Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration
Commercial Kitchen Duct Cleaning
Commercial kitchen duct cleaning is critical for the health, safety, and efficiency of your commercial kitchen. When grease builds up on the interior duct surfaces, it leads to bad smells and health and safety violations. It also creates a serious fire hazard if not properly maintained.
Robinsons Facilities Services provides professional commercial kitchen duct cleaning Yorkshire and across the UK to keep your business safe, clean, and compliant. As part of a Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) schedule, our expert technicians will regularly perform site visits to ensure your commercial kitchen ductwork is running at peak efficiency.
Or, if you’d like to learn more about our specialist commercial kitchen duct cleaning services, continue reading below.
The Importance of Regular Commercial Kitchen Duct Cleaning
Commercial kitchens require constant maintenance to comply with health and safety regulations. In a system that relies on ducting for ventilation, cleaning is one of the most crucial tasks and is legally required under the BESA TR19 regulation.
Commercial kitchen ducts need cleaning to:
- Reduce the fire risk that can occur if you have buildups of fat and grease.
- Maintain good hygiene standards and avoid the risk of contamination in the food you are preparing.
- Comply with health and safety regulations.
- Improve the air quality within your kitchen.
- Ensure that your kitchen is running as efficiently as possible.
When commercial kitchen ducts are not cleaned regularly, it can lead to serious consequences. Grease is highly flammable so, when left to build up, a fire can easily break out in the ductwork.
Environmental health officers may also check the ducting and ventilation system in your kitchen as part of their food hygiene inspection. So, to ensure the job is done right, it’s advisable to use a specialist kitchen duct cleaning service.
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What Is the BESA TR19 Grease Specification Guide?
The BESA TR19 specification was introduced by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) in 2019 to help prevent fire risks. It’s the industry-recognised standard for commercial kitchen ductwork cleaning providing a guide to best practices in commercial kitchens.
At Robinsons Facilities Services, our specialist commercial kitchen duct cleaning team closely follows TR19 specifications to ensure your kitchen is safe and compliant. By adhering to this regulation, High-Risk Combustion Load Levels (HR-CLLs) can be reduced by up to 83%.
How Often Do I Need Commercial Kitchen Duct Cleaning?
The frequency of commercial kitchen duct cleaning will depend on the type of food you are preparing, how often your kitchen is in use, and the level of grease and fat build-up in your ductwork.
Ideally, you should have a professional assess your commercial kitchen to determine how often you need to clean your ducts. They will take into account all of the factors mentioned above to set up an accurate cleaning schedule.
To give you a general idea of when commercial kitchen duct cleaning should occur, take a look at the table below:
|12-16 hours per day
|every 3 months
|6-12 hours per day
|every 6 months
|2-6 hours per day
|every 12 months
Commercial Kitchen Extraction and Ductwork Cleaning Service
At Robinsons Facilities Services, our team of professionals have decades of experience working with all types of commercial ventilation systems.
Our services include:
Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) Package
Our most popular package, the bespoke PPM package means you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your commercial kitchen ductwork system has been checked and maintained to the most stringent, professional standards.
We will work with you to create a customised schedule that fits around your busy commercial kitchen keeping downtime to a minimum. As well as kitchen duct cleaning, we also offer services in
Having our team of experienced engineers on site allows them to identify any potential issues before they become problems.
Trust Robinsons Facilities Services to keep your commercial kitchen safe and compliant all year round.
For those who need a more “as and when” service, we also offer reactive-only repairs. So, if you need a quick and professional commercial kitchen duct cleaning company, contact Robinsons Facilities Services today.
Need an emergency kitchen duct cleaning service? Look no further than Robinsons FS to get your commercial kitchen back up and running in no time.
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Breathing fresh air in your commercial kitchen begins with clean ductwork. Our team of experienced engineers is on hand to keep your commercial kitchen clean and safe. We work throughout Yorkshire and the entire UK so, wherever you need us, we’re there.
Commercial Kitchen Duct Cleaning FAQs
Ducting that has not been cleaned can cause worse energy efficiency and a decrease in airflow making it harder to control the heating or cooling. It may also increase the risk of a fire on the premises.
It takes around 4-6 hours for an average-sized kitchen but a large commercial kitchen with larger ducting and vents can take longer. It depends on the methods, and how dirty the ducting has become.
It can be messy, but a professional company will use drop cloths and other precautions to protect the walls, floors and other kitchen equipment.
Ducts should be cleaned on average every 3-6 months since grease and residue can build up quickly in commercial kitchens. More frequent cleaning may be needed for high-volume or greasy cuisine kitchens.
Our technicians thoroughly clean the entire ventilation system from the hoods to the roof exhaust fan. We clean the duct interiors, blower components, hanging strips and other grease traps.
We will work with you to schedule cleaning after-hours or overnight to minimise any kitchen service disruptions.
At Robinsons Facilities Services, we operate across Yorkshire and the entire UK. So, no matter where you’re based, if you need commercial kitchen duct cleaning, just pick up the phone and give us a call today at 01423 226578.