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Commercial kitchen exhaust hood repair service in Clifton, NJ

And all of Morris County!

Your restaurant’s kitchen exhaust hood is among the most essential and hard-working pieces of equipment in your kitchen. And Tiger HVAC is here to maintain and repair the motors and parts of both Type 1 and Type 2 vent hoods.

As you may know, Type 1 restaurant vent hoods are designed to remove condensation, heat, smoke, and other greasy by-products of cooking. As a result, these kinds of hoods are also commonly referred to as “grease hoods.” They are vital for preventing grease build-up on your walls, ceiling, or equipment. In fact, they are required by law to be installed above ranges, fryers, charbroilers, grills, and open-flame cooking equipment. Pizza ovens also typically have type 1 hoods. Depending upon the municipality, pizza deck ovens can be allowed to vent with a type 2 hood.

Separately, Type 2 restaurant vent hoods recirculate the air in your kitchen and remove excess heat and contaminants. They have a fan that pulls air through a filter and then circulates it back into the kitchen. These hoods are typically used in pasta stations, sushi bars, dishwashing stations, and other areas where there is not a lot of cooking grease or smoke.

Either type of hood requires regular maintenance and rapid repair to prevent dangerous or uncomfortable conditions for employees and customers.

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Signs that your commercial kitchen exhaust fan needs repair and maintenance

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Fan makes strange noises

This is often caused by a build-up of grease and debris on a fan blade. Over time, this can cause the blades to become unbalanced, making them wobbly and shaky and producing a strange noise.

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Fan makes loud noises

If your fan is louder than normal, it could be because of bearing failure. It could be from excessive play in the oil rings, or the bearings require greasing.

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Grease or smoke build-up

If this happens in your kitchen or dining room, it might be caused by something as simple as dirty filters that need to be changed. But it also could be a sign of more serious issues, such as a motor that is not powering the fan at full speed or an exhaust duct that is blocked.

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Fluctuating indoor temperatures

A fan can be the source of inconsistent heating and cooling because it pulls air from one area and blows it into another. If the fan is not working properly, the temperature in the kitchen can fluctuate wildly, making it uncomfortable for employees and customers alike.

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Overloaded or overheated motor

A motor that is overloading or overheating is a serious issue that can lead to a fire. It is often caused by a build-up of grease and debris on the motor itself.

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Unusual amounts of dust or dirt

An unmaintained or damaged fan can cause unusual amounts of dust or dirt in your kitchen because it is not circulating the air properly. This can be a health hazard for employees and customers alike.

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Motor is slow to start

If you notice your fan motor doesn’t start up immediately, this could be a sign that the motor is damaged, or the fan blades are unbalanced. A slow-starting motor is usually on of the earliest signs of a mechanical issue.

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Fan cycles at inconsistent speeds

If your exhaust fans run at full speed, then slow down, then power back up again, this could be a sign of a failing motor. It also could be an issue with the controller or the wiring.

Our commercial kitchen hood repair services for restaurants

Our focus is on kitchen hood motor repair because it is often the root cause of most fan issues.

We offer a complete range of hood vent repair services, including:

Our team of experts is highly trained and experienced in commercial hood repair, so you can rest assured that your restaurant is in good hands. We understand the importance of keeping your kitchen running smoothly and efficiently, and so we work quickly and diligently to get your fan up and running again ASAP.

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Our commercial exhaust fan preventive maintenance services

We urge you to consider engaging Tiger HVAC on regular maintenance visits so you can proactively avoid issues with one of the most vital operational systems in your business.

Doing all of this regularly will not only help extend the life of your equipment, but it will also ensure that it is running at peak efficiency at all times. It can also save you money on your energy bills and keep your kitchen comfortable for employees and customers alike all year round.

What motor services we will provide during our service call

Our commercial exhaust hood technicians will provide all of the following. For exhaust fans up to .25 hp, we suggest it be done quarterly. For fans up to .75hp, semi-annually.

Do you need to prepare your Type 2 exhaust fan for winter?

Restaurant owners often use a kitchen’s Type 2 exhaust fans to reduce heat. Therefore, the fans aren’t necessary during the cold winter season.

Tiger HVAC can winterize your exhaust fan by installing a cover outside the unit and removable foam inside. Call us again when temperatures warm up, and we can remove this material before you start your fan back up again.

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Call our kitchen hood repair experts today for a free estimate

Don’t hesitate to contact Tiger HVAC if you have any commercial exhaust hood repair or maintenance needs.

We understand how important it is for your heating systems to be working properly at all times, so please don’t hesitate to call us today at 973-356-1143 or contact us by email to schedule a heating service visit at your convenience.

Also, please consider calling us for all your cooling, drainage, and temperature control needs!

We are headquartered in Clifton, NJ, and service all of Morris County, NJ.

Frequently Asked Questions

According to National Fire Protection Association Code 96:

  • Systems serving solid fuel cooking operations: Monthly
  • Systems serving high-volume cooking operations, such as 24-hour cooking, charbroiling, or wok cooking: Quarterly
  • Systems serving moderate-volume cooking operations: Semi-annually
  • Systems serving low-volume cooking operations, such as churches, day camps, seasonal businesses, or senior centers: Annually

While Tiger HVAC does not offer exhaust system cleaning – only repair and maintenance – we provide the above for your reference.

On average, the life expectancy of a commercial kitchen extractor fan is about ten years. Of course, the lifespan can increase if you have Tiger HVAC perform maintenance check-ups and timely repairs.

We can repair most issues in a few hours, getting you back up and running in no time!