There are several things that can affect the number of customers that dine at your restaurant. From cuisine to atmosphere, you should aim to please a target group of customers. However, there is another thing that can affect your restaurant’s customer base; it’s reputation. One thing that has a strong negative effect on your reputation as a restaurant owner is health code violations. To keep your restaurant violation free, you need commercial exhaust fans in your kitchen. Kitchen exhaust fans are specifically designed to eliminate humidity in your work environment, which prevents mildew, mold, and bacteria.
Why You Need an Exhaust Fan
If you are the owner or manager of a restaurant, it is very likely that you already have an exhaust fan system for your kitchen. There are several ways that a functional, well-maintained exhaust fan can benefit the atmosphere of your restaurant and kitchen. First, exhaust fans remove moisture. This is essential because the kitchen is a very humid, warm environment. It is full of smoke and steam that constantly rises into the air. A commercial exhaust fan will work to eliminate humidity in the kitchen environment, to prevent bacteria, mold, and mildew growth. These things are not only a danger to your kitchen; they are a danger to your restaurant’s reputation.
Another way that commercial exhaust fans work is by removing odors and smoke from the cooking environment. While there are many pleasant aromas in the kitchen, they may combine with others and create an unpleasant odor. While an exhaust fan may not remove all odors, it can reduce the amount of smoke and odors in the kitchen environment.
Types of Exhaust Fans
There are two common types of commercial exhaust fans, including impeller fans and blower fans. Some restaurant owners also use a central exhaust system. Impeller fans have blades similar to airplane propellers. They also move similarly to the way that airplane propellers do. Blower fans are sometimes called squirrel cage fans. They look like hamster wheels, and are considered more efficient than impeller fans. Central exhaust systems are one of the most efficient options. Central exhaust systems use a system of exhaust fans and ducts. They work to remove smoke and moisture from some, or all of the rooms in the building.
The Exhaust Fan System
If you use an impeller fan or blower fan, you will have three parts to your commercial exhaust fan system: the exhaust fan itself, ducting, and a hood. The fan removes moisture through the duct using a fan. If you have a large building or kitchen, you may have one or more fans used as a central exhaust system. These will draw air from some or all areas of the building using a duct network.