Extractor Fans

Extraction System Adjustments

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Extraction system adjustments are, often, a simple and cost effective way of improving the working environment in the kitchen.

Our team were on site at the Alpamare Water Park in Scarborough to install some system adjustments and new ductwork in order to connect an existing extract fan in their plant room to the main kitchen canopy. By doing this, air flow rates were greatly improved in the kitchen, creating a safer and more comfortable work environment.

commercial kitchen canopy commercial extract fan in plant room

Take a look at other recently completed extraction system adjustments or contact us out of hours via our Facebook Page.

Need a quote for some improvements to your kitchen extract system? Contact our sales team who can advise further on 01482 650100.

Alternatively, complete a contact form here.

Another way to improve air flow in a commercial kitchen, is with the introduction of a fresh air replacement system. This is now a legal requirement for all commercial kitchens. These systems replace the air extracted out by the main kitchen canopy with fresh air from outside.  Details of these systems can be found here.

Any commercial extract system should also undergo a regular clean and service, at least every 12 months. Not doing this regularly will greatly affect the performance of the system. Our team can also help with this. Just get in touch!


New Commercial Extractor Fan

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New commercial extractor fan fitted for this busy Northamptonshire restaurant following breakdown of the previous fan. This popular Indian restaurant contacted us out of hours as their current fan had gone down. Our engineers attended with compatible replacement which was fitted the next day.

Got an out of hours emergency with your commercial extractor fan?

A sudden breakdown is a stressful situation in the fast paced world of catering. Our team are well equipped to deal with this and can often get out to you same day to repair the problem. Where a repair is not possible, we can often replace the fan/controller on site. We keep a wide range of the most popular fan brands and sizes in stock.

Should you need us for an emergency:

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See details of extractor fan servicing and repair here.

Roof Unit Plate Fans Serviced

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Three roof unit plate fans serviced at a recent job for an automation factory.

Engineers accessed the fans externally and removed them from the roof to fully clean and service them before re-installing and replacing the cowls.

A full fan clean and service with us includes:

  • Fan removed and fully cleaned and de-greased
  • Bearings checked
  • Capacitors changed where necessary
  • Cabling check
  • Full RPM check
  • Speed controller compatibility check

Regularly servicing and cleaning your extractor fan prolongs the life length. We recommend a clean and service for your extractor fan every 12 months.

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Need a quote for your extractor fan clean and service? Whether you are a restaurant, takeaway, cafe, hotel or factory – we can help!

Complete a contact form here. Or call our friendly sales team on 01482 650100.

From fan repairs and replacements and clean and services to full system installations, our team can help with it all. Any issue with a commercial extraction system can difficult to manage as a fully efficient system is essential to the smooth running of your business. Our engineers offer same day call outs and can often rectify an issue on site.

Annual Extractor Fan Clean

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An annual extractor fan clean and service is a requirement for all commercial kitchens. Most commercial insurance policies will ask for evidence of this to comply with fire safety guidelines. Our engineers provide an excellent commercial cleaning service. We also service the motor to prolong its lifespan and ensure it is operating to the expected standard.

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To get a quick quote for your annual extractor fan clean. Visit our contact page here and complete a contact form including full site address.

Following a fan clean and service, a certificate will be issued. Accompanying the certificate will be before and after pics of the clean. We always show the client pictures so they can be assured the clean has been done efficiently. Some insurances also ask to see these.

Many fans displaying some operating issues may just need a good clean and a service. Some symptoms of a heavily greased fan could be:

  • Fan operating slower than usual due to grease build up.
  • Smoke and fume build up in the kitchen.
  • Fan noisier than usual.

Give our sales team a call to book us in on 01482 650100

Fan change for Merseyside restaurant

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Recent fan change and system adjustment for a busy restaurant/bar in The Wirral.

Our team was contacted as the current fan was no longer working and was now out of production. We sourced a replacement that would provide the same level of extraction but would require some system adjustments. We installed a 560mm diameter short cased axial extractor fan with some square to round attachments and a 560mm diameter jet cowl to disperse air at roof level.

Our install team was on site within 2 days to install the new fan and adjustments.

Need a fan change? Have issues sourcing fan replacement? Give our team a call!

01482 650100


See another example of a larger scale fan change, where previous fan was also no longer in production and replacement was installed with system adjustments, here.

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Common Signs that your extractor fan is in need of a replacement or upgrade:

  • Running slower than usual
  • Cuts off
  • Noisier than usual
  • Fan wont start at all

If your commercial extractor fan is displaying some or all of these symptoms, it is time to give us a call!

Annual Fan Clean and Service

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An annual clean and service for your commercial extractor fan is essential. It ensures good air flow, minimizes fire risk and prolongs the life length of the fan itself.

Our commercial fan clean and service includes the following:

  • Checking electrical condition of motor
  • Test capacitor and replace if necessary
  • Complete RPM check
  • Test speed controller and check compatibility
  • Full fan clean and refit

It is a legal requirement for all commercial kitchens to clean and service their fan at least once a year and provide certification of this for their buildings insurance. Frequency of fan cleaning depends on level of usage (see table below)

Heavy Use12-16 Hours per dayEvery 3 Months
Moderate Use6-12 Hours per dayEvery 6 Months
Light Use2-6 Hours per dayEvery 12 Months

Need a quote for your commercial extractor fan?

