Specialist Kitchen Duct Cleaning & Extract Cleaning Services

For 30 years, APT has been a trusted to ensure the cleanliness of commercial kitchens. Proper kitchen duct cleaning and extract cleaning are vital for maintaining a clean kitchen, complying with health and safety regulations, and minimising the damage that neglect can cause.

We understand that this can seem like a huge task, that’s where we come in. Our tailored end-to-end commercial ventilation cleaning solutions have helped hundreds of companies including: BBC (S4C), Holiday Inn, Neath & Port Talbot Council and more.

Our kitchen duct cleaning service complies with British Standards and Food Standards Agency Guidelines. Our accredited team are well versed in providing solutions for all commercial kitchen duct cleaning projects.

To find out more about our kitchen duct cleaning services and how we can help you remove the headache out of kitchen extract cleaning, chat to one of our experts today at 0800 0723 773.

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What Kitchen Duct & Extract Cleaning Services do you provide?

We can provide one-off kitchen duct cleans, pre-audit/inspection cleans (in compliance with relevant standards and guidelines) and we generally recommend scheduling regular kitchen extract cleaning services to ensure compliance at all times for those unexpected visits. As experts in commercial kitchen ductwork and extraction cleaning, we provide:
  • Air duct cleaning
  • Baffle cleaning
  • Canopy cleaning
  • Cooker & cookerhood cleaning
  • Duckwork cleaning
  • Equipment & machinery
  • Gas fittings

At APT, we’ve been helping commercial kitchens of all sizes with their duct & extract cleaning. Our kitchen duct cleaning services extends to cleaning the whole kitchen, including, walls, floors, equipment, cookers, extraction equipment, cold stores and more.

The process is vital to maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of commercial kitchen settings, and when regularly carried out can be ensure you stay in business.

Our clients have improved their hygiene standards, boosted productivity, and created safe working environments while reducing costs through the use of APT’s commercial kitchen duct cleaning and extract cleaning services.

Here’s how we helped Swansea University with their kitchen duct cleaning:

“APT was recommended to us and was called at last minute to clean the kitchens and food outlets. We had been let down by our previous provider. I have to say that the kitchens and utensils have never looked so good, I was honestly blown away, the pans were as good as new. APT got us out of a real hole. I recommend APT to everyone.”

Matthew Emmanuel – Carillion Services Manager

To find out more about the projects we have been involved in, visit our case studies hub.

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Kitchen Extract Cleaning Tredegar – David Taylor Garages

David Taylor Garages in Tredegar needed urgent assistance with their Kitchen Extract Cleaning & Ductwork Cleaning. In compliance with Food Standards Agency…

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Professionally Clean Canteen – Atlantic College

APT were called into help Atlantic College with their Clean Canteen. The Kitchen needed Commercial Kitchen Cleansing Services to make it clean & safe.

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Industrial Cleaning Contractors – Pride Oils

Pride Oils relied on APT’s Industrial Cleaning Contractors for improved factory cleaning, hygiene, and cost efficiency. Experience the APT difference.

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Food Factory Machinery Cleaning Using Our Dry Ice Blaster – HOVIS

We were approached by HOVIS to tackle machinery cleaning and production line cleaning at their Manchester Food Factory. Find out how we used our Dry Ice Blaster to clean their entire factory and their production line, whilst minimising disruption.

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Reviving Cleanliness: TR19 Certificate Cleaning for Future Inn, Cardiff

Future Inn required APT’s assistance with their Kitchen Deep Cleaning. To achieve compliance with TR19 Standards, we supplied a TR19 Certificate post-clean.

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Food Production Factory Cleaning Chepstow South Wales – Roha

APT was commissioned by Roha UK Ltd to deep clean and sanitize their food ingredient manufacturing plant in Caldicot. We identified key areas requiring attention and provided cost-effective solutions for cleaning machinery and high-level surfaces.

