This Sydney-based restaurant has been using Shepherd Filters grease hood filters for over 18 months now. Grease build-up has been minimal (staining only), reducing the frequency of costly routine duct cleaning significantly!
One of many within this restaurant chain to have made the switch to the Shepherd Filters solution, they are now reaping the benefits of a cleaner kitchen exhaust system for the long-term. Past trials conducted by the head office in other locations showed that Shepherd Filters:
– Remove/intercept 0.6kg of oil per week (fryers)
– Remove/intercept 2.5 kg of grease per week (grills)
It was concluded that restaurants without Shepherd Filters:
– Have grease build-up above the prescribed 3mm thickness within 3 months in grill hoods & ducts
– Should therefore have their hoods & ducts cleaned every quarter ($$$)
Without Shepherd Filters, staff used to clean the grease hood filters in-house, a time-consuming and costly task. It was also labour-intensive, wasted water and electricity, and unnecessarily exposure staff to potentially harsh chemicals. When adding it all up, cleaning grease hood filters daily equated to 4300 filter cleans a year on average (and stores needed to clean inside the hood as well).
Restaurants with Shepherd filters:
– Require only 1 clean a year as per Australian Standards
(and in the case of the fryer hood/ducts this would be a very minimal clean)
– Will have significantly lower fire risks
– Will have cleaner roofs and ventilation filters
Aside from a much happier and more productive staff, changing Shepherd Filters takes less than 5 minutes a day and saves over 1000 filter changes/cleans per year (and stores will minimise the need to clean inside the hoods).
With airborne grease being trapped by the wool fibre, grease drips onto tracks and associated labour costs of cleaning tracks throughout busy cooking times and peak periods are also minimised. Restaurants also extend the lifespan of their fan and improve the balance of airflow throughout their entire system. Rooftop equipment (i.e., HVAC coils, return air units etc.) will also stay cleaner for longer as this equipment will not require the same frequency of cleaning and maintenance (since the grease never makes it to the rooftop). The necessity of rooftop containment systems can virtually be eliminated.
Shepherd Filters eliminate the guess-work as to whether your system is dirty. Kitchen exhaust systems can have grease building up just one month after a clean when using traditional metal filters. That is enough for a fire to quickly spread! A clean system that is being protected by the Shepherd Filters Solution means you greatly reduce the extensive hood and duct cleaning required, which will see you save for years.
Contact us today to find out whether the Shepherd Filters solution can benefit your business too!