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How often should grease filters be replaced?

December 15, 2017

How often should grease filters be replaced?Grease filters are an essential part of your commercial kitchen. Grease filters within your kitchen exhaust system serve to reduce the amount of vaporized grease within your exhaust system ducts, where it can cause a flash fire. When your grease filters are clean, they can trap 70-80% of the grease that passes through them. But when grease filters become saturated with grease, they simply don’t work anymore. As a result, grease accumulates in your exhaust system and not only does it operate in an inefficient manner, it’s super dangerous. Dangerous grease accumulates right above your cooking appliances, and your risk of a flash fire increases every day.

Lowering the risk of flash fires in your commercial kitchen

Dramatically reduce your risk of flash fire with regular grease filter replacement and cleaning from Flue Steam. Prevent the damage to your business that would result from a flash fire. If a flash fire occurs in your commercial kitchen, your equipment will become damaged, plus you’ll have to close for awhile to make repairs, so you’ll use valuable revenue. Your bottom line might even be messed up. Make sure this doesn’t happen by signing up for regular grease filter replacement and cleaning services from Flue Steam.

Now to answer the question right at hand. How often should grease filters be replaced?

In most cases, filters should be cleaned or replaced every 2 weeks. However, restaurants that don’t use much grease or oil (restaurants that don’t fry or broil much, or at all) can extend the life of their filters for up to 4 weeks.

It’s easy to sign up for grease filter replacement and cleaning services from Flue Steam. Just call us at 800-700-FLUE and we’ll set up a regular schedule so you’ll always have fresh, clean grease filters on hand. You won’t have to worry about it ever again! One of our technicians will deliver clean filters to your kitchen at preset intervals of your choice (recommended every 2 weeks). The technician will install the new filters for you as well as haul away the old filters for thorough cleaning.

We also offer name brand grease filters for purchase. We carry most sizes of Kason and Flame Guard brand grease filters. Our prices are excellent because we buy grease filters in bulk, so we pass the savings on to you.

Contact us today

We’re here to make your commercial kitchen safer and more efficient. Sign up for our grease filter cleaning and replacement services today, as well as regular kitchen exhaust system cleaning services. We also provide exhaust fan maintenance, automatic fire suppression system, and portable fire extinguisher sales and services. Start your partnership with Flue Steam now by calling 800-700-FLUE.