London Kitchen Exhaust Hood Filters

There’s nothing fun or pretty about cleaning an exhaust hood filter, yet it’s mandatory for commercial kitchen settings for three reasons: safety, reliability, and sanitation. Hood filters collect grease, smoke, and other airborne particles, which pose a particular fire risk.

Kitchen exhaust hood filters, no matter the material, type, and age, must be replaced after a certain period. The way they work puts them at the mercy of intense heat, smoke, and grease build-up. Replacing a filter regularly is a “must” for optimum performance and reliability.

The other aspect of investing in hood filters is sanitation. They help keep your kitchen free from smoke, bacteria, and other airborne contaminants that could contaminate food or put customers at risk.

With more than enough kitchen exhaust hood filter types available, we at London Hood Cleaning are the only place you need to go for all your filter needs. Our filter selection caters to different types of exhaust hoods, even custom-made ones, and includes the following:

  • Standard Mesh Filters – These are made from metal mesh or aluminum and are designed for low to medium heat applications. They can be washed in a sink or dishwasher but need to be regularly replaced.

  • Aluminum Grease Filters – Designed for high-heat applications, this filter type will prevent excess grease from getting into the hood. They last up to a year before needing replacement.

  • Charcoal Filters – Charcoal filters are used in kitchen exhaust systems that require odour control, and they can be used in combination with other types of filters.

No matter what type of kitchen exhaust hood filter you require, London Hood Cleaning has you covered. Give us a call!



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London Kitchen Exhaust Hood Filters

Choose London Hood Cleaning if you’re looking for a quick, reliable, and detailed hood filter cleaning service in London, Ontario. If you’re wondering what makes our filter cleaning service different from our competitors, here are just a few of the benefits we offer:

Fast turnaround – We’ll get your filters cleaned and shipped back to you in no time.

• Professionalism – Our team is highly trained, ensuring a professional job every time.

• Proven cleaning strategy – We use eco-friendly cleaning products in a proven method to remove grease and dirt without damaging the filter.

We also entertain bulk orders and can provide a discount for large orders if you need new filters for your commercial hood. Contact us for reliable hood filter cleaning!


Hood Filter Replacement from London Hood Cleaning

There eventually comes a time when your exhaust hood filter no longer works and needs to be replaced. We can help with that too! Our hood filter replacement services are quick and hassle-free, and our team will get the right filters for your kitchen exhaust system.

From an expert’s perspective, a hood filter needs replacement when:

It has been used for more than a year.

• It is heavily clogged with grease and dirt.

• It has developed rust spots or holes in the metal mesh.

• The filter is torn, misshapen, or warped beyond repair.

If you’re looking to replace one or more filters for your kitchen hood, call us, and we’ll get the perfect replacement!


Hood Filters Service London

Filters fitted on commercial kitchen exhaust systems work 24/7 – no other component works as hard. The only way to guarantee optimum performance from your hood filters is to have them serviced at the right moment when they need them.

At London Hood Cleaning, our hood filters service includes the following:

  • Cleaning – The key to a successful filter cleaning job is to determine if the filter qualifies for cleaning. If it does, we proceed with our eco-friendly cleaning process, which involves using a degreaser, hot water, and pressure washers.

  • Replacement – If the filter fails to clean, our team will suggest a replacement filter from our extensive selection of stock filters.

  • Installation – We can also install a new filter on your behalf. It’s always better to have a professional crew to handle even a seemingly straightforward job.

Call London Hood Cleaning now to book a hood filter cleaning or replacement service in London, Ontario!


Cleaning Hood Filters in London

A hood filter cleaning session is made up of the following steps:

  • Pre-cleaning inspection – We will inspect the filters for dirt and grease build-up, rust spots, holes in the mesh, and other signs of wear.

  • Cleaning – The cleaning process involved using a degreaser to break down grease and dirt deposits, followed by hot water jets from pressure washers to remove the debris and restore the filter’s original shape.

  • Drying – We will use heat lamps to dry the filters.

  • Post-cleaning inspection – We will inspect the filters once again to see if they’re working optimally before returning them to your kitchen hoods.

Partner with London Hood Cleaning to have your hood filter requirements fulfilled!


Range Hood Filters

Range hood filters for the commercial kitchen setting come in various material options. At London Hood Cleaning, we can supply you with the following:

1 – Stainless steel mesh filters – These are the most common hood filters capable of trapping grease, smoke, steam, and odour particles.

