KITCHEN EXTRACTION CLEANING

Our services are fully bespoke to your requirements so we are unable to give any fixed pricing, if you are interested in the services we offer please contact us and we will arrange to survey your site and provide you with a quotation to complete required works.

Why its important to keep your kitchen extraction system clean 

Around a quarter of the 24,000 accidental fires in UK non-domestic buildings each year are caused by cooking appliances. Fires are an occupational hazard in commercial kitchens, but their impact is made far worse by the rapid spread of the fire through poorly maintained grease extract systems and ductwork. If grease deposits in uncleaned ductwork are ignited they will spread the fire rapidly to other parts of the building.

 

Many insurance companies now make it a condition of cover that building managers have a planned maintenance strategy in place and, before paying out following a fire, they will insist on seeing evidence that ductwork cleaning had been carried out. Failure to comply can invalidate building insurance cover.

 

No matter how large, small or complicated your systems are EXTRACT COMPLIANCE  have the expertise and specialised cleaning equipment required to tackle any job. We utilise remote foaming systems that can clean risers and horizontal ductwork from one point of access, abseiling and CCTV verification where required.

 

We operate to BESA TR19 guidance, our grease cleaning technicians are BESA accredited and trained to Grease Cleaning Operative and NAADUK standards.

 

All systems surveyed and/or cleaned by EXTRACT COMPLIANCE  are recorded and verified  This system has been specifically designed to ensure that  when we are asked to survey and verify the condition or cleanliness of your ventilation systems, we will provide you with  a detailed report with all industry compliant information required free of charge.

The requirement for cleaning your ventilation system

Kitchen extract cleaning is important to maintain the safety of those in the workplace. The majority of catering establishments feature a canopy extraction system within the kitchen to control the build-up of heat, steam, and grease emissions in the cooking area.

The filters in the canopy act as a good “first line of defence” against grease deposition but still allow the smaller particles to pass into the extract duct-work system.  These deposits will accumulate over time and can pose hygiene and fire risks. Whist the canopies and filters are easily accessible for regular cleaning by catering staff the ductwork is normally hidden above a ceiling and can pass through numerous walls and floors before reaching the discharge point.

 

These hidden sections require specialist attention for cleaning to the TR19 standard.

This standard also indicates a recommended frequency of cleaning dependant on the number of hours per day the kitchen is operational. Once cleaned to TR19 a cleaning certificate can be produced to verify compliance with Health & Safety obligations & Insurance requirements.

Many hotels, restaurants, leisure clubs, and fast food operations now include the kitchen extract system on their regular maintenance schedule.

Apart from hygiene and continued business considerations, there are potential legal implications to consider. If for example, fire investigators found that there were no access doors in the duct-work, making it impossible to clean, then the building owner could be guilty of negligence and face prosecution under the Health & Safety (Offences) Act 2009.

Our team of experienced surveyors can accurately quote for any given project by way of a free site survey.