Filters

Grease Filter Exchange and Clean Service

Who We Are

We have been in the business of exchanging grease filters for over thirty years! With a requirement for a service to satisfy, insurance clauses, health and safety handbooks, patron safety, government legislation, environmental health requests, fire risk assessments, proof of due diligence, time constraints, increase of longevity, dishwasher maintenance and perhaps most importantly employee safety. It was our customers that identified a need for a competitive and efficient way for a regular filter clean. We are a family run enterprise with a passion and reputation for providing an excellent and unique service.

What We Do

Provide a cost effective kitchen grease filter exchange and clean service. Initially we carryout risk assessment of the filters based on type and volume of food product cooked then agree a frequency of exchanges. During the exchange visit our specialist technicians remove the dirty filter, replacing them with a clean one. The dirty filters are taken to our processing plant and cleaned under strict environmental and Health and Safety guidelines. Once clean, they stored ready for the next exchange visit. Within the industry there is a malpractice of chefs/ kitchen porters putting the filters through the dishwasher. The dishwasher chemical degenerates the filter and damages the dishwasher. Also in the majority of cases catering staff are not supposed to clean above head height.

Benefits of our Service

  • Fully risk assessed technicians in order to perform all work that is above head height.
  • Minimum disruption of service, exchanged within minutes, no disruption to service.
  • Increases longevity of the grease filter; life is increased due to our specialist cleaning techniques.                                
  • Improved airflow means better working conditions and healthier and happier staff.
  • A dedicated accounts manager and operations team on call for any questions or queries
  • Certificate of compliance for insurance companies to demonstrate due diligence.
  • Reduce risk of ventilation systems catching fire as filters are working to their optimum.
  • We supply second filter set, so no capital outlay for client.
  • Independent Quality Assurance scheme

 

If not clean
  • Potential fire risk
  • Invalidates the insurance.
  • Poor air quality.
  • Potential grease and food debris dropping in to food being prepared.
Self clean via dishwasher
  • Causes damage to dish washer, resulting in crockery not being cleaned correctly.
  • Filters do not work at their full potential.
  • The chemicals used in a dish washer degrades and corrodes the filter.
  • No independent record of cleaning being completed potential risk to staff from carrying out clean.
Self clean in kitchen
  • Risk of cleaning chemicals contaminating food and food surfaces.
  • Potential risk to staff from carrying out clean.
  • No independent record of cleaning being completed

 

External Guidance

Health & Safety Executive
The Health & Safety Executive estimate that 65% of commercial kitchens have inadequate ventilation and are not complying with current guidlines. A blocked and dirty extraction filter is a major cause of poor ventilation and fires.

Insurance
Increasingly more and more insurance companies are making it a condition of their policy that filters are kept clean in line with a Risk Assessment. The Risk Assessment should take into account the product being cooked, volume and frequency. The clean should be carried out by an independant contractor who should proivide a certificate of compliance as well as containing a copy off site.

Contract
The majority of Food Service Management contracts stipulate that catering staff will only clean up to hand height. Therefore, the cleaning of a filter should be undertaken by a specialised contractor or the clients trained maintenace team.