Welcome to the Swiftclean survival guide.

Our three simple steps to survival: Inspect; Clean; Comply.

Compliance equals protection

In each of the areas of specialist cleaning which we provide, there are industry regulations, standards or guidelines with which you must comply by law.  Being able to demonstrate that you have done your best to comply, either with TR/19 on ductwork cleaning, BSEN 15780 on ventilation cleaning, or L8 on legionella control, stands you in good stead in case the worst should happen.

If you are able to demonstrate that you haven’t been negligent, but have fulfilled all your responsibilities, you will gain protection against possible prosecution and will help to safeguard your property’s buildings insurance too.

Whether you need kitchen extract cleaning, water tank cleaning or ventilation cleaning, three simple steps are all it takes to ensure that you meet your obligations under the law.

Inspect; Clean; Comply.

If that’s too many, here’s just one step:

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Too many of the nation’s kitchen extract systems are clogged with grease – and that’s a fire hazard.   This is bad news any time of year, but in summer, when temperatures rise, the risk is heightened.

The answer is simple, and it comes in three steps:

1. Inspect the level of grease in your extract system.  Not sure how to measure?  Let the experts do that for you.

2. Clean off the grease.  This will require an expert as it has to be done in accordance with TR/19 guidelines, which govern the cleaning of ductwork.  You will need a competent specialist professional cleaner to help you meet your legal obligations.

3. Comply with TR/19 guidelines.  That means cleaning regularly.  How often will depend how much use your kitchen gets all year.  Again, an expert can work out a cost effective schedule that will keep you legal and compliant. You will also need documentation to prove that you have carried out that cleaning in accordance with TR/19.  We provide this for you.

Our handy online Compliance Checker will tell you if you’re on the right track to compliance.

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Waterborne diseases are a potential serious problem in any communal water system where large quantities of water are stored, typically in a high level cold water tank.  In warmer weather, particularly in shut down periods, the temperature of static water will rise, creating perfect conditions for bacteria such as legionella to form.

Three simple steps will help ensure water hygiene and safety:

1. Inspect your water tanks regularly.  We recommend you check at least once a year that tanks are clean, sound and free from rust, vermin and algae.  If you aren’t sure what you are looking for an expert inspection will tell you what you need to do.

2. Clean tanks thoroughly and make any repairs need.  Replace the tank if necessary.  Cleaning should be carried out in accordance with L8 guidelines concerning legionella prevention.  If you don’t understand these, then it’s best to get an expert to do it for you.

3. Comply with L8 standard.  If you’ve modified the system or changed the use of the building since its last risk assessment, you need to conduct a new risk assessment.   If you have any doubts how to do this, consult a member of the Legionella Control Association; fully qualified to L8 standards.

It’s easy to check whether you comply with the relevant guideline or standard using our online Compliance Checker.

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Dirty ventilation is not only unhealthy; it’s also more expensive to run.  Clean ventilation helps a building’s occupants remain healthy, and that means better attendance, less absence and greater productivity in commercial buildings.  Clogged up fans consume more electricity to run, so a clean system is more economical too.

There are three simple steps to a healthy ventilation system:

1. Inspect your ventilation system.  It’s too easy for the ventilation system to be out of sight and out of mind.  How do you know when your system needs cleaning?  Sometimes it’s obvious, but if you’re not sure, it’s even more important to call in an expert.

2. Clean away the build-up of dust and fibres.  Your usual cleaning team will not be able to do this for you as it has to be carried out in accordance with TR/19 guidelines.  You also need to meet BSEN15780 requirements for cleaning ventilation systems.  Our technicians will help you provide a healthy indoor environment and meet all your obligations as a responsible person.

3. Comply with TR/19 guidelines and BSEN15780 standards.  How often you need to clean the system will depend on which of the different classifications your property falls into according to its use.  An expert will help you to determine which category applies and what you need to do to comply.

If you’re not sure if you’re compliant, we have two online Compliance Checkers to put you in the picture fast; our Ventilation Compliance Checker and our Air Handling Compliance Checker.

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