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How Often Should You Clean Exhaust Fans?

When you first hear the words “exhaust fan” you may think of the large hoods in commercial kitchens. But exhaust fans are commonly found in two places in homes across the United States and these vital pieces of equipment need to be cleaned from time to time. So, if you can’t remember the last time you cleaned your kitchen or bathroom fan, break out the cleaning supplies and get to work!

Kitchen Exhaust Fans

It all depends on what you’re cooking most frequently. If you cook with lots of oil or have specialty cooking appliances like skillets or charbroilers in the kitchen, we recommend cleaning the exhaust fan at least once a month. With that being said, if you’re more of the “let’s order takeout” person and you rarely ever cook in your own kitchen, you can get away cleaning the exhaust fan once or twice annually.

Bathroom Exhaust Fans

Why bother cleaning the bathroom fan? Well, it’s main job is to rid the air of moisture and foul odors so you can imagine what’s passing through the vent and collecting on the fan blades. It’s a good idea to clean the bathroom exhaust fan two times per year. To do so, make sure the circuit breaker for the fan is switched off and then all you’ll need is a soft cloth and some warm soapy water.

Now that your home’s exhaust fans are clean, these appliances will work more effectively and more efficiently. That means you’re on you way to breathing in fresher, cleaner air and living in a healthier indoor environment.

Call on the expert electricians at Lon Lockwood Electric today to learn all about our exhaust fan installation services. We’ve been serving the Rochester area for years so you know you can count on us!