Indian consumer goods company Crompton Greaves has been around for more than 75 years. Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals is now a stand-alone corporation with two distinct divisions: Lighting and Electrical Consumer Durables, as of February 2016. Crompton Greaves sells its products in India and a few other countries under the “Crompton” brand name.
All homes should have some kind of exhaust fan. However, the biggest issue with exhaust fans is that they become quite filthy over time. Kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans go through hell to get rid of all the smoke and stink. Unless they are cleaned on a regular basis, their performance will deteriorate or perhaps stop entirely. Exhaust fans may be purchased, but if they are not cleaned on a regular basis, they will eventually break down and leave your home smelling awful.
Maintenance of the Exhaust Fan
In most homes, exhaust fans are exclusively used in bathrooms, where they serve to keep the air fresh and reduce humidity. Airborne particles can build up on the blades and motors of exhaust fans, just like they do with any other fan. If this accumulation isn’t removed on a regular basis, it can have a detrimental impact on the fan’s performance and shorten its life. Here are the methods to properly cleaning your home’s exhaust fans:
- Unscrew the Exhaust Cap
Remove the exhaust fan cover from a sturdy ladder or step stool. In most cases, this is kept in place by metal tension clips that are simply pressed to release. This may be done using screws on some models. Dish soap and warm water can be used to properly clean the cover.
- Remove Dust with a Vacuum
Use a vacuum wand attachment to remove as much dust as possible from the exposed fan blades and motor. A vacuum cleaner extension hose usually comes with this cleaning wand.
Your commercial exhaust fan’s filter should be replaced on a regular basis, just like any other piece of equipment. Always have a replacement filter on hand for your commercial exhaust fans when they are cleaned every three months. Keeping the exhaust fan’s filter clean is critical to its performance.
- Use a Dust Cloth to Clean the Blades
The blades and other internal components should be cleaned using a dry cleaning cloth. Try using a moist cloth to remove more tenacious stains. After that, all you have to do is reinstall the cover to finish cleaning your fan. When it comes to exhaust fan maintenance, it should be a piece of cake!
- Using detergent solutions on a regular basis for cleaning
Cleaning your exhaust fan on a regular basis is the best method to keep it in good working order. Hot water and cleaning detergents can be mixed together with a touch of lemon juice, white vinegar, or baking soda to create an effective cleaning solution. Once or twice a week, use this solution to clean the exhaust fan’s surface.
- Verify All of Your Electrical Wiring and Extension Cords
Make sure there is enough slack in the electrical wiring so that the fan may be tilted back to the open position. Look for evidence of degradation or fraying in the wires and cables. There should be no kinks in the cables or electrical connections, and you should check to make sure they are safe. No hot surfaces, grease, or chemicals should ever come in contact with electrical wires and wiring.
- Lubricate Your Motor and Fan.
Keep the fan bearings, shaft, and motor maintained to keep your commercial kitchen exhaust fan running smoothly. Extreme heat and even fire can be caused by friction between the fan shaft and the bearing housings. It’s best to replace the complete fan if the fan intake or blades are damaged by this sort of wear. The motors, fan and damper bearings, valve stems, and fan and damper connections should be lubricated. The fan and the components will both last longer as a result of this modification.
The importance of preventive maintenance cannot be overstated. Your ventilation system from Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals will last longer and cost you less money if you follow our advice on how to make it more energy efficient and safer for your commercial kitchen exhaust fan.