Calling all commercial kitchens…How clean is your ducting and extraction system?
Your kitchen ducting system works hard everyday extracting grease and oil, but do you have it cleaned often enough? Do you know how often you should have your canopy and ducting cleaned and what are the implications of it not being cleaned often enough?
There are many stories in the news and on line about fires that have started due to grease and oil deposits building up in ducting. It is claimed 70% of all commercial kitchen fires originate from faulty ventilation and ducting due to a build of up fat and grease. Keeping the canopy and filters clean alone is not enough to ensure your property, business and staff are safe. Regular, professional cleaning of your canopy, filters and ducting is essential to ensure you have a hygienic and safe environment for your staff and customers.
Fire within ducting can spread quickly and have a devastating impact. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) makes it a legal requirement for the nominated ‘responsible person’ in the workplace to carry out regular fire risk assessments and take necessary steps to reduce any potential fire hazards.
It can sound scary and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you start reading all of the facts and dangers around grease extraction and duct cleaning, but help is at hand. Our technicians are trained to HVCA guidelines in duct cleaning and we offer free Wet Film test to measure the level of grease present.
HVCA TR19 recommends the following as a baseline:
|Table 11: Frequency of Cleaning|
|Heavy Use||12-16 hours per day||3-monthly|
|Moderate Use||6-12 hours per day||6-monthly|
|Light Use||2-6 hours per day||12-monthly|
We carry out regular canopy and duct cleaning to a number of businesses ranging from cafes and restaurants to supermarkets. We offer day, night and weekend cleans to suit your business’s needs.
If you require more information or would like to receive a quote today contact us on: [email protected] or call us on 01524 399 13