Catering Equipment Cleaning: Heavy & Light Duty Equipment
Heavy-duty equipment includes Fryers, Grills, Oven Ranges, Steamers, Combination Ovens, Hot Cupboards etc. and are more prone to receiving heavy deposits of grease and baked on carbon.
Light-duty equipment in generally considered as equipment used in the storage or preparation of food e.g. tables, cupboards, dishwashers and fridge/freezers.
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.
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:
Grease deposits build up on the fan blades, reducing the fans efficiency. The buildup 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.
Supplying and Installation of access panels to all types of ducting
If access is un-accessible it is essential that a kitchen extract ductwork system, and canopy/plenum, is provided with access panels of sufficient number, quality and size to enable unrestricted access for regular cleaning and inspection of the internal surfaces and in-line components.
We supply and fit access panels in accordance with the requirements of DW/144 (2013) & DW/172: Specification for Kitchen Ventilation Systems (2005). The panels and frames are constructed out of the same material as the ductwork. They incorporate quick release catches, sealing gasket and thermal, acoustic and fire rated insulation properties equal to that of the duct to which they are fitted.
At the time of a system survey, a detailed schematic or system description will be provided, highlighting any known areas which are currently inaccessible and therefore, will remain un-cleaned. We advise clients of any known inaccessible areas, the reason for their inaccessibility and, if possible, the likely cost to provide full and free access.
Structural Cleaning: Floors, Walls & Ceilings
As part of our top to bottom kitchen deep clean we start by cleaning the ceiling, followed by the washing down and cleaning of all the walls. All surfaces including wall mounted shelving and pipe works will be thoroughly degreased and cleaned to eliminate the buildup of grease deposits that can cause bacteria to multiply. Lastly the floor of the kitchen will be scrubbed and cleaned out using the appropriate chemicals.
This is vital to ensure outside contamination being brought in on footwear and food dropped does not build up creating harmful bacteria.