Kitchen Extraction Hygiene

The regular cleaning and maintenance of kitchen extraction systems is essential on both hygiene and fire safety grounds because during continued use over a sustained period of time grease and other flammable substances accumulate within the ductwork, creating health and fire hazards.

Cartel's experienced team of kitchen extract cleaning engineers will first assess your business then advise and recommend which cleaning regime is best suited to your circumstances.

Cartel has extensive knowledge of the effect of different types of food and cooking usage, this alongside recommendations from the HVCA (see table below) form the basis of maintenance programmes to keep fire risks to a minimum and hygiene at the highest level.

Heavy use 12-16 hours per day 3 monthly
Moderate use 6-12 hours per day 6 monthly
Light use 2-6 hours per day Annually

On completion of all works Cartel will issue a hygiene certificate, which can be displayed, allowing staff and customers alike to be assured that the kitchen is clean, legal and safe. In many cases this is an insurance requirement.

"The correct maintenance and use of cooking appliances and ventilation systems will help prevent potential fires."

HVCA DW/171 19.3

"Failure to implement these maintenance procedures will cause an accumulation of grease and dirt in the ventilation system which will promote the growth of bacteria, increase the risk fire, reduce airflow through the kitchen and impair the overall system performance and efficiency."

HVCA DW/171 25.15

For further information on Cartel's kitchen extract cleaning services click here to email us or call 01992 812522 to speak to one of our team.