Kitchen Extract System Cleaning & Certification
Kitchen extract systems can only be operated efficiently, safely and hygienically through regular, professional cleaning and ongoing maintenance. Fats and greasy deposits can build up on the extract system, reducing airflow efficiency, producing a warm, greasy environment for bacteria to breed. These areas, if not professionally maintained on a regular basis, can over time be more difficult and time consuming to remove and can quickly become a fire risk.
We remove all carbon, grease and fatty deposits, reducing the risk of fire, as well as improving airflow and ventilation in the kitchen. Firstly the filters are removed from the canopy. Heavy-duty degreasers are applied to all fascias of the canopy and scrubbed abrasively. Grease particles break down and the fascias are cleaned back down to bare metal.
The ductwork begins at the canopy, and can generally be cleaned to arm length from within the canopy itself. For any further cleaning of the ductwork to take place, it is necessary to fit access doors at regular intervals along the ducting to enable access. Access panels are sometimes installed into the duct when the system is first erected, but if it is not then the owner is responsible for deciding whether more are required. We can advise you as to your needs and requirements.
Buildup of grease/carbon deposits can be easily removed from reachable surfaces of the ducting, but care is taken around seals, joins and rivets to prevent any damage to the system.
Extraction Fan Cleaning:
To create extraction from the canopy an extract fan is connected to the ductwork, some extract fans (roof mounted) discharge directly to the atmosphere via a cowl. Grease deposits build up on the fan blades, reducing the fans efficiency. The build up of carbon deposits can be easily removed from reachable surfaces of the fan, however if access to the fan is limited or denied access panels will need to be appropriately fitted in the ductwork.
Filter Cleaning & Provision of Replacement Filters:
Grease filters will need a thorough deep clean to keep the equipment working at maximum efficiency. Our specialists will take out and degrease all the filters in order to clean them properly. The filters are dismantled and placed in our solution dip tanks/chemical baths. This process removes carbon and grease deposits.
Despite regular cleaning, the efficiency of grease filters will decline in line with their use, and will need to be replaced.