Whether you are new to a particular commercial location or have been there for many years, your restaurant’s ventilations system likely deserves a critical look over. Many restaurant owners unintentionally ignore their exhaust systems to keep up with their daily workload and to keep costs low. But the reality is that the old system you have whirring above your stove may be costing you even more money than you know—as well as putting your business at risk. With this in mind, let’s look at some reasons why, as a restaurant owner, you may want to replace kitchen exhaust systems in Delaware:
- Grease buildup: Grease fires are a serious risk for any food service business. After extensive use, grease builds up in kitchen ventilation units, which can cause poor function and may one day lead to a fire. Unfortunately, many restaurant businesses have suffered the progress-halting setback of a grease fire. You can avoid a dangerous situation by regularly checking and servicing these units. If maintenance is getting too expensive or parts are difficult to find, it may be time to replace your unit altogether.
- Poor or excessive airflow: There are two ends of the spectrum when it comes to your ventilation unit. On the one hand, poor airflow will allow for smoke and scents to linger in your kitchen, or even escape out into the dining areas. On the other hand, excessive airflow can mean increased operational costs that cut into your hard-won profits. A commercial restaurant equipment professional will be able to tell you whether it can be adjusted to meet your needs, or if it is time to completely replace your exhaust system.
- Compliance: The rules around the food service industry are always evolving, and exhaust system requirements are not unaffected by these changes. If you have had a system for a number of years, you may want to confirm that your unit is in compliance with the current rules. If it’s not, you might consider upgrading—not taking action could mean costly fines and insurance complications if something goes wrong.
- Kitchen upgrades: Regardless of whether or not your existing system is running at 100 percent, updating your kitchen may be the perfect time to consider replacing your exhaust unit. Starting with brand new gear is a great way to make sure there is nothing to worry about when you reopen your doors for business after the remodel.
- Growing business: If your customer traffic has increased but your exhaust system’s capabilities have not, you should consider an upgrade to your system. This is because, as your business and production needs increase, there is added strain on your system and the need for more power and ventilation. While it might seem like an unnecessary cost just when business is picking up, it beats getting caught without the right tools for the job.
When you invest in new kitchen appliances and equipment and have them installed by a professional, you can rest assured that you’re making the best possible decisions for your business. To learn more about kitchen exhaust systems in Delaware, don’t hesitate to contact the knowledgeable team at Commercial Equipment Service.