Canopies and Grease Extract Systems
The importance of cleaning canopies and grease extraction systems.
So why do we take cleaning canopies and grease extraction systems so seriously……. can they just be cleaned when they look dirty? There are many reasons why commercial kitchens need to keep their canopies and grease extraction systems, as clean as possible.
New updated regulatory advice, TR19 from the Building and Engineering Services Association (B&ES), means that commercial kitchens have an even greater responsibility to keep their extraction systems maintained, with a thorough cleaning programme.
DeepClean Hygiene Solutions Limited are specialists in TR19, helping businesses across the region reduce the fire risk that grease build-up poses in kitchens.
DeepClean Hygiene Solutions follow TR19 guidelines to safeguard your business:
Reduce the fire risk
Research has shown that if commercial kitchens have thoroughly deep cleaned canopies and grease extraction systems using TR19 as a guide, the potential impact of fire in the kitchen is greatly reduced.
Compliance with fire safety legislation
To make sure fire risk is minimised all commercial kitchens must adhere to certain fire safety legislation. In order to be sure that you meet this legislation the canopies and grease extraction systems must be cleaned and maintained to the standards given in section TR19. Regular cleaning of canopies and grease extraction systems using TR19 gives a long term plan that is fully documented for insurance purposes.
|Perceived level of grease production||Typical Example||Cleaning Intervals (months) Daily usage|
|Up to 6 Hours||6-12 Hours||12-16 Hours||16+ hours|
|Low||No significant production of grease laden aerosols during normal daily food production operations.||12||12||6||6|
|Medium||Moderate production of grease laden aerosols during normal daily food production operations.||12||6||4||3|
|High||Heavy, significant or continual production of grease laden aerosols during normal daily food production operations.||6||3||3||2|
Achievement of environmental health standards
To be able to trade, commercial kitchens must achieve certain environmental health standards. In order to do this the cleanliness of all canopies and grease extraction systems must meet certain standards set by the Environmental Health Agency. Failure to do this puts the business at risk of fines and possible closure as well as risking the business gaining a bad reputation with suppliers and customers.
Compliance with buildings insurance policies
All buildings insurance policies will have different criteria that must be met, but they will all include specifications for how internal equipment stored and used in the building should be maintained. Insurers will have a ‘Fryers Warranty’ that will state the cleaning and maintenance requirements of grease extraction systems.
Improves efficiency of equipment and ventilation systems
This means that your equipment will perform to the best of its ability improving your working environment and prolonging the life of your equipment.