Existing Kitchen Extraction and Ductwork Inspection
Operating throughout London, Surrey and Hampshire
ADVANTAGES OF REGULAR KITCHEN EXTRACTION AND DUCTWORK CLEANING
Some 7O% of kitchen fires start in the extraction canopies and ductwork.
Regular inspection, cleaning and maintenance of any type of kitchen equipment are essential for hygiene and safety reasons and an extraction system is no different. When a system is not regularly cleaned greasy deposits and dirt build up inside the ductwork and around the fan unit. This
causes multiple problems:
70% of kitchen fires originate in canopies and ductwork. Grease building up inside extraction systems is easily ignited. A small flame from flambéing or a flame grill is enough to cause a fire, which can quickly track through the ductwork with catastrophic results. Systems have even been known to ignite after the kitchen has been shut down due to heat from cooling cooking equipment building up in the canopy.
The greasy deposits that build up inside extraction systems are a perfect breeding ground for multiple types of bacteria. This contaminated grease can leak from the canopy onto cooking and preparation areas counters, spreading bacteria to food and utensils. This is a major food safety issue. However, regular cleaning keeps these risks to a minimum.
When grease builds up in the system filters become clogged, reducing their ability to remove harmful grease and gasses. The clogged filters reduce suction through the system causing fumes and gasses to escape into the kitchen area. Grease build-up around fan units can cause the fan blades to be imbalanced. This puts unnecessary strain on the motor and bearings, shortening its service life.
Request an Engineer
If you think your system requires cleaning why not contact us at VentTec for a free quotation. An engineer will come and meet you at your establishment to discuss your exact needs and survey your existing system. We then provide a free, written, no obligation quotation. Should you choose to accept the quote the cleaning will be carried out at a time that suits you, day or night seven days a week. After cleaning we provide you with a Fire Safety Certificate and can provide photographic evidence on request. All of our cleaning work is carried out in accordance with IKECA regulations and to B&ES TR19 and BSEN 15780; 2011 standards
Regular inspections, timed to the rhythm, workload and convenience of your business minimise these risks and alert you to potential dangers before they become a problem.