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  1. Round vs Rectangular Exhaust Hood Duct Systems

    When opening or upgrading a kitchen space you are faced with many questions regarding not only the design but also with the functionality of the kitchen. Choosing the right kitchen equipment helps make the kitchen space safe and efficient, letting the kitchen run smoothly and helping the restaurant space thrive. Many types of kitchen equipment require duct systems - either a round or square duct. So how should you choose which type of duct system will work best for the equipment in your kitchen space. 

     

    Two main culprits of any kitchen space are grease and smoke. Choosing a round duct system helps prevent grease buildup due to the lack of corners and less surface area for the grease to build up on. The round design also makes round ducts easier to clean due to grease not sticking as easily the round ducts and grease tends to settle at the lowest point of the duct section. With a square duct system you tend to have greater grease buildups on the large, flat surface areas and in the corners and crevices. The sharp corners and large surface area make cleaning of square duct systems significantly more difficult. The increased grease buildup that occurs with square duct systems also allows for grease duct fires to spread much more quickly.

     

    Another key factor when determining a square vs round duct system is efficiency. A hood system is only as good as the duct system allows - if your exhaust ducts are covered in grease and not run...

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  2. Cleaning & Servicing Commercial Kitchen Equipment
    Any good kitchen runs the best when everything in the kitchen is running smoothly and correctly, and this is especially true for kitchen appliances such as stoves, ovens, refrigerators, and especially the exhaust hood system. While regularly schedule...

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  3. Why It Is Important To Clean Your Kitchen Hood System
    The exhaust hood system in your kitchen is designed to help improve the quality of the air in the kitchen. It does this generally by using an exhaust fan to expel common air pollutants such as smoke, grease, odors, and chemicals out of the kitchen. W...

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  4. HELP - Our Exhaust Fan Doesn’t Fit On Our Roof Curb
    Rooftop exhaust fans are a crucial part of the exhaust hood system, and is responsible for the removal of smoke, odors, grease, and other air particles from the kitchen space to allow for increased air quality. If you are running a rooftop exhaust fa...

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  5. Start Your New Year Right With An Exhaust Hood Cleaning
    Regular maintenance of your exhaust hood system will keep your system running smooth and operating efficiently. This maintenance includes replacing hood filters, cleaning out ductwork, checking the electrical components, and more. Doing regular maint...

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