What’s Lurking Underneath Your Range Hood May Harm You

 In Cleaning Tips, Maid Service

Stove and range hood We all know that a kitchen can get a bit dirty from time to time. Many don’t realize that some dirt can cause more than nasty smells and uncomfortable stares from friends and family. It can also create an unwelcome fire hazard. The buildup underneath the range hood may potentially harm you. This is why regular cleaning needs to be a part of every resident’s home management plans.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration’s research, fat, oil, and grease are three of the most dangerous and flammable substances found in a kitchen. These substances can ignite quickly and rapidly spread throughout a home in no time. Potentially leaving unsuspecting families injured, homeless or worse. One place where those three items are likely found in abundance is inside of a poorly maintained range hood.

Over the years, we have found that home cooks don’t mean to neglect their range hoods. Many just mistakenly believe that just wiping down the hood’s exterior is enough to keep it clean and working properly. It does help, but the unfortunate reality is that grease, oil, and fat residues travel much farther than that. As time goes on residue may build up on the unit’s metal mesh filters, fan blades, ductwork, grease gutters, and interior sidewalls. The debris may also exit the range hood’s ventilation openings and settle on the home’s surrounding exterior or interior walls. That said, the more residue buildup that exists in, and around, a home’s range hood, the more likely it is to pose a fire hazard.

On a positive note, your family doesn’t have to tackle the range hood alone! At Greater Cincinnati Maids, we’ve been detail cleaning the inside of range hoods, drip pans and other notoriously greasy areas of Cincinnati, Ohio homes for over 30 years. So we are more than happy to help Cincinnati families rid their homes of deadly grease buildup, wherever it exists. To learn more about this service and additional home management topics, please contact us. You can find a full list of our cleaning services in Cincinnati right here on our site. We handle a wide variety of important cleaning tasks so you don’t have to.

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