When the build-up of grease becomes heavy, a fire hazard exists. Approximately one of three restaurant fires is caused by grease. So don’t wait to think about kitchen extract cleaning.

A common scenario of how a kitchen exhaust fire starts is this:

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  • A flame flares up on the stove or fryer

  • The fire contacts the filters above the cooking equipment on the kitchen hood.

  • The filters ignite.

  • Since the exhaust fan is on, drawing air into the hood, through the filters, and up the duct, the flame on the filters is pulled into the duct.

  • If significant grease residue exists on the duct interior, this can act as a fuel and the fire spreads up the duct, perhaps all the way into the fan.

Our Kitchen extract cleaning is carried out in strict accordance with the requirements of TR19, the leading guidance document issued by BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) This is the industry standard

Specifically Section 7 – Specific considerations for kitchen extract systems

The need for specialist cleaning of extract systems will depend on the level of usage of the cooking equipment, types and quantity of cooking and other risk factors.

Typical cleaning intervals

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

Kitchen Grease Extract Cleaning

Each grease extract clean combines three key ingredients: state of the art cleaning equipment, chemicals and proven techniques. This ensures that your entire system is thoroughly cleaned top to bottom:

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  • Extract canopy & filters
  • Plenum chamber
  • Accessible Horizontal and Vertical Ductwork
  • Grease Exhaust Fans
  • Access panel installation

Each system clean will receive

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  • Before & after photographs

  • Comprehensive pre & post clean report is generated

  • Certificate of compliance