Window Cleaning Specialists

Canopy Cleaning

Even the most efficient extraction filters cannot remove all traces of grease and dirt from the air. Over time, a layer of grease and dirt is deposited on the surfaces of canopies, ventilation ducts and extractor fans. Not only does this cause an environmental health problem by providing a breeding ground for bacteria and foul odours, it also reduces the efficiency of your extraction system and is a major fire risk. Costing major financial problems with broken fans.

It is therefore essential to carry our regular cleaning of your kitchen extraction and ventilation systems as determined by an appropriate risk assessment. Failure to do so could lead to a breach of the Environmental health regulations and could invalidate your fire insurance policy.

Why carry out kitchen extraction cleaning/kitchen ventilation cleaning?

These grease laden systems require regular deep cleaning by a qualified and competent specialist contractor due to dangers presented by the build up of excess levels of grease and fat. Left un-cleaned for any length of time the grease deposits can act as a fuel enabling the spread of fire throughout your premises.

A recession might well force catering establishments to cut back on the frequency of cleaning and maintenance regimes and on employing external contractors to carry out their kitchen extract cleaning, kitchen duct cleaning and kitchen ventilation cleaning - and this could lead to major safety concerns.

Almost a quarter of 24,000 accidental fires per year in commercial properties are attributed to cooking and extraction systems. Businesses need to pay closer attention to kitchen extraction cleaning and maintaining their catering extraction systems, since claims arising from fires caused by poorly maintained kitchen ducting & kitchen extracts cross insurance companies' desks every month. Firms run the risk of prosecution following a fire where the premises owner has not complied with the law.
Source: The Publican, Article printed Oct/Nov 2008, Norwich Union Insurance Company

The HVCA (Heating and Vetilating Contractors' Association) warns that poorly maintained kitchen extraction ductwork is a huge fire risk with mounting evidence that insurance companies are refusing to pay up if a fire is traced back to grease laden or incorrectly fitted ductwork.
Source: HVCA Newsletter, June 2011

Under the FSO Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) order 2005 "The responsible person or building manager must carry out a fire risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan." A detailed survey, report and quotation from us will form part of the management plan.

We carry out a free on site survey to assess the condition of the canopy, ducting and fan, the location and route of the extract system and if access panels are required to enable thorough cleaning of the ducting and fan. Our findings and observations are then detailed within the quotation.

We provide pre and post works digital images, a "Works Validation Certificate" on completion for your records and also possible insurers' demands, EHO visits, Fire Safety order and to comply with current legislation.

All kitchen extraction cleaning & kitchen duct cleaning works carried out to industry guidelines, HVCA (Heating and Ventilation Contractors Association) TR19.

  • IPAF
  • IOSH
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  • CSCS