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Kitchen Exhaust System FAQ

Why do kitchen hoods need a filter?

Hood filters are installed over stoves and are designed to capture and remove smoke, grease, and debris to prevent them from getting into the ventilation system. Without these hood filters, grease, particulate matter in smoke and other types of debris would build up in the air ducts and could become a fire hazard.

What is the purpose of a kitchen hood?

Through high quality filtration systems, range hoods can help improve air quality by reducing smoke, steam, fumes, odors and other unwanted byproducts of cooking that often pollute the air in a kitchen. It is no secret to any cook that the kitchen gets hot.

How often is kitchen exhaust system cleaning required?

Every 3-6 months for heavy use (12-16 hours per day), Every 6 months for medium use (6-12 hours per day), or Every 12 months for light use (2-6 hours per day)

What are the benefits of a clean kitchen exhaust system

Benefits include; Reducing the risk of fire in the kitchen, Enhanced performance from the exhaust system in terms of quality & longevity, fewer expensive repairs caused by wear and tear, greater energy efficiency (In turn lower utility bills, Reducing the likelihood of occupants respiratory & allergy problems, and easier cleaning and maintenance of the exhaust system in the long run.

What are the signs that a cleaning is due?

Signs that your exhaust system needs a cleaning include visible dirt & grease on the inside of the exhaust system, the canopy or duct is visibly stained, smoke is not clearing, even when vent hood is on highest setting, or if the motor is making an unusual or excessively loud noise 

Exterior Power Washing FAQ

What is power washing? And why is it important?

Power washing, or pressure washing, is the application of a high pressure water spray to surfaces that need cleaned.

It is used on concrete to remove mold, gum, and dirt stains.

It is used on wooden decks to return the wood’s vibrant color.

It is used on houses to remove pollution, mildew, and other problematic signs of aging.

How often do most surface need power washed?

For the majority of surfaces, an annual power washing should suffice. It does depend on the materials used to create/build the surface as well as the current condition of the surface, so you may need to increase the frequency of power washings.

Can I do the power washing on my own?

While power washing can be viewed as a do-it-yourself project, there is a clear distinction between a DIY crew and professional services. This means you get greater capability of equipment and greater expertise by having trained power washing technicians do it for you.

A do-it-yourself washer may set the pressure too high for the surface or hold the nozzle too close to it. This can result in chipped painting, damaged screens, and ruined siding. And though most power washing equipment you can rent has the same PSI as commercial-grade tools, it holds a minimal amount of water—making this project take days, not hours.

What are PSI and GPM?

PSI is the pounds per square inch. This is what delivers the punch during a power wash, forcing contaminants off the surface.

GPM is the gallons per minute. This flushes the contaminants pushed off by the PSI.

Both are very important. Some people do, however, prefer more PSI or more GPM depending on their needs. A farmer may want more GPM to flush contaminants away from the fresh soil; a business owner may want more PSI to get the grime off the exterior surface of his or her storefront.

Will a high pressure wash damage my home?

Not with the professional technicians at Big League Wash. We know how to properly utilize high pressure washing equipment that has the capability to produce an extremely high pressure output. By examining the type of surface and its condition, our team can set the right amount of water pressure to be used.

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