One of the dirtiest ventilation hygiene operations but the one that if ignored can have the most devastating effects to a building.
Can a naked flame ignite grease lined ductwork? Of course the answer is yes, but it is not only naked flames that can cause kitchen extract and ductwork fires. High temperatures within ductwork can lead to ignition and the fire hazard is increased further by operational fan units supplying oxygen into the ductwork and also enabling the flame extension to travel further through the ductwork system. Ignoring kitchen extract cleaning within the correct cleaning cycles (the B&ES TR19 – Recommended cleaning cycles for kitchen extract systems can be found here) can be playing with fire and the legislation is now in place more than ever before to ensure if you have been negligent that it wont just be the fire damage to your facility you have to worry about.
B&ES TR19 outlines the correct cleaning cycles for each different type of cooking. OverClean Scotland advises our clients what cleaning cycle is suitable for the type of cooking taking place under their system. This takes into consideration the levels of grease and other contaminants rising through the canopy into the ductwork.
Our specialist cleaning not only removes the fire risk from the kitchen extract system meaning that the buildings’ insurance will stand up to a claim in the event of fire but, will also help prolong the life and maintain proper operation of other components such as fan units, fire dampers etc.
MAIN BENEFITS OF DUCTWORK CLEANING
- Reduce fire risk – comply with Fire (Scotland) Act 2005/Fire Safety order 2005 and DSEAR 2002
- Comply with insurance requirements
- Remove blockages
- Maximises Airflow
- Maximises Efficiency
- Reduce energy costs
- Prolong lifespan of plant equipment