Tom’s Tips – Servicing Your Range Hood Air Filter

Welcome to a new feature for Habitat for Humanity Detroit, Tom’s Tips. Join Tom Randazzo, Director of Construction at Habitat for Humanity Detroit, as he guides us through some tips and tricks for taking care of our homes. Drop us a like if this helped you or comment and let us know what types of DIY projects you’d like to know how to do around your house.

Tom’s Tips – Episode 1

Servicing Range Hood Air Filters

If there is a hood with a fan over your stove, it will have an airflow filter that will require periodical cleaning.

Benefits of a well-maintained range hood filter include:

  • The breathing of cleaner air
  • Fewer cooking odors that will linger

A dirty or clogged filter will:

  • Attract fruit flies and cockroaches
  • Allow odors to linger

Range hood filters can be cleaned in your sink. Rinse it under hot water and sprinkle baking soda on both sides. Use an old toothbrush or a soft bristle brush to loosen the grime then wash it in hot soapy water. Rinse, dry, and put back – you’re good to go!

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