If you own or run a restaurant in the Paradise, NV area, you probably don’t give much thought to your commercial ventilation hoods. However, while these don’t seem like something to worry about, they can quickly cause you headaches if left neglected for a lengthy period, including costly repairs and possibly even a replacement.
The good news is, with a company like Ambient Edge around, you don’t have to give much thought to maintaining your ventilation hoods because we’ll keep track of it for you! Simply set up a preventative maintenance contract, and we’ll be at your business twice a year to take care of your system before it can give you any problems. Just give us a call at 888-230-5160 to get started.
Paradise, NV Service Area
Common Ventilation Issues
In our decades in the HVAC business, we here at Ambient Edge have seen it all when it comes to restaurant ventilation hoods. Here are some of the more common issues that affect businesses’ ventilation systems:
- A dirty system due to neglect
- Excess moisture
- Power failure
- Issues with the fan’s motor
In particular, the failure to clean your ventilation system causes dirt and dust to buildup, which has two unfortunate consequences. The first is that your system will be blowing around dirty, smelly air, which isn’t good for anyone – especially customers who come to an establishment to eat. The second is that the system will work overtime to do the same job, which ultimately leads to the system breaking down.
You can prevent both of these things from happening by scheduling regular maintenance for your ventilation system. We here at Ambient Edge can help with that.
Signs that Your Ventilation System Isn’t Working Properly
So, how can you tell if your ventilation system is having a problem? Sometimes it’s as easy as turning on the power, only to discover that you don’t have any. Other times, the problem may be more difficult to discern. If you notice any of the following things happening with your commercial ventilation system, then you need to call a professional right away before the issue has a chance to get worse:
- You’re constantly changing the temperature control settings.
- You notice an unpleasant odor.
- You notice hovering smoke or a haze over the kitchen area and/or dining room.
- The kitchen and/or dining room seem hotter than usual.
- You notice excessive dust or dirt around the unit.
When your ventilation system is experiencing an issue, this could be related to the exhaust fan, the return air (or “make-up air”) fan, or the vent hood. In most cases, this is not something a restaurant owner or operator would be able to figure out on their own. At Ambient Edge, we have the qualifications and experience necessary to figure out your problem and fix it in no time at all.
Before you call a professional, you may want to try some troubleshooting if it seems your ventilation system is on the fritz. Here are some things you can try:
- Check that the power switch for the hood is “on.” Then, check the restaurant’s service switch to ensure this is in the “on” position, too.
- Check to see if the other electrical appliances and lights in the restaurant have power. You might be experiencing a power outage or a voltage unbalance. Else, you might have popped a circuit, so be sure to check your circuit breaker box, too.
- Did your motor starter overload trip? If you press the reset button but the problem continues, then something else may be afoot that you need to have a professional take a look at.
If, however, you’ve tried these things and it didn’t seem to fix the issue, our team at Ambient Edge is always here, on standby and ready to assist!
Having Issues with Your Commercial Restaurant Ventilation? Call Ambient Edge!
A properly working commercial ventilation hood system is as crucial to your restaurant as the food you serve. You don’t want your customers or your staff breathing in polluted air, and you certainly don’t want the odors that come with a neglected ventilation system.
If you find it overwhelming to keep up with proper ventilation system maintenance, don’t worry! Let our technicians at Ambient Edge do that for you. We offer preventative maintenance to stop potential problems in their tracks, as well as installations for when your system is old, tired, and done, and you just need something new.
We’re here whenever you need us, 24 hours, 7 days a week, in case your system decides to die right in the middle of your peak business hours. Else, we can schedule your service appointment around your schedule to provide as little interruption to your business as possible. Contact us via the form on our website, or give us a call at 888-230-5160. Take steps today to ensure your ventilation system works properly tomorrow!