Ceiling extractor fans are things often overlooked by us all. A simple unexciting device fixed to the ceiling doing it’s job of extracting air from the office, surgery, classroom or gym. As long its continues to do this, quietly and efficiently, nobody really gives it a second thought. However, when they start being noisy or stop working, everyone notices.

Why is keeping your ceiling extractor fans clean so important?

Clogged-up ceiling extractor fans are a fire hazard

Clogged-up ceiling extractor fans are a fire hazard due to the buildup of grease and debris, which can ignite and cause a dangerous blaze. When the blades are clogged and rotation is hindered the electric motor can strain and overheat. Regular maintenance and cleaning of extractor fans are essential to ensure they function properly and safely. It is recommended to clean extractor fans at least once every twelve months to prevent buildup and maintain optimal performance.

By keeping extractor fans clean and well-maintained, business owners can reduce the risk of fires and improve the overall air quality in their offices, factories, gyms and medical facilities.

Dirty ceiling extractors harbour bacteria and other harmful bugs

In addition to the fire risk, dirty extractor fans can also lead to poor indoor air quality and unpleasant odours. Dirty ceiling extractors in offices, medical surgeries, gyms, and schools can be a breeding ground for bacteria and other harmful pathogens, posing a health risk to occupants. These extractors are designed to remove pollutants and improve indoor air quality, but when they are not properly maintained, they can actually contribute to poor air quality. Regular cleaning and maintenance of ceiling extractor fans is essential to ensure they continue functioning effectively and don’t spread contaminants throughout the workspace.

As well as bacteria, dirty ceiling extractors can also attract dust, mould, and allergens. This can exacerbate respiratory issues and other health problems. It is important for facility managers and building owners to prioritize the cleaning and maintenance of these systems to protect the health and well-being of workers, customers and students.

Keeping commercial building components clean is the law!

Neglecting to maintain clean extractor fans can lead to a build-up of grease, dust, and other debris, which can not only impact the efficiency of the fan but also pose a fire risk. Additionally, poor ventilation due to dirty extractor fans can result in poor indoor air quality, leading to discomfort and potential health issues for employees and customers. Regular maintenance and cleaning of extractor fans can help businesses comply with building regulations and avoid costly fines or even closure by building inspectors and health and safety officers. Therefore the cleanliness of extractor fans should be a priority for businesses who want to create a safer and healthier environment for everyone.

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