How To Clean Your Cooker Hob Extractor Filter To Keep Your Kitchen Ventilator Working Properly
Cleaning Your Cooker Hob Extractor Filter To Keep Your Kitchen Ventilator Working
Cooker hob extractor filters play an important role in keeping your kitchen ventilator running properly. If they are not cleaned regularly, the filter can become clogged and obstruct the airflow, which will impact the performance of the ventilator.
As part of your Tenancy Agreement, undertaking minor repairs and maintenance to the property includes cleaning your cooker extractor filter. You may think it seems like too much trouble but in fact, it is fairly simple to do. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.
Below is a basic guide to help you that will help guide you on cleaning your extractor filter correctly.
Cleaning Your Cooker Hob Extractor Filter To Keep Your Kitchen Clean And Your Indoor Ventilation Healthy
As a tenant, it's important to be aware of what you can do to maintain and clean (or replace) your cooker extractor filter yourself. In the long run, maintaining your cooker extractor filter yourself will give you savings on contractor costs
Also, another thing that no one else tells you is that regular maintenance of your cooker extractor filter helps keep your kitchen ventilator working properly. It helps ensure your safety within your home and your indoor air quality.
Let's look at replacing the filter and then cleaning the filter.
Identifying Your Cooker Extractor Filter And Getting The Proper Replacement
First things first, you'll need to identify what type of cooker extractor filter you have. There are two main types: charcoal and aluminium mesh. The mesh ones is more common these days especially with new builds.
Once you've identified the type of filter you have, it's time to purchase a replacement. Be sure to get the correct filter as per the manufacturer’s manual. Or, measure the old filter so you know what size to buy.
Installing the new filter is relatively straightforward, but be sure to consult your manual for the correct instructions. These are basic steps to use for replacing your cooker extractor filter:
- First, disconnect the power to your cooker hood.
- Then, locate your cooker extractor filter. It’s usually found on the underside of your range hood.
- Check if you can remove the filter by hand. If not, use a screwdriver, to loosen the screws that are holding the old filter in place.
- Carefully remove the old filter and dispose of it properly.
- To replace the old filter, insert the new one into the cooker hood
- Tighten the screws to secure the new filter in place.
- You've now successfully replaced your cooker extractor filter. Reconnect the power to your cooker hood and test it out!
Replacing your cooker extractor filter is an important part of keeping your kitchen ventilator running properly. These steps can help you replace your cooker extractor filter quickly and easily.
Cleaning Your Cooker Extractor Filter
Hopefully you won't have to replace and can just clean the filter.
Cleaning is best done with warm soapy water and a spray hose. Normally you will work your way along watch section and don't forget to turn it over and do each side. finally give it a good flush with plain out warm water.
If you find that doing the replacement or clean on your own has not been successful, please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor or provide a replacement filter.