Please select which type of Ventilation you are interested in having cleaned:

 

  • Grease Extract (noun) (GREES-X-TRACT) AKA: Kitchen Extract, Grease Pipes

 

A grease extract system is a ventilation system constructed by specifically designed ductwork to vent grease-laden flammable vapours from commercial cooking equipment such as ovensdeep fryers, and grills to the outside of a building. These systems are regulated both in terms of their construction and maintenance, forming part of the building’s passive fire protection system. The cleaning schedule is typically dictated by building insurance provides based on BESA TR19 guidelines, and evidence of cleaning must be kept on file for compliance purposes. Due to the high flammability of grease deposits, if these systems are not cleaned regularly and thoroughly, they can be considered serious fire risks

  1. Air Supply (noun) (AER-SOPL-AII) AKA Air-Con, Con-Air, Air Intake

Ventilation is provided by an Air Handling Unit (AHU) and is used to control indoor air quality. Excess humidity, odours, and contaminants can often be controlled via dilution or replacement with outside air. However, in humid climates more energy is required to remove excess moisture from ventilation air.

Bright Hygiene provide fully approved, professional grease extract/ventilation deep cleaning service from the canopy to the atmosphere point where accessible.

With the increase in ventilation fires many insurance companies require regular cleaning of grease extract systems in order to reduce the risk.  It’s crucially important that you check with your insurance provider as to the frequency of grease extract cleaning they specify to ensure that warranties remain in place.

Picking the right provider is also crucially important, as the quality of service undertaken may extend the system’s competencies.  This includes removing the harmful noxious gasses from the kitchen area, improve efficiencies of the fan unit to maintain a comfortable temperature within the work space and remove carbon deposits which are highly combustible from the internal surfaces of the system.

The introduction of access panels may be required in order to gain access to the ventilation system. The placement of these panels will be specifically chosen in order to provide access to the optimum level of the system. Bright Hygiene do not employ the use of remote access systems for the servicing of grease extract systems as this does not guarantee that all deposits have been removed and does not allow you or the fire safety officers to verify that a satisfactory service has taken place.   

We provide you with a certified and fully comprehensive post grease extract clean service report compliant with TR19 guidelines.  It gives you comprehensive details of the clean, before and after photos, a report on the condition of the system, schematics and importantly highlights any defects and deficiencies within the system identified during the service. These essential documents will provide you with key information to ensure that the system is working as effectively and safely as possible and the best news is they are included within the cost of service.  The report should be retained on site and a copy forwarded to your insurance provider.

Internal cleaning of all ductwork (supply and extract) using latest techniques
Access panels installed as required
A full clean of intake and extract grills
Report on filter condition
Report on any defects found within the system
Certificate and photographic evidence for proof of service for insurance purposes
Free survey to highlight requirements and provide the basis for a quotation.

Why is the flow of clean air to your workplace so important?

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and the Workplace regulations 1992 both require a “safe and clean working environment” which includes the air quality in your building, whether it’s a multi-level office building or a warehouse.

The effect of poor or inadequate air supply can and often does, lead to sick building syndrome (SBS).

The main symptoms associated with Sick Building Syndrome:

  • Dry or itchy skin or skin rash
  • Dry or itchy eyes, nose or throat
  • Headaches, lethargy, irritability, or poor concentration.
  • Stuffy or runny nose.

A study ‘Healthy returns? Absence and workplace health survey’ carried out by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) in 2011 revealed that indoor air quality costs UK businesses billions of pounds per annum in sick days.

The research also found that:

  • Office air can be up to 20 times more polluted than outside air
  • 30% of employees suffer from Sick Building Syndrome
  • Allergies cause 64 million sick days a year, costing British businesses 6 billion pounds
  • 5.7 million employees could be potentially allergic to their office air 
  • Employees suffering from allergies are 40% less productive
  • 70% of sick days are due to minor conditions e.g. colds, flu or hay fever
  • Average annual cost for absent employees is £760

To reduce the number of sick days ensure there is good quality air within your office and ventilation system

How Bright Hygiene can help.

Our team of specialists will carry out a detailed survey of your site, which will enable us to deliver a comprehensive ductwork cleaning service ensuring the supply/extract ductwork system is thoroughly cleaned from the fresh air intake to air handling unit(s) all the way through to supply diffusers/extract grilles.

All work is undertaken in accordance with BESA TR19 guidelines and British Standards BS EN 15780.

If you would like a free survey of your air supply then please contact us.

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