Benefits of Kitchen Grease Filters
Improves Fire Safety
Shepherd Filters disposable kitchen grease filters capture the grease before entering the kitchen hood exhaust system. This greatly reduces the grease build-up that enters the plenum, duct work, fans, and roofs, minimizing the risk of a catastrophic fire. Shepherd Filters are made from Australian wool, a natural fire retardant material.
Reduces Exhaust System Cleaning
Kitchen exhaust hood and duct cleaning is reduced to about 25% of the current cleaning frequency, and less frequent cleaning means less inconvenience, labour, and expenses. For 24 hour kitchens, it also means less business interruption.
Many commercial kitchens clean their baffle filters nightly, weekly, etc. This is no longer necessary. Utilizing Shepherd Filters disposable kitchen grease filters, airborne grease is prevented from entering the kitchen hood exhaust system and provides immediate savings by reducing labour costs associated with kitchen exhaust cleaning and the number of kitchen duct cleanings dramatically.
Saves Water & Chemicals
By reducing the current grease hood and kitchen duct cleaning schedules, you’re also greatly lessening the amount of water and chemicals used to maintain a clean system.
A cleaner kitchen exhaust system, roof top fans, HVAC and other rooftop equipment results in a more efficient operation of the equipment, not to mention less maintenance. Wool is a renewable material source.
Saves Your Roof
The containment of grease laden vapours occurs before they enter the kitchen hood exhaust system, eliminating the grease particles emitting from the rooftop fan. The necessity of rooftop containment systems is virtually eliminated. This saves money while extending the life of the roof itself.
Saves On Repairs & Maintenance
Rooftop equipment will stay cleaner longer, i.e., HVAC coils, return air units etc. This equipment will not require the same frequency of cleaning and maintenance since the grease never makes it to the rooftop.
Saves the Environment
Shepherd Filters kitchen grease filters are all natural and made from Australian Wool. The filter media is carbon-neutral and will breakdown in the landfill. In today’s world we all need to do our part to help the environment, and this can save thousands of gallons/litres of water use in your kitchen.
How Can Cleaning your Kitchen Exhaust System become a more Environmentally Friendly Task?
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First let’s ask, what exactly does it mean to be environmentally friendly?
Environment-friendly, eco-friendly, nature-friendly, and green are all marketing terms referring to goods and services, laws, guidelines and policies that inflict reduced, minimal, or no harm upon ecosystems or the environment.
How can we be more environmentally friendly when it comes to cleaning a commercial kitchen exhaust system?
Use Less Water. The amount of water used to clean kitchen grease filters daily/weekly/monthly can mount up quickly. The Australian Bureau of Statistics says since 2002 increasing evidence of the adverse effects of increased water use on river health, is changing the way we regard water. It is now widely recognised that taking too much water out of Australia’s rivers and groundwater systems can have detrimental economic and environmental consequences.
Use Less Chemicals. Chemicals can enter the air, water, and soil when they are produced, used or disposed. Their impact on the environment is determined by the amount of the chemical that is released, the type and concentration of the chemical, and where it is found. Some chemicals can be harmful if released to the environment even when there is not an immediate, visible impact. Some chemicals are of concern as they can work their way into the food chain and accumulate and/or persist in the environment for many years.
Shepherd Filters disposable kitchen grease filters assist your business to become friendlier for the environment. Our filters are made from wool, and can be thrown out with your regular trash. Why Wool?
Natural – Wool is a protein fibre formed in the skin of sheep, and is one hundred percent natural, not manmade.
Renewable – As long as there is grass for sheep to graze on, every year they will produce a new fleece; making wool a renewable fibre source.
Biodegradable – At the end of its useful life, wool can be returned to the soil, where it decomposes, releasing valuable nutrients into the ground. When a natural wool fibre is disposed of in soil, it takes a very short time to break down, whereas most synthetics are extremely slow to degrade, also with mixed synthetics & wool only the wool is biodegradable.
A Safer Solution – Wool is naturally safe. It does not promote the growth of bacteria. Due to its high water and nitrogen content, wool is naturally flame-retardant, and has a far higher ignition threshold than many other fibres.
Shepherd Filters disposable kitchen grease filters capture up to 98% of airborne grease before it enters your kitchen exhaust system, not only saving you, but saving the environment. Australian Made with Australian Wool.