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During cooking operations, the heated oils and fats vaporise and are extracted through the cooker hoods and other HVAC ducts. Here, they condense and solidify unseen, where they pose both a health and fire risk. Filters and air handling units are a breeding ground for many micro-organisms, mould, fungi and bacteria. These unwanted build-ups in your kitchen ducts reduce efficiency and can lead to premature failure of over-stressed kitchen duct cleaning equipment. Inefficient commercial kitchen extractor systems can also lead to complaints about air quality.
We are seeing increasing evidence that insurance companies are invalidating policies due to the failure to appoint a professional and an accredited kitchen fan extraction and canopy cleaning company to undertake grease removal. Many companies only realise this after the devastating effects of fire to their business. In many cases insurers have refused to pay out on millions of pounds worth of claims following fires where the insured has not complied with their contractual obligations or warranties on their buildings insurance policies regarding regular cleaning of the grease extract systems.
No matter how efficient your canopy filters are at trapping grease particles it is inevitable that deposits will start building up within the kitchen extraction and canopy areas. If you do not undertake kitchen extract duct cleaning on a regular basis the grease over time will become baked on and extremely difficult to remove. This will in turn reduce the effectiveness of the extraction system, shorten the canopy and fan’s life and create a serious fire hazard in the kitchen. In addition bacteria develops in the fatty moist deposits, this can become hazardous to health.
Due diligence is best – Kitchen extraction duct and canopy cleaning is imperative to ensure all the buildings occupants are not at risk from fire.
Kitchen Duct Cleaning Regulations
|Recommended Extraction Cleaning Service Intervals for Kitchen Ducting|
|Light Use||2-6 Hours A Day||Annual|
|Moderate Use||6-12 Hours A Day||Bi-Annual|
|Heavy Use||12-16 Hours A Day||Quarterly|