Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration
Commercial Kitchen Duct Cleaning
Commercial kitchen duct cleaning is absolutely essential to avoid a risk to public health in your kitchen. Duct cleaning helps with the hygiene of your kitchen, meeting health and safety regulations, and even helps to prevent a fire hazard.
Robinsons Facilities Services can help you with your duct cleaning in your commercial kitchen, as part of your planned preventative maintenance schedule. Our team of experienced engineers cover the whole of Yorkshire and can even help you with duct installation and ventilation systems for your kitchen.
Why Commercial Kitchen Ducts Need Regular Cleaning
Commercial kitchens require a lot of different forms of maintenance. In a system that relies on ducting for ventilation, cleaning is one of the most crucial tasks and it is not always something your team has the expertise to carry out.
Commercial kitchen ducts need cleaning in order 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 on a regular basis, it can lead to serious consequences. It is possible that a fire in your commercial premises can start due to a buildup of fat or grease in the ductwork.
Environmental health officers may also check the ducting and ventilation system in your kitchen as part of their food hygiene inspection.
What is the BESA TR19 Grease Specification Guide?
The BESA TR19 specification is the industry-recognised standard for commercial kitchen ductwork cleaning. It provides a guide to best practice in commercial kitchens and should be followed by any company that specialises in commercial cleaning.
It was introduced by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) in 2019 to help prevent fire risks.
When a commercial company cleans your ducting there is a chance they will work towards these specifications.
How Often Do I Need to Have My Commercial Kitchen Duct Cleaned?
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 give you an accurate cleaning schedule.
If your kitchen is only used for a few hours a day, an annual clean might be sufficient, but if your kitchen sees a lot more use, then a six or three-month window is much more suitable to ensure that grease and dirt levels don’t become dangerous.
If you have any other breakdowns or issues, you should also seek the help of our accredited and experienced professionals.
Ensure Your Commercial Kitchen is Compliant With Health and Safety Regulations
Commercial kitchen duct cleaning is an important part of maintaining a safe and compliant commercial kitchen.
We can offer cleaning along with ventilation system maintenance and other commercial kitchen maintenance services so that you can stay compliant, and enjoy peace of mind, knowing that your system has been checked and maintained to stringent, professional standards.
Robinsons Facilities Services can provide commercial kitchen duct cleaning services as part of our planned preventative maintenance packages. We understand the importance of keeping your commercial kitchen clean and safe, and our team of experienced engineers is on hand to help.
Working across Yorkshire, we cover North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and South Yorkshire and offer a fast, efficient response time to all breakdowns and repairs. Contact us today for all planned, reactive maintenance or emergency call out. Call 01423 226578 or get in touch to see how Robinsons Facilities Services can help.
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 in the premises.
Around four to six 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 it is possible to use drop cloths and other precautions to try to protect the walls and the equipment within your business.