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Professional Kitchen Cleaning Cardiff – Viva Brazil

Viva Brazil enlisted APT’s services to deep clean their kitchen and extractors. Parts of the equipment required extra attention due to heavy grease build-up.

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Commercial Kitchen Deep Cleaning Wales – Swansea University

APT saves the day with commercial kitchen deep clean in Swansea after previous cleaners bail. Seven kitchens and five food areas fully sanitised and restored. TR19 Achieved.

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Professional Duct Clean – Abergavenny Fine Foods

Abergavenny Fine Foods urgently needed Professional Duct Cleaning Services for their facility. As a local business, APT stepped in to support them. Read more…

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Restoring Hygiene: A Clean Kitchen for Elan Valley

Maintaining cleanliness & hygiene is paramount. Elan Valley trusted APT to restore cleanliness with Kitchen Deep Cleaning. A Clean Kitchen = a safe workplace.

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Food & Beverage Industry Cleaning – Stainless Technologies

APT worked with Stainless Technologies, providing them with F&B Industry Cleaning. Swarf removal, Machine degreasing & Industrial Floor Cleaning.

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What are the benefits of Kitchen Duct Cleaning?

Maintaining a clean and hygienic kitchen environment is essential for the health and safety of both customers and employees. Kitchen duct cleaning is an important aspect of this, as it helps to prevent contamination, reduce fire risk, and improve air quality. Compliance with relevant UK legislation is also crucial. Here are four key benefits of kitchen duct cleaning:

Improved hygiene: Regular cleaning of kitchen ducts helps to prevent the build-up of grease deposits, dirt, and other debris, reducing the risk of contamination and improving overall hygiene.

Improved air quality: A build up of grease and debris in kitchen ducts can lead to poor air quality, which can be problematic for those with allergies or respiratory issues. Cleaning the ducts regularly helps to improve air quality and reduce the risk of health issues.

Reduced fire risk: Grease build-up in kitchen ducts can pose a significant fire risk, especially in commercial kitchens. Regular cleaning helps to reduce this risk and prevent fires from breaking out.

Compliance with legislation: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Fire Safety Order 2005 and TR19 standards require employers to take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of their employees, which includes regular cleaning of kitchen ducts. Compliance with these regulations is important to avoid potential legal issues.

Kitchen duct cleaning is a critical aspect of maintaining a safe and healthy kitchen environment, improving hygiene, air quality, and reducing fire risk. Furthermore, it is essential to comply with relevant legislation to ensure the safety of employees and customers.

Contact us today to discuss your kitchen duct cleaning requirements. Our expert team can provide over the phone advice and arrange a site survey to discuss your kitchen extract system cleaning needs.

Why use APT for your Kitchen Extract Cleaning?

Looking for a professional and reliable commercial kitchen extract cleaning service? Look no further than APT! If you’re not already convinced, here’s why you should use us for your kitchen duct cleaning:

Comprehensive cleaning services: We will remove grease deposits from extractor fans, plenums, and ductwork. Our cleaning chemicals are approved, food safe & eco-friendly ensuring that surfaces are thoroughly cleaned to the BESA guidelines.

Experienced professionals: Our team inspects and cleans the fan blades, motor, belts, and bearings to ensure that the entire ventilation system is clean and free of grease deposits.

Certified & insured: Our hygiene manager checks and verifies your current insurance policy, our cleaning is tailored to their requirements.

Adherence to best practices: We adhere to BESA recommendations for kitchen duct cleaning, and TR/19 for internal cleanliness of ventilation systems.

Customised cleaning schedules: We tailor our cleaning process to your kitchen’s unique needs. High-usage kitchens require  duct cleaning every quarter or monthly, while lighter-use kitchens have different schedules.

Free quotes and advice: We offer free quotes and advice without obligation. We will discuss your new project and provide customised cleaning solutions.

