Before we start any duct cleaning work we conduct a full survey to identify any areas that may be difficult to access. If any problem areas are found, new access panels may need to be created to ensure that we can perform the deepest clean, in turn, making it easier to clean difficult areas the next time we visit. We then pay meticulous attention during preparation so we do not contaminate other areas when we come to clean. Our team follow a well structured process to ensure that every part of your ducting is cleaned. We provide you with photographic and video evidence of your ducting so you can be assured it is properly cleaned.
All work undertaken is carried out by fully trained and qualified engineers to the highest standard. A certificate of compliance conforming to the TR19 industry standards is issued after every full clean, which will count as proof that work has been carried out for your landlord, council, insurance company and other legal purposes.
Our team are trained in the safe use of industrial cleaning equipment. All of our contracts are conducted with the utmost attention to health and safety. For all contracts we create site specific Risk Assessments and Method Statements. COSHH Data sheets are also provided, as well as copies of our Health & Safety Policy.
If regular cleaning is not undertaken, fats, oily deposits and fibrous particles can accumulate in kitchen extract systems, reducing air flow efficiency and producing a warm greasy environment for bacteria to grow. These areas, if not professionally maintained, can quickly become a fire risk and can be a major cause of the spread of fire. Under certain circumstances, flame or very high temperatures can ignite the grease causing fire to spread rapidly through the duct. Therefore, it is of particular importance that grease extract systems are regularly inspected and cleaned as required, to ensure they do not pose a major potential fire risk at any time. Failure to ensure regular cleaning of kitchen grease extract systems can invalidate Buildings Insurance cover.
The Health & Safety Executive and insurance guidance and regulations stipulate that kitchen extract systems should be kept clean to minimise fire and other risks. And the B&ES Association document TR19 ‘Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems provides specific guidance on methods of measuring and defining cleanliness as a bench mark for good practice. It is your responsibility to ensure that kitchen grease extract systems (canopies, filters, ductwork, risers and fans) in all commercial kitchens are inspected as required by your buildings insurance policy, in accordance with Fire Safety and Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations.