when it comes to cleaning them.
A regular exhaust fan can get banged up and damaged during the cleaning process. When the fan is taken off to clean the inside, it can become damaged if improperly handled, and even setting it on the rooftop during cleaning can destroy the longevity of the fan. The fan wiring and housing can be delicate to the elements, and once damaged, usually need extensive repairs or even replacement. Owning and maintaining a regular fan can end up costing much more than one with a hinge installed.
A lot of these risks are also present if the installation is not done properly. Exhaust fan hinge kit installation minimizes the possibility of doing damage to the fan, since the top will never need to be taken off its platform. All the worry involved in taking apart the fan to clean it is nonexistent with a fan hinge. During cleaning, an upblast fan hinge kit lifts at an angle, and the top remains attached during cleaning and maintenance. This allows for the fan to be easily accessible to anyone needing to work on it, and greatly decreases the chance of damages being done to the fan, and need for expensive repairs later on.
Not only does roof fan hinge kit installation ensure a longer life for the fan, it’s also a simple, hassle-free process. No special tools are needed for easy installation, and it usually only takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete the installation process. After that, the fan can run for years, and provide a ventilated kitchen space while requiring minimal cleaning and repairs. To make the switch to an exhaust fan hinge kit, give Halo Restoration Services a call. We’ll have you fixed up in no time at all.
Although cleaning may seem like a thing to dread, with the simple design of the upblast fan hinge kit, it becomes a simple and easy task. Grease can build up pretty quickly when the fan is attached to a full-time restaurant or commercial kitchen. After a certain amount of grime has built up inside the fan, the quality of ventilation steadily decreases.
When a fan needs cleaning, it can be difficult to properly spray it down and degrease it without it getting damaged in the process. When spraying down, if the fan is placed upside down, water and debris can run into the motor and housing, which quickly becomes a huge issue.
With a hinge mounted fan, this problem becomes obsolete. Since the fan is attached to a hinge, it can only reach a ninety-degree angle, so the risk associated with cleaning are practically gone.
If a regular kind of fan is installed instead of one with a hinge, and if cleaning is done improperly, it can be difficult to tell that the fan is broken, and this can lead to having a unsanitary kitchen area.
Once a fan is broken, or even just running poorly, it can be costly to get it fixed. An improperly maintained ventilation system could also put you at risk of violating OSHA and NFPA codes.
Not only are hinge kit fans much less of a financial risk, they are also up to code with both OSHA and NFPA. There are several different kinds of hinge kit, so there’s no need to look into buying a whole new system just to gain the hinge kit.
Overall exhaust fan hinge kits are invaluable to restaurant owners and location managers who want to keep their maintenance costs low, while also providing a clean efficient workplace for food production. To make sure your exhaust hood system can be easily cleaned, call us today for exhaust fan hinge kit installation.