Kitchen Exhaust Hood Filter Cleaning
& Replacement in Belleville

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Kitchen Exhaust Hood Filter Cleaning & Replacement in Belleville

When it comes to use and abuse, the kitchen exhaust hood filter takes the cake. It’s constantly exposed to grease, smoke, and other airborne particles, which quickly causes it to become clogged and ineffective.

Imagine what a dirty filter does to your kitchen air quality. Not only is it unpleasant to cook in, but it can also be dangerous. A clogged filter also puts extra strain on your exhaust fan, which can shorten its lifespan and increase your energy bills.

Cleaning or replacing your hood filter is a fairly simple task that should be done every few months, depending on how often you use your stove. But then again, it’s a laboriously repetitive task to the point that most of us would rather just forget about it.

So, at Belleville Hood Cleaning, we do hood filter cleaning and replacement for you. We’ll come to your kitchen, remove the filter, clean it (or replace it, if necessary), and then reinstall it. All you have to do is enjoy your now much cleaner and safer kitchen. It can also be performed along with your routine kitchen exhaust cleaning.

Don’t put it off any longer, call us and let us take care of your hood filter needs!

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Commercial Hood Filter Cleaning in Belleville

When cleaning a commercial hood filter, the very first thing we’ll look at is if it qualifies to be cleaned or if it needs to be replaced outright. This is because commercial hood filters see a lot more use and abuse than residential ones.

If the filter can be cleaned, we’ll take it down and soak it in a degreasing solution. This will break down all the grease and grime that’s built up on it over time. Once it’s been soaked, we’ll scrub it clean with a stiff brush.

After that, we’ll rinse it off with hot water and then let it air dry. Once it’s completely dry, we’ll put it back in place and test the hood to make sure everything is working correctly.

If the filter is too far gone to be cleaned, we’ll simply replace it with a new one. We always carry a few different types and sizes of filters on our trucks so that we can replace yours quickly and without fuss.


Our Fully Trained Service Technicians Follow The NFPA 96 (National Fire Protection Association) Standards for Hood & Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning.

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Hood Filter Cleaning for Restaurants

At Belleville Hood Cleaning, we couldn’t stress enough the importance of having your hood filters cleaned on a regular basis. This is especially true for restaurants since they tend to produce more smoke and grease than most other businesses.

Cleaning or replacing your filters every few months will not only improve your air quality, but it will also prolong the life of your hood and exhaust fan. It’ll also save you money on your energy bills since a clogged filter makes the fan work harder. Cleaning commercial hood filters is something that should be left to the professionals. Not only is it a dirty and unpleasant job, but it’s also one that requires special training and equipment.

Types of Hood Filters

There exist two common variants of hood filters: mesh and baffle. Mesh filters are the most common type and are either stainless steel or aluminum. They work by trapping grease and smoke particles in their tiny holes.

Baffle filters are a bit more effective than mesh filters since they have a series of horizontal or vertical plates that deflect grease and smoke up and away from the hood. They’re also easier to clean since all you have to do is remove the plates and wash them in a degreasing solution.


Sizing and Replacing your Hood Filters

Don’t think that you can properly size your kitchen hood filter with the help of some YouTube tutorials. Let the experts handle this job since sizing and replacing a hood filter could go wrong in a few ways.

For starters, you could get the wrong size filter which would make your hood less effective. Or, you could install the filter incorrectly which could cause all sorts of problems. So, to be on the safe side, just let us do it for you. We have years of experience in this field and know exactly what we’re doing.

Clean Filters

Your commercial kitchen benefits from a clean hood filter in many ways. First, it helps to improve the air quality in your kitchen. Second, it prolongs the life of your hood and exhaust fan. Third, it saves you money on your energy bills since a clean filter makes the fan work more efficiently. So, don’t ever think that filter cleaning is nothing but an added expense. It’s actually a wise investment that will save you money in the long run.

Stainless Steel Kitchen Exhaust Filters

Belleville Hood Cleaning insists on using stainless steel kitchen exhaust filters for our restaurant clients. We’ve found that they’re the most effective at trapping grease and smoke particles. They’re also the easiest to clean since all you have to do is remove them and soak them in a degreasing solution.

Soak your hood filters in dish soap and hot water. Give them a good scrub with a stiff brush, being sure to get all the grease off. rinse well with hot water, then let air dry completely before putting back in place and testing your hood range. If your filters are too far gone to be cleaned, we’ll simply replace them with new ones.

Range Hood Filters

Range hood filters are designed to capture grease and smoke particles through small holes. Usually made from stainless steel or aluminum, they come in all shapes and sizes. The role that these filters play is irreplaceable – without them, your kitchen would be a hazardous, greasy place.

So, it’s imperative that you keep your range hood filters clean. A build-up of grease and grime will not only reduce the efficiency of your hood range, but it can also be a fire hazard. Belleville Hood Cleaning recommends that you clean or replace your filters every three months.

Kitchen Exhaust System

Your commercial kitchen exhaust system functions the way it’s supposed to, thanks to a few indispensable components. The hood range is one of them, and the other is the kitchen exhaust fan. But there’s one more key player in this system, and that’s the filter.

The filter’s job is to capture grease and smoke particles before they have a chance to escape into the air. It does this through tiny holes that are small enough to trap the particles, but large enough to allow air to flow freely.

A kitchen exhaust system without a filter is not as effective and could easily cause a fire. Keep them clean, or better yet, replace them every three months. Belleville Hood Cleaning is happy to help with this – just give us a call.

How to clean Range Hood Filters

We’re not proponents of a DIY approach on range hood filter cleaning. But if you wish to know how it’s done, then we’re more than happy to oblige. Just follow these standard steps and you’ll have your filters clean in no time.

1. Before beginning, ensure that you have removed the filters from your hood range; be cautious not to touch any hot surfaces while doing so.

2. Soak the filters in a mixture of dish soap and hot water. You must allow them to sit for a few minutes before you start to scrub them clean with a stiff brush.

3. After rinsing the filters with warm water, let them dry before putting back in their spot.

Alternatively, you could soak the filters in a degreasing solution overnight. In the morning, simply rinse them off and let them air dry.

How often should you clean range hood filters?

It’ll depend on how often you use your hood range. If you use it daily, then we recommend cleaning the filters every week. But if you only use it occasionally, then once a month should suffice.

At Belleville Hood Cleaning, we recommend that our clients have their filters replaced every three months. If you don’t regularly clean your hood range, a buildup of grease and grime will not only make it less effective but also dangerous.

How to clean Range Hood Mesh Filters

You want to ensure that your range hood is in tip-top shape and free of grease; and in so doing, begin by cleaning the hood mesh filters using a combination of dish soap and hot water. Let the filters soak for a few minutes before scrubbing them with a stiff brush.

Once you’ve given them a good scrub, rinse the filters with hot water and let them air dry. You could also soak them in a degreasing solution overnight.

How to clean a Range Hood Charcoal Filter

A charcoal filter requires a different cleaning method because it’s not as durable as a mesh filter. Soak the filter in a mixture of water and vinegar for about 30 minutes. Be sure to use hot water to rinse and let air dry before putting back in your range hood.

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Jim F
Great service with minimal disruption.
Jim F
Biz Owner
Very happy with their hood cleaning service.
Bob R
Bob R
Restaurant Mgr.
Can easily recommend Belleville Hood Cleaning. They did an amazing job on our kitchen exhaust hoods and fans.
Jen W
Jen W
Restaurant Operator

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