Our technicians are fully trained to carry out duct, plenum and extractor fan cleaning. Don’t settle for cheap and unreliable commercial cleaning companies – choose APT for your kitchen extract cleaning needs! Contact us today at 0800 0723 773.
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Ductwork & Extraction Cleaning FAQs

Extract cleaning, also known as kitchen extract cleaning or extraction cleaning, is the process of removing accumulated grease, dirt, and other debris from the ventilation system of a commercial kitchen. This includes extractor fans, plenums, ducts, and other components that make up the ventilation system.

Extract cleaning is crucial to ensure that the kitchen operates safely and hygienically. Accumulated grease deposits in the extractor system pose a significant hazard to health and safety, as they can ignite and cause a devastating fire. Additionally, grease deposits provide a breeding ground for bacteria and attract pests, compromising the overall hygiene of the kitchen.

At APT, we offer comprehensive extract cleaning services that include the removal of all grease deposits from extractor fans, plenums, and ducts. Our cleaning process involves the use of specialised cleaning solutions and equipment to ensure that all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned. Our team of experienced professionals inspects and cleans the fan blades, motor, belts, and bearings to ensure that the entire ventilation system is clean and free of grease deposits.

We understand that each kitchen has unique circumstances, which is why we offer tailored cleaning solutions to meet your specific needs. Our extract cleaning services are compliant with BESA guidelines and fully meet all health and safety regulations.

If you’re looking for a reliable and professional extract cleaning service for your commercial kitchen, look no further than APT. Contact us today to discuss your extract cleaning requirements and receive a free quote without obligation.

At APT, our team of experienced professionals follows a comprehensive cleaning process to ensure that your kitchen exhaust ducts are cleaned to the highest standard. Our process includes the use of specialized cleaning solutions and equipment to remove grease and other contaminants from all areas of the ductwork. We also inspect and clean the fan blades, motor, belts, and bearings to ensure that the entire ventilation system is clean and free of any potential fire hazards.

Here’s an overview of our kitchen exhaust duct cleaning process:

  1. Pre-cleaning inspection: We perform a detailed inspection of your kitchen exhaust ducts to determine the extent of the buildup and the areas that require special attention.

  2. Covering and protection: We cover all nearby surfaces to protect them from any cleaning solution or debris that may be dislodged during the cleaning process.

  3. Cleaning the ductwork: We use specialized cleaning solutions and equipment to remove grease and other contaminants from all areas of the ductwork.

  4. Cleaning the fan blades and motor: We inspect and clean the fan blades, motor, belts, and bearings to ensure that the entire ventilation system is clean and free of any potential fire hazards.

  5. Post-cleaning inspection: We perform a final inspection to ensure that all areas of the kitchen exhaust ducts have been thoroughly cleaned and meet all health and safety regulations.

By choosing APT for your kitchen exhaust duct cleaning needs, you can have peace of mind knowing that your kitchen ventilation system is in the hands of experienced professionals who use the latest cleaning techniques and equipment. Contact us today to schedule a cleaning service or to learn more about our kitchen exhaust duct cleaning process.

Cleaning a kitchen hood duct is an essential task for maintaining fire safety and proper hygiene in any commercial kitchen. Here is a general overview of the process:

  1. Turn off power: First, make sure to turn off the power to the hood and any associated equipment.

  2. Remove filters: Remove the grease filters from the hood and soak them in a degreasing solution.

  3. Access the ductwork: Remove any access panels to the ductwork, and use a vacuum to remove any loose debris.

  4. Scrub the ductwork: Using a specialized duct cleaning brush, scrub the interior of the ductwork to remove any grease buildup.

  5. Rinse the ductwork: Once the ductwork has been scrubbed, use a pressure washer or hose to rinse the interior of the ductwork.

  6. Reinstall filters: Once the filters have been soaked and cleaned, reinstall them in the hood.

  7. Test and inspect: Finally, turn the power back on and test the hood and associated equipment. Inspect the ductwork for any damage or areas that may need further cleaning.

