Make sure that you add cleaning and taking care of your office range hood to your kitchen spring cleaning to-do list. Here are four ways to keep your range hood in your office kitchen looking great this spring.
#1 Clean The Outside Of The Hood
The first thing you need to clean is the outside of the hood. Make sure to wait until your stove is off and cool before you start cleaning the hood. You don't want to bump into a hot stove while cleaning the range hood.
The outside of the hood can be easily cleaned. All you need to do is use a general cleaner on the hood. If there is a lot of grease build up on the hood, you may need to use a degreaser to get rid of that build-up.
Just be careful with the cleaner and make sure it doesn't get on or into any electrical components. Also, if any cleaner gets on our stove, be sure to wipe it away with a damp towel.
#2 Clean Or Change The Air Filter
Next, you need to clean or change the air filter. Most range hoods are equipped with either a charcoal or metal filter.
If you have a metal filter, you can clean it. The easiest way to clean it is to let the filter sit covered up in some degreasing solution before washing it off with some warm water and dish soap. Allow it to dry off before you put it back inside of your range hood.
If you have a charcoal filter, you are going to need to replace it as it cannot be cleaned. Charcoal filter need to be replaced about once a year.
#3 Remove Build-Up From Motor
Inside of your vent you should be able to locate the fan and the motor. Make sure that power is off to your range hood before you attempt to clean these parts. You may want to turn off the electricity to that part of your house.
Spray some degreaser on a towel, and use that to wipe down the different components of your motor and fan. Dirt and dust can keep your motor and fan from working properly.
#4 Check The Vent
There should be a vent that leads from the inside where your range hood is located to the outside of your house. Check this vent and wipe down the nearest inside portion of the vent to see if it is dirty. If you notice or feel excessive dirt or grease inside of the vent, you are going to want to call a professional appliance service with the right tools to clean the length of your vent. Grease in your vent is a serious fire hazard and should be addressed immediately.
For more information, talk to a professional like Squeaky Clean.