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TR-19 Kitchen Extract, Canopy & Ductwork Cleaning

With the ever-increasing awareness of indoor air quality affecting an occupant’s comfort, health and safety, the requirement to properly maintain the cleanliness of kitchen extract and ductwork systems is of paramount importance.

Maximum Climate Control’s team of kitchen extract, canopy and ductwork cleaners are ready at short notice no matter the size of the job. We operate from Hampshire and offer a range of kitchen cleaning services for restaurants, bars and other eating facilities up and down the UK – if you would like to know more about our TR-19 compliant kitchen cleaning services or receive a no obligation quotation, simply get in touch with our Service Team.

What are TR-19 regulations and how do they apply to commercial kitchens?

TR-19 is a set of guidelines published by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). These guidelines set out the minimum requirements for regular ductwork inspections, testing and cleaning of air conditioning, ventilation and kitchen extract systems.

It also defines the criteria for assessing the risk of fire, fire spread and potential contaminants in the ductwork system.

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How do you clean kitchen extraction systems?

This process consists of a thorough inspection of the entire kitchen duct system, including the fan, fire barrier, outlet, ductwork, and impellers. Additionally, all associated parts, such as grease filters, cowling, and access panels are removed and cleaned with care.

Recommended replacement of any defective or worn-out parts is also included in the procedure to optimise the system’s performance and ensure the safety of your chefs, waiters and kitchen porters.

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Commercial Kitchen Extract, Canopy & Ductwork FAQs

Our experts have put together a list of frequently asked questions that are intended to help anyone who manages or has control over a commercial kitchen and to understand the guidelines surrounding TR-19.

What are the benefits of having kitchen extraction systems cleaned?

TR-19 duct cleaning can offer several important advantages for commercial and industrial establishments. Firstly, by clearing away dust, dirt, mould, and other pollutants from the ducts, indoor air quality is enhanced, thereby decreasing the possibility of respiratory illnesses and allergies.

It is crucial to protect the health of those in the building by making sure the air inside is as clean as possible. Secondly, cleaning the ducts and other elements of the HVAC system may improve its efficiency, leading to lower energy bills and a longer service life. Not only does this save money, but it also reduces the environmental impact of the building.

What are the risks if I don't get my systems cleaned and inspected?

Kitchen extract, canopy and ductwork systems are highly susceptible to the accumulation of oil and grease deposits and other carbonised debris which, without adequate and regular cleaning, will diminish their performance and effectiveness and could lead to them becoming a fire hazard.

The build-up of oil and grease in a kitchen extract system ductwork can form a hidden combustion load. During the cooking process, flammable vapour is given off from the cooking oils at temperatures between 200 & 300 degrees centigrade. Should these vapours ignite, the fire can spread rapidly through the ductwork, transferring the fire along the way, potentially leading to the fire spreading throughout the entire building.

Aside from the risk of fire, the build-up of oil and grease represents a hygiene hazard which can lead to foul odours and even pest infestation. If the system is not extracting as its full efficiency, then, in some cases, this can lead to an unhygienic “backwash” of air into the cooking area.

With this and other commercial hygiene laws and regulations, such as the Food Safety Act 1990 and Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, subject to regular enforcement, it is essential that businesses possessing these systems ensure they are cleaned to TR-19 standards on a regular basis.

How often should kitchen extraction systems get cleaned?

The intervals between cleaning vary according to duty and deposit (grease) build up. Regular inspections will help determine the required cleaning frequency, however the TR-19 guidelines state the following in the below grid.

Failure to arrange regular cleaning of your extract, canopy and ductwork system may also put you in breach of your insurance policy thus leaving you open to significant financial exposure and, possibly, even prosecution.

Perceived level of grease production

Definition

Duty Service

Cleaning Frequency (mths)

Low

No significant production of grease laden aerosols during normal daily operation

Up to 6 hours

12

6-12 hours

12

12-16 hours

6

16+ hours

6

Medium

Moderate production of grease laden aerosols during normal daily operation

Up to 6 hours

12

6-12 hours

6

12-16 hours

4

16+ hours

3

High

Heavy, significant or continual production of grease laden aerosols during normal daily operation

Up to 6 hours

6

6-12 hours

3

12-16 hours

3

16+ hours

2

 

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Choosing a trusted kitchen extract and ductwork cleaner

Choosing a trusted kitchen extract and ductwork cleaner is crucial for maintaining a safe and hygienic environment in food establishments. These professionals should possess the expertise to effectively remove grease, grime, and contaminants, reducing the risk of fire hazards and promoting optimal system functionality. Additionally, trusted cleaners adhere to industry regulations, using approved products and techniques to prevent damage to equipment and ensure compliance with health and safety standards.

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At Maximum Climate Control, our kitchen extract, canopy and ductwork cleaners hold full qualifications and strictly adhere to the guidance outlined in the TR19 published by BESA. If you require a cleaning service that complies to TR19 or have concerns about the performance of your kitchen extraction systems, we are here to assist you.

Get in touch with one of our cleaning experts to receive a no obligation quotation or further advice on how to optimise your commercial kitchen!

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