2 – Aluminum mesh filters – This type is lightweight and offers excellent corrosion resistance. They can be used in almost any kitchen setting.

3 – Grease-resistant paper filter pads – While these are not as efficient as mesh filters, they are cheaper and easier to clean.

4 – Charcoal filters – Charcoal filters are necessary for recirculating range hoods to absorb odours.

Whatever type of filter you need for your kitchen exhaust system, we can provide it! Contact us now to get the best hood filters in London.


Charcoal Filters for Range Hood

Charcoal filters are designed to address one focal issue – odours. They are made from activated charcoal, which absorbs smells and vapours from the air, leaving your kitchen smelling fresh.

At London Hood Cleaning, we stock a wide range of charcoal filters for range hoods. We also provide installation services to ensure the filter is correctly fitted onto your kitchen exhaust system. A charcoal filter is needed if you don’t have a duct to the outside, as it helps reduce odours and smoke particles in your kitchen.



Replace Hood Filters London

Hood filter replacement for your London, ON restaurant, is performed with the utmost care by our trained technicians. The process begins with a pre-inspection to determine the filters’ condition. This is when we decide whether the filter needs to be replaced or serviced.

If it’s determined that you need a new filter, our team will suggest one from our extensive selection of hood filters. We can also install them for you and advise on maintaining them to extend their lifespan.


Grease Baffle Filters

Grease baffle filters are specialized filters used to trap grease and oil particles. They are typically made of stainless steel mesh and are meant to withstand high temperatures. You need a grease baffle filter if:

  • Your kitchen produces a lot of grease;

  • You have to deal with smoke and odour particles;

  • You want to improve the air quality in your kitchen.

We supply high-quality grease baffle filters and can install them for you. All you must do is give us a call.


Kitchen Exhaust System

Commercial kitchen exhaust systems owe it to the filters to function as they should and prevent grease, smoke, and odours from entering the air. If the filters are not properly installed and maintained, the system becomes inefficient and can start a fire.

Keep your exhaust system in the best condition possible by minding the filters. Contact London Hood Cleaning today to discuss filter cleaning, replacement, or installation services. We’re always available for your filter needs. We also offer other services related to the kitchen exhaust system, including hood and fan cleaning, degreasing and more!


Frequently Asked Questions

Hood Cleaning

Which filter is best for kitchen hood?

Kitchen hoods in restaurants and other food establishments will benefit the most from charcoal filters and stainless steel and aluminum mesh filters. Charcoal filters are necessary to absorb odours, while mesh filters can capture grease, smoke and steam particles.

How often should range hood filters be replaced?

It depends on the type of filter you're using. Some filters, such as charcoal filters, can last up to two years, while mesh filters should be replaced every 4-6 months. Regular cleaning and maintenance will help extend their lifespan.

Can range hood filters be washed?

Yes, some types of range hood filters can be washed. Stainless steel and aluminum mesh filters are usually dishwasher safe and can withstand high temperatures. Charcoal filters, however, should not be washed as the charcoal will be damaged by water.

How often should exhaust hood filters be cleaned?

To maintain optimal performance, your exhaust hood filter should be cleaned every 3-6 months. Regular cleaning will help keep the filter in good condition and reduce the fire risk. You must also check for any signs of wear or damage and replace filters when necessary.

How much does it cost to clean a hood system?

Cleaning commercial hoods is a pro's job, and the cost of this service typically depends on several factors such as the size of your hood system, its current status, as well as the services required. Contact us and we'll provide you with a fair estimate.

How often should a hood vent be cleaned?

Hood vents go through some rough days, so it's important to have them cleaned frequently. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that kitchen hoods and vents be cleaned at least once a year, but in most commercial scenarios, they should be cleaned more often.

Do range hood vents need to be cleaned?

Yes, range hood vents need to be cleaned regularly to ensure proper functionality and performance. They also need to be inspected for any signs of damage or faults so they can be repaired or replaced in a timely manner.

How do you clean commercial range hood grease?

Commercial range hoods need to be cleaned using specialized products and techniques. Cambridge Hood Cleaning uses specifically formulated cleaning agents, pressure washing, as well as specific tools and equipment to deep clean your commercial range hoods, removing all dirt and grease.