The quickest way is to Watsapp or email us pictures of the fan showing the location within the system and the manufacturers label showing make and model along with the site address. Our sales team will get back to you quickly with full costings and, once we have your approval, will send out an invoice and book you in. We can usually come out within a week to service and clean the fan and will issue your certificate the same day.

Email: sales@northernfanservices.co.uk

Watsapp: 07927743336

Office: 01482 650100

You can also send us an enquiry form here – Contact Details | Phone Number | Northern Fan Services and our team will come back to you.

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Centrifugal Fan Replacement – Manchester

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Centrifugal fan replacement in busy Manchester bakery.

This busy Manchester bakery contacted us as their existing fan was no longer worked sufficiently. Due to its age, a replacement was recommended. As the existing fan was no longer in production, we sourced and installed a compatible replacement with new speed controller.

Common signs your commercial extractor fan may need replacing:

  • Reduced extraction/suction.
  • Sudden change in noise/ fan operating noisier than usual.
  • Fan not starting up straight away or cutting out during service.
  • If your existing fan is 10+ years old.

To help prolong the life-length of your commercial extractor fan, keep up to date with an annual fan service and clean. At the appointment our engineers will:

  • Check electrical condition of motor
  • Test capacitor and replace if necessary
  • Replace bearings
  • Complete RPM check
  • Test speed controller and check compatibility
  • Remove and clean fan before re-fitting

Following the service and clean, you will be issued with a cleaning certificate which many insurance companies request as mandatory for your business insurance policy.

Give our friendly sales team a call on 01482 650100 or email sales@northernfanservices.co.uk. Alternatively, please complete a contact form here.

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Next Day Emergency Fan Replacement

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Our team recently carried out this next day emergency fan replacement. This 560mm diameter Flakt Woods extractor fan was installed within a day of the initial breakdown at Double Tree Hilton, York. The original fan had gone down and it was determined that a replacement was necessary. Our team got the call late afternoon and engineers were on site to install the following morning.

We carry most brands, models and sizes of fans in stock. The quickest way to get a quote for replacement from us is to send us all the details from the manufacturers label on the fan when possible. This ensures our engineers come out with the correct replacement and that it is compatible with your system.

A fan breakdown is one of the most frustrating situations in a busy commercial kitchen. Don’t hesitate to give us a call and we can attend quickly and install either a same day or next day emergency fan replacement.

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Send us an email enquiry here to get in touch with our friendly sales team.

How to avoid a breakdown in the future?

  • Have your fan serviced regularly.
  • Have your fan cleaned every 6-12 months.
  • Report any issues, noises and reduced power immediately.

The extractor fan is the key component in any commercial ventilation system so it’s important that it’s carefully chosen and regularly serviced to ensure your business isn’t compromised by poor performance or interrupted by avoidable breakdowns.

We also clean and service fans and can offer a regular service contract should you require. Give our team a call to enquire – 01482 650100

Fan Replacement – Flakt Woods

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Replacement Flakt Woods extractor fan, roof cowl supplied and installed. Fan replacement.
New extractor fan installed in Cleethorpes along with roof hood to prevent rain damage.

A recent fan replacement. Our client in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire contacted us as their existing Flakt Woods extractor fan was no longer working. Our client was also not happy with the current fan, installed by a previous owner, as it was too powerful for his kitchens needs.

We sourced a fan replacement of the same size that was still compatible with his system. We were able to come out and install this within a couple of days. A roof hood vent was also required as rain was getting in to the system. The dome shape of the new hood pictured prevents rain being able to get in to the system whilst also providing adequate air flow.

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See our page Commercial Extractor Fans – Northern Fan Services to see how we can help your business.

The right extractor fan is key to your business. It is essential that the correct fan is selected by a qualified engineer. We can help you. Our engineers are very experienced in assisting a wide range of commercial kitchens.

We can also clean and service extractor fans, this helps avoid breakdowns or poor performance. Give us a call on 01482 650100 to see how our expert team can help you.

Flakt Woods fan installation

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This busy pub/restaurant just outside of Wetherby, West Yorkshire gave us a call as their commercial flakt woods extractor fan had become very noisy and wasn’t operating to its full potential. As the existing fan was old, the best option was a replacement fan. The extractor fan was fitted externally, so, we came out to complete a site survey.

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Old and new fan, side by side

We sourced and installed a replacement flakt woods fan within a few days to best suit the client. In an emergency, we can source replacement commercial extractor fans to be delivered to us the next working day.

We supply and install all of the major brands including Flakt Woods, S+P, Vent Axia, Helios etc. Have a look at our extractor fan page to see how we can help your business https://northernfanservices.co.uk/commercial-extrator-fans/

New extractor fan installed to external ductwork in West Yorkshire pub.
Old fan removed, new fan installed to external ductwork.

Having extractor fan issues? Call us on 01482 650100 to see how we can help your business.

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Emergency fan repair and breakdown call outs. Competitive prices for extraction system repairs and alterations.
Competitive prices and quick turn around times. Call us to see how we can help you.

With older fans, it is always best to keep on top of regular servicing to prolong the life of the fan as much as possible. As soon as any issues such as slower start ups and unusual noises start to occur, its best to get ahead of the problem. A repair is sometimes possible. Our team can help with this.

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