4 Common Problems With Restaurant Exhaust Systems

commercial fansIf you’re a restaurant owner, you already have plenty to worry about. For the most part, commercial fans are probably not at the top of your priority list. It’s important that you at least pay attention to your exhaust systems and commercial fans around your building, however, because if you ignore the repair needs to these appliances, you could soon have some serious problems with your restaurant.

Here are a few common problems that can occur with your restaurant’s commercial fans.


Every inch of your restaurant should be thoroughly cleaned every once in a while, especially your exhaust systems. These exhaust systems repeatedly filter strong kitchen odors and can end up being damaged and smelling horrible if left ignored for too long. On average, your restaurant exhaust systems should be cleaned at least once every three months, but you can always clean them on a more frequent basis.

Motor Issues

If your restaurant’s kitchen fan begins to make strange and overly loud noises, it could be a sign that there is a problem with the fan’s motor. If the motor is not properly keeping the fan operating, unusual noise is often the result and the fan’s motor can completely burn out after a while. You might have to fully replace the motor if severe damage has occurred, but check with a maintenance worker beforehand.

Complete Power Failure

Obviously a power issue regarding your exhaust system is a big problem for your restaurant’s operation. A power failure should be addressed immediately. You can inspect the issue yourself by making sure the fan hasn’t tripped the circuit breaker. If that’s all that happened, simply switch the circuit breaker back into place and you should be all set. If a fuse has completely blown, however, you will have to replace it before the issue is resolved.

Moisture Buildup

Specifically in the kitchen of any restaurant, there is a significant amount of condensation that stems from exhaust systems. After a while, that condensation will build up and result in moisture dripping from your exhaust system. Simply checking to see whether or not there is an excess of moisture by removing the fan’s cover after shutting off the power can solve this common problem.

Contact Brooklyn Fan and Blower today to learn more about commercial exhaust fans.