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Commercial Extraction Canopy Cleaning

By Andew Sutton

Simply, the main reason for having your commercial extraction canopy system cleaned is the potential fire hazard. To comply with your insurance policy and cleaning helps with the performance of your system and to stop the build-from grease, harmful bacteria and even substances like mud build up.

Even the best extraction system filter can never eliminate all vaporized grease that, together with debris, condenses onto the canopy plenum, duct and fan surfaces. This build-up now solely requires heat, which is available in every kitchen to trigger off a frightening process. A spark or flame is not necessary, as spontaneous combustion can occur, meaning that a dirty extraction system is a fire waiting to happen.

What happens is that the grease within the duct acts as a fuse, carrying fire through the duct and the building. In this way heat can spread rapidly following duct route and this may be difficult and dangerous for fire fighters to access and fight. Fire, smoke and hot gases might break out at any penetration, hole, joint or discharge point following heat-induced collapse of ductwork. Temperatures of up to 1200 degC transmit heat through the metal to distort, destroy or ignite the duct support hanger, packing materials, electrical systems and litter.

Recently, the insurance business is hardening its perspective on the issue. This is hardly surprising since the association of British insurers has recorded losses associated with kitchen extract fires rising from sixty-five million in 1998 to 107 million in 2004. The insurer’s loss prevention council suggests that the minimum of an annual clean of the entire commercial extraction canopy system by specialists is carried out, the exact frequency to be determined by reasoned risk assessment. Failure to comply with the terms of a policy may mean policy will be invalidated and cancelled.

Even the best extraction system filter can never eliminate all vaporized grease that, together with debris, condenses onto the canopy plenum, duct and fan surfaces. A spark or flame is not necessary, as spontaneous combustion can occur, meaning that a dirty extraction system is a fire waiting to happen. This build-up now solely requires heat, which is available in every kitchen, to trigger off the process of combustion.

It goes without saying that is therefore essential to carry out regular commercial extraction canopy cleaning to your kitchen extraction system. This should be carried out by a specialist contractor that should be able to offer you photos before and after and a certificate. Failure to do this could cause a breach of the Environmental Health Laws and may invalidate any insurance policy that you hold.

When choosing a specialist firm you should ensure that they are a member of the Heating and Ventilation Contractors Association and the FSB, and they should provide a ventilation degreasing service to HVCA TR19 level, covering all aspects of extraction system cleaning. Their experienced cleaning teams will be fully trained to wash all components of ventilation systems to the high standards required to confirm a secure and healthy atmosphere for your workers and customers.

They should also believe in customer care, and provide not only a deep clean service, but after care service with one of their maintenance plans that will begin at a competitive rate. Extraction systems never break down on a Monday morning at nine-o-clock, they usually go wrong on a Friday night or over the weekend! Their maintenance teams will aim to get you back up and running within 24 hours. This offers you peace of mind with the knowledge that you are in safe hands and that you have saved yourself from lost revenue and a damaged reputation.

There should be included in the service the cleaning of all accessible duct work, the fans, filters and canopy, pictures can be taken before and when and you will also receive a duplicate of the pictures along with a valid certificate which you can forward to your insurers.

Lots more info about a commercial extraction canopy and Commercial Extraction Canopy cleaning on the Canopy UK website. Andrew Sutton has been writing about extraction canopies and an extraction canopy for a long time.

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