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Getting a Grip on Grease

By February 1, 2013News

Effective kitchen extract ductwork cleaning to TR/19 isn’t just a matter of good hygiene – it’s a vital fire prevention measure too.  And it’s one that your insurance company will assume that you are carrying out as part of your legal duties.  If this isn’t the case, you need to take some expert advice.

As cooking is carried out, kitchen exhaust stream inevitably contains airborne fats, oil and grease.  As they come into contact with the colder surface of the extract ductwork, they form deposits.  If not removed at regular stipulated intervals – which depend on how much your commercial kitchen is used – these deposits become a breeding ground for insects and bacteria, but also a potential fire hazard.

Insurance companies don’t like fire hazards.

The leading recognised industry document which sets out the recommendations for effective removal and of grease and thorough cleaning is known as TR/19.  It might not be specifically stipulated in your policy that your kitchen extract ductwork is cleaned to the standards of TR/19, but it’s an assumption on the part of most insurers that you will be meeting your legal obligations for their cover to be effective.

If you aren’t having your kitchen extract ductwork cleaned to this standard, which is what all Swiftclean operatives are trained to, you need to have it cleaned as soon as possible and then on a regular basis to stay legal and – effectively, to be sure you really are insured against the worst happening.

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