In your kitchen, there is a device that plays a vital role in keeping the air clear and eliminating smoke and odors from your cooking. It is the kitchen exhaust fan, and if it is installed correctly, it can do a great job. On the other hand, if it isn’t installed right, you might be dealing with a steamy, smokey kitchen that has discoloring on the walls and ceiling. Worse than that, you might even have a potential fire hazard in your home!

The duct leading from your fan should go as straight as possible to the outside. There should be a grate or something similar to prevent pests from getting into it since they could be attracted by the smells coming out of your home.

There is a filter in your fan, and this needs to be replaced periodically since it can build up a lot of grease and become a dangerous fire hazard.