Commercial Extractor Fan Repair and Maintenance Tips

Commercial Extractor Fan Repair and Maintenance Tips

A commercial extractor fan should be cleaned on a regular basis, and when you notice the first signs of something going wrong with it, you should look at getting it maintained by a professional. Your fan should be environmentally safe in terms of limiting different odours in the air which can be caused by bacteria and dirt building up. This in term can potentially put your kitchen staff and your customers at serious risk.


If you don’t keep your commercial extractor fan in efficient, clean condition, this can cause a fire risk and fatalities.

Air quality inside buildings is less clean than the fresher air outside. Maintaining your kitchen extraction equipment will save on costs in the long term and will ensure a unit you can rely on in the long term.

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Repair and maintenance tips to achieve best performance

Monthly Cleaning – Prevent major problems from arising by scheduling some time each month to clean the extractor fan in your kitchen. Even a couple of hours will be time well spent.

Clean the Filter – Commercial kitchen extractor fans can become filled with grease an dirt if left uncleaned for a long period of time. So it can be harder to remove if regular cleaning is not done. Every 1 to 2 weeks remove the filters and give them a thorough clean. A degreaser can be used followed by using hot soapy water. Clean the areas that surround the filters.

Brush the Extractor Fan Vents – Ideally use an appropriately sized brush to sweep the vents.

Use a Vacuum Cleaner on the Vents – If left uncleaned, the blades of a commercial extractor fan can become very sticky. Then any dust in the air will stick to the blades. What can happen is the fan will slow down and the worst case scenario is the extractor fan you reply on will break.

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It’s really important to maintain the extractor fan in your commercial kitchen

A regular maintenance schedule should be created to make sure your commercial extraction system is clean and safe.  Filters as well as the extraction and supply grills ideally should be cleaned at least every two to three months, and a lot will depend on the system you have, the quality of the filters and how often the extractor fan unit is used. A reputable maintenance company will easily be able to recommend a schedule which will fit in with the needs of your kitchen.

A fully functional extractor fan is a necessity. Extractor fans will not only remove steam and moisture, but will also help to provide cleaner air so that harmful toxins and particles cannot be inhaled.

Ask Fan Services Ltd to help you and your business

Since April 2020 Lockdown and the difficult times food and catering establishments in London and Greater London have been going through since then, Fan Services Ltd has been available to help and to support where possible. We help with all aspects of maintenance, supply, installation, repair and professional duct cleaning. We have the experience you and your business needs, and we’re trusted by our customers. Our professional engineers are exceptionally qualified in all aspects of Commercial Kitchen Extraction Systems.

We can 100% promise you a service you will greatly appreciate.

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We help commercial kitchen establishments including:

Fast Food chains and independents
Restaurants
Pubs
Cafes
Caterers
Industrial
Limited companies and self employed
Sports Event providers
If you have had a bad experience with a different extractor fan company we will help – you can rely on us.

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Fan Services Ltd is long established and based in London in the UK. We will get your kitchen up and running quickly!  We provide services for London, Greater London and the surrounding counties. Our Emergency Call Out Service is available 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. Don’t take any short cuts, we know exactly what we are doing – get in touch we’d love to help. You can also use our contact form – it’s quick and easy to fill out. Or you can email info@fanservices.co.uk or call our office in London 0203 5391475 / mobile phone 0759 500 3000 to discuss your requirements.

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