It’s important to note that kitchen hood duct cleaning is a specialised task that should only be performed by trained professionals. At APT, we offer comprehensive kitchen extract cleaning services, including the cleaning of all ductwork and associated components. Our team of experienced professionals uses specialized cleaning solutions and equipment to ensure that all surfaces are thoroughly cleaned, compliant with BESA guidelines, and fully meets all health and safety regulations. Contact us today to learn more about our kitchen extract cleaning services.

According to BESA’s recommendations, kitchen extract ducts should be cleaned at least once a year. However, heavy-use kitchens such as those in busy restaurants, hotels, and food processing plants should be cleaned more frequently, ideally once every quarter or even once a month.

It is essential to note that some insurance policies may require more frequent cleaning to maintain fire safety compliance and ensure that the policy is valid.

Ultimately, the frequency of kitchen extract duct cleaning will depend on the unique circumstances of each kitchen, including the cooking type and hours of operation. Therefore, it is recommended to consult with a specialist commercial ventilation cleaning contractor like APT to determine the optimal cleaning schedule for your kitchen.

Removing grease from ducts requires specialised equipment and cleaning solutions. The process involves a combination of mechanical and chemical cleaning methods to remove accumulated grease deposits from ductwork, fan blades, and plenums.

First, a professional technician will inspect the ductwork to determine the extent of the grease buildup and assess any potential fire hazards. They will then use specialised equipment such as rotary brushes, compressed air, and high-powered vacuums to loosen and remove the grease deposits.

Next, a cleaning solution specifically designed to dissolve grease will be applied to the ductwork to break down any remaining grease and sanitise the surfaces. The solution is typically left to sit for a period of time to ensure that it has time to work effectively.

Once the solution has had time to work, the technician will use high-pressure hot water or steam to flush out the ductwork and ensure that all remaining grease and debris is removed. The entire process is conducted in compliance with industry standards and guidelines to ensure that the ductwork is cleaned thoroughly and safely.

The frequency of kitchen extract duct cleaning depends on several factors, including the type of cooking operations and the frequency of use. Heavy-use commercial kitchens may require cleaning every three months, while lighter-use kitchens may only require cleaning once a year. It is important to consult with a professional cleaning service to determine the appropriate cleaning schedule for your kitchen extract ducts.

Cleaning thick kitchen grease buildup can be a challenging task that requires professional expertise and equipment to ensure effective and safe results. At APT, we have a team of experienced professionals who use a systematic process to establish the type of cleaning products and equipment needed to clean your kitchen extract ducts thoroughly.

Our process begins with a thorough inspection of your kitchen extract ducts to determine the type of grease buildup and the extent of the damage. This helps us to choose the most appropriate cleaning solution and equipment that will effectively remove the grease without damaging the ductwork or leaving any harmful residues.

We use a range of specialized cleaning products and equipment, including high-pressure steam cleaners, rotary brush systems, and environmentally friendly degreasers. Our professionals will use their expertise and the most appropriate equipment to safely and effectively remove the grease buildup in your kitchen extract ducts.

In conclusion, attempting to clean thick kitchen grease buildup without the necessary expertise and equipment can be risky, and it may not yield the desired results. We recommend that you leave this task to professional companies like APT who have the necessary experience, equipment, and expertise to clean your kitchen extract ducts safely and effectively.

The cost of kitchen extract cleaning can vary depending on the size and complexity of the system. Each job is unique and requires a tailored approach, which is why it’s hard to provide a general estimate. At APT, we offer competitive pricing and provide a free quote based on your specific needs. Contact us today to learn more.

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At APT, we’re dedicated to offering the best duct cleaning and extract cleaning services in the UK. Using our own specially-developed products and proven techniques, we specialise in affordable cleaning services that help you save money in the long run.

To learn more about our duct cleaning and extract cleaning services, contact our experts. We’re ready and waiting to answer any queries or – if you’re already sold on our services – arrange a free site survey.