Commercial Kitchen Extraction Installers Create a Healthy Cooking Environment

A commercial kitchen isn’t just a place where food is prepared. Diners waiting for their food order aren’t always aware of the technicalities involved behind the scenes when it comes to running a commercial kitchen. People and namely workers in a commercial kitchen are exposed to excess grease, steam, carbon monoxide, heat, and odour amongst other things. If this is not well managed it can cause safety and health issues for all, so it is essential to provide a safe kitchen environment.

A commercial kitchen extraction system should also ventilate to remove anything that might cause distress or harm during the cooking processes and anything dangerous that could be inhaled. A professional commercial kitchen extraction installer will ensure everything is implemented correctly according to the relevant rules and regulations. Efficient commercial kitchen extraction is an essential component of every commercial food producing establishment.

Designing the Right Extraction System for a Commercial Kitchen

There are certain rules and regulations in place to protect the building, the kitchen staff and customers. Custom design takes into account the following:

  • structure.
  • the size of the layout.
  • the premises.
  • There are various kitchen design configurations to suit the way a building has been constructed as well as the different kitchen layouts.

Efficient kitchen ventilation cannot be underestimated. Anything that shouldn’t be in the air during cooking should be extracted and removed and replaced by fresh air for everyone to breathe in. Carbon monoxide gases are generated during cooking using gas, so this is another reason to have the right extraction systems in place.


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A commercial kitchen extraction design and installation service would incorporate:

  • Extraction Canopy
  • Odour control systems
  • Carbon filtration system
  • Extractor ducting
  • Mesh and baffle filters
  • Gas safety interlock system
  • Replacement air systems
  • Bulkhead lighting
  • Speed controller

Commercial Kitchen Extraction Installation

A commercial kitchen canopy installation, for example can range from more simple to complex. All components must work together so everything can work efficiently and in unison.

On occasion an extractor hood can be seen to be installed with other random ductwork and extractor fans. So, to prevent this, a commercial kitchen extraction design company, will make sure that all aspects of the set up (including extractor fan, extractor canopy hood and the ducting) are all compatible. An installation team will take care of the install of course, as well as the testing, the certification, and the final commissioning.

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Extraction Canopy Essentials

A commercial extraction canopy installed for a gas stove will need an external exhaust point to meet commercial kitchen environmental health regulations.

There are times when there is no obvious gas connection available. It is understandable that the business owner will want to keep costs down, and cooking equipment that relies on electricity can help with this.

There is also an added advantage to using electricity instead of gas, which helps to enhance kitchen safety by not giving out any harmful constituents in the air.  Therefore, it is worth noting that excess heat is reduced as a result of using an electric hob instead of gas where lower controller settings can be used. Gas is used in the majority of commercial kitchens in London, but using electric can remove the need for gas safety interlocking installation.


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Essential Components of a Commercial Extraction Canopy

This may include the following:

Speed control and fans: The fans are included that are for moving fumes from the hood to the ducts, these are ERP compliant, that is suitable for voltage inverter speed control.

Drawer with a drip channel:

  • There is a concern that condensed air would collect and drip down both the back and the sides of the exhaust canopy, and this could potentially contaminate any food positioned underneath.
  • The drip channel is there to collect and channel the water vapour produced from cooking.
  • The drawer can then emptied to remove any moisture and liquid.

Canopy lights: these should have an easy to clean surface, be heat resistant, and should have glass which is shatter proof. Ideally the canopy lights should have a recessed fitting with LED energy saving lamps fitted into place.

Filters: a filter will help to prevent grease from building up, and will filter other airborne particles.



We help commercial kitchen establishments including:

Fast Food chains and independents
Dark kitchens
Limited companies and self employed
Sports Event providers

Fan Services Ltd provides the following services:

Fan Services Ltd head office is now located in the City of London having relocated from South East Ltd head office from South East London to the City of London:

Fan Services Ltd continues to provide service for all boroughs of London.

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2-3 Coleridge Gardens
0203 539 1475


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Fan Services Ltd Can Help You!

Fan Services Ltd is a commercial kitchen specialist for London. We maintain, repair, install and design commercial kitchen extractor fan systems. We also provide servicing for all commercial food places such as restaurants and cafes.

Fan Services Ltd is long established and we are based in the City of London in the UK. We will get your kitchen up and running quickly if you are having any problems!  …24/7, we provide services for City of London, Inner London and Outer London.

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We can help you by looking at what your needs are, and seeing which solution will fit those needs best. We create, install and maintain commercial kitchen extraction systems.

Our Emergency Call Out Service is available 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. Don’t take any short cuts with your kitchen or your livelihood. We understand what is needed and we have a right first time approach to everything we do.

Get in touch we’d love to help. You can also use our contact form – it’s quick and easy to fill out. You can also email or call our office in London 0203 5391475 / mobile phone 0759 500 3000 to discuss your requirements. Contact us for a free to see what we can provide for you.

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