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Essex ventilation hygiene specialists provide you with a specialist duct cleaning service for your business.

We will conduct a full survey and risk assessment of your Kitchen and extraction system and provide a free quotation to complete the work. In addition we will identify any need for additional access panel installation, which will enable all sections of the ducting, fan and extraction to be satisfactorily cleaned.

All work undertaken is carried out by fully qualified engineers. A certificate of hygiene is issued after every full clean, which will count as proof that work has been carried out for both insurance and legal purposes. Ductwork is normally hidden above a ceiling and can pass through numerous walls and floors before reaching the discharge point.

These hidden sections require specialist attention for cleaning to TR19 standard. Grease extraction duct work if not kept clean poses a Substantial Fire Risk. Grease hva a potential fuel for a fire to spread throughout an extract system and hvva other areas of the building. The London Fire Brigade sources report that there is a kitchen extract ductwork fire on average every 9 days in Greater London alone, and insurers may not always pay a claim if the duct system was found to be the cause of the fire spreading, especially if it could be demonstrated that the system was not properly cleaned in accordance with their policy conditions or warranties.

Clean, fresh air in buildings is the key to safe, comfortable and efficient working conditions. It is essential hvvca the heating, ventilation and air conditioning HVAC ductwork systems are be kept clean.

Jvca cleaning can remove accumulated debris from the internal surfaces of both rectangular, round and oval section systems. If left unattended these systems will transmit dust particulate and bacteria which can be unsightly and pose a health hazard.


Mold, dust mites, pollen and other known allergens can become trapped in an air duct system. When the system runs, these allergens are released into the air. When air ducts are cleaned on a routine basis, these allergens are removed from hvxa system and the indoor air quality can hvcx improved. It is essential to use qualified and experienced kitchen-ductwork cleaners.

Under food safety legislation, it is the legal duty of the operator of a food business to maintain food equipment and premises in a clean condition.

The TR/19 Best Practice Standard from B&ES

Under the Fire Precautions Workplace regulationsthere is a legal requirement to undertake a formal fire safety risk assessment and to implement controls where a hazard is identified. The majority now stipulate as part of a building’s insurance terms the requirement for grease to be extracted from ductwork on a regular basis normally once or hca a year and a valid certificate be held for the work carried out.

States it is the responsibility of the employer hvvca ensure the health, safety and welfare of all staff and customers. An absence of adequate control renders the business operator liable hvcca criminal action. The absence of an effective system for maintaining ventilation extraction systems could readily lead to fire and subsequent injury or death of either building occupants or of third parties such as fire officers. Any such event would be likely to result in legal action.

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It states that where ventilation is provided by mechanical means the regulations stipulate that such systems are to be maintained including appropriate cleaning in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair. The Act prescribes that the occupier of a premises has a “duty of care” so far as is reasonably practicable to prevent risks of injury including any serious illness.

The Government is seeking to introduce the concept of “Corporate Manslaughter”, which has profound consequences for operators of food businesses. Those who fail to put into place the necessary measures, as part of an overall corporate strategy, to protect the lives of employees and others who might be affected by their services could face a prison sentence if death is caused by their criminal negligence.


This has a significant impact on installations such as ventilation extractions where a significant risk exists if the installation fails. The need for duct cleaning will depend on the level of usage, types and quantity of food and other risk factors such as vulnerability of the system to ignite and the potential effect on building occupants.

A planned, regular ventilation, ductwork, vent, fan and filter cleaning programme undertaken by Essex ventilation hygiene specialists will help to satisfy this law and minimise the most common cause of fires within commercial catering establishments. Regular, programmed system cleaning is essential to minimise the risk of fire outbreaks and bacterial growth, which could pose a serious threat to your kitchen environment.

All food businesses will get a rating from five stars to no stars, which will represent the combined score for compliance with food hygiene and safety. Essex Ventilation Hygiene Specialists can help you to achieve up to 5 stars. Please see the scores on the doors web site for more information.

If, for any reason, your extraction system develops a problem that could be cleaning related, we’ll come straight out to deal with it, day or night, 24 hours a day. On completion of work you will be provided with the following information. Access panels being fitted. The objectives of an effective kitchen ventilation system are to:. Inadequate ventilation can cause stress, contributing to unsafe systems of work and high staff turnover. Contact us any time and we will be happy to answer any of your queries on how to maintain the cleanliness of your extract ventilation system.

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