Averus is there for you every step of the way including our Grease Filter Exchange Program.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, most fires in commercial kitchens are caused by cooking flames that flare up and penetrate your filters where grease deposits have accumulated.

Averus’s “Grease Filter Exchange Service” will remove your grease-laden filters and replace them with 18 gauge, UL listed, “Grease Baffle Type Filters” that meet local codes and National Fire Protection # 96 standards.

The grease filters within your kitchen exhaust system exist to reduce the amount of vaporized grease that ends up within your exhaust system ducts, where it can cause a flash fire. Clean filters can trap up to 70-80 percent of the grease passing through them. But if your filters are already saturated with grease, they can’t do their job properly and you will end up with reduced efficiency of your system and a dangerous grease accumulation right above your cooking appliances.

Investing in regular grease filter replacement and cleaning will help reduce your risk of fire and avoid its potentially devastating impact on your business. Averus offers a quick, convenient, affordable filter exchange program that lets you take the hassle out of keeping up with grease filter maintenance.

When your grease filters are cleaned on a regular frequency using our grease filter exchange service, your grease exhaust system will be protected from major fire damage.

Averus Grease Filter Exchange Program

  • Grease Filter Replacements
    for All Sizes
  • Aluminum
  • Galvanized
  • Stainless Steel
  • Spark-Arrestor
  • *Limited Area Exchange Programs*.

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running your filters through the dishwasher will only clean the surface of the filter? All baffle filters have an open-side offset honeycomb shape, designed to capture the most contaminants as the air tumbles through them. A clean filter can capture up to 30% of contaminants in the air to reduce buildup in your exhaust system. Because filters are directly over the cooking equipment they can easily catch fire, so cleaning the entire filter — inside and out—is critical to safety. How much does a filter weigh? After you clean the filter it should weight approximately the same as it did when it was brand new, otherwise grease and buildup are still caught inside the baffles.


How much are you spending to unclog the dish sink or drains due to grease build-up? Degreasers, hours cleaning, dishwasher maintenance, grease trap clean out, even occasional work comp claims from cuts — all these expense from filter maintenance; our program is an affordable option without all the hassle – WE COME TO YOU AND TAKE THE GREASE WITH US! Standard baffle filters and spark arrestor filters available.

Other Fire Protection Services Offered by Averus

Fire Extinguisher Service

A Fire Extinguisher can be the difference between a small fire and a larger, more serious one. It is crucial that fire extinguishers are properly maintained and operational at all times. Averus inspects fire extinguishers in accordance with manufacturer guidelines, NFPA 10 codes and local requirements and ensures they are mounted and functioning properly.

Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems

Keep the fire where it’s supposed to be. Whether you’re a diners, food courts, fast-food restaurant, cafeterias, deli, hotels, gourmet restaurants, or other food service kitchens, we can inspect it. Averus inspects your fire suppression equipment twice a year in accordance with manufacturer guidelines, NFPA 96, NFPA 17A and all state and local codes.

Exit and Emergency Lights

Don’t wait until you’re left in the dark. Our Exit and Emergency lighting program can help ensure your business is not only compliant with all state and local codes, but that you’ll be able to depend on your exit and emergency lighting when you need it most. Averus inspects your emergency lights and exit signs in accordance with Life Safety 101 requirements, including a required 90-minute load test.

Fire Alarm Systems

It is critical that your business’s fire alarm systems are functioning properly. Fire alarm systems provide early warning that can prevent tragedy and automatically place fire calls in case of an emergency. This not only ensures the safety of you and your customers, but ensures minimal damage in the event of a fire. Averus inspects your system to comply with NFPA 72 plus all state and local fire codes.

Sprinkler Systems

In those first moments of a fire before help arrives, a sprinkler system can prevent a fire from getting out of control. It also becomes the first line of defense when a building is unattended. Regular maintenance, inspection and pressure testing are essential to help ensure a sprinkler system operates properly when needed. Averus takes care of all the details, inspecting sprinkler systems in accordance with manufacturer guidelines, NFPA 13, NFPA 25 and all state and local codes.

Backflow Prevention Assemblies

Many businesses don’t realize the importance of properly maintaining and inspecting their backflow prevention assembly. If not tested regularly, a backflow assembly malfunction could contaminate your local water supply, leaving you vulnerable to unnecessary liability. Averus performs routine testing to ensure you comply with all state and local codes.

Grease Filter Replacements for Exhaust Hoods

Averus provides UL listed, replacement filters for your hood: aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized, spark-arrestor, as well as custom gap fillers. Our baffle grease filters reduce the amount of grease-laden air that escapes into the ductwork and exhaust system. These filters also serve as a firebreak, controlling cooking flare-ups by minimizing flame penetration beyond the filter area. Did you know, a clean filter can remove up to 35% of grease laden-vapors from your exhaust?! Clean filters also provide a cooler work environment in the kitchen. We take filters seriously, it is important that you never cook with gaps or missing filters! Call us today to order at 800-393-8287.


Access Panel Installation

If we had a fairy godmother in the construction industry, we would wish for all exhaust ductwork to run straight from the hood to the fan. Until our dreams come true, we have to focus on making your existing ductwork accessible, because if we can’t reach it, we can’t clean it. Averus can provide suitable access to your kitchen exhaust system to ensure proper and thorough cleaning, often we can install these items without the use of other trades people, but when needed we are happy to coordinate our efforts. Per code, access is required at every turn of the duct, as well as long runs of horizontal and some vertical. Averus installs only UL-listed access panels, as required by NFPA 96.


Fan Hinge Retro Fitting

In accordance with NFPA 96, Averus will install hinge kits on the base of the exhaust fan. Fans can then be safely tipped and cleaned without damage to the fan, conduit or the roofing system, resulting in a longer fan life. Unhinged fans must be removed from their curbing to clean the fan blades. Fan access doors can also be installed to clean the tops of the fan blades.