TR19 Duct Cleaning

If regular cleaning and maintenance of your kitchen grease extract systems is not carried out, air flow efficiency is reduced and this can lead to the ideal environment for bacteria and cockroaches to thrive, as well as becoming a major fire risk.

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What is TR19 Duct Cleaning?

TR19 Duct Cleaning is the industry standard that governs best practice of the cleaning and maintenance of ventilation ducts. Commercial kitchens produce several dangerous by-products such as grease and dust. These are extracted by the ventilation ducts and collect on the inside of the duct work. These deposits can pose serious risks to health and safety as they promote the growth of harmful bacteria. They also prevent effective ventilation and are an extremely dangerous fire hazard. Regular cleaning maintenance should be undertaken by an accredited industry professional. If not done it can put staff, customers and businesses themselves at serious risk. Moreover, they could even leave you liable in the event of an incident and invalidate your insurance.  

What is the benefit of TR19 Duct Cleaning?

Firstly, a TR19 Duct Clean ensures you are compliant with UK regulation and will protect you from liability and invalidated insurance in the event of an incident. TR19 duct cleaning can also help to improve the airflow in your kitchen, significantly reduce the chances of bacterial growth, reduce the risk of a fire and even improve your hygiene rating. As usage varies from kitchen to kitchen, our dedicated in-house project management team can help to design a bespoke maintenance schedule that works for you and your business needs.

What does the process involve?

We will assign you a dedicated project manager who will liaise with you to determine the needs of your business. Firstly, they will work with you to create a bespoke service schedule and can provide an initial survey of your property to ensure the schedule meets your needs. Once done, your project manager will organize access, permits and any other on-site requirements. Our expert cleaning team will then complete the visit, taking detailed photographs before and after cleaning has taken place. These are then fed back to your project manager along with a detailed report, highlighting the team’s findings and recommendations on remedial works. Your project manager will then create a remedial prioritization schedule and organize any necessary works to be completed. Follow up cleans of your properties must be completed every 3, 6 or 12 months depending on your needs.

Our expert team remove solidified cooking oils and carbon deposits, leaving your extract fans hygienically clean.

We provide full TR19 compliance certification and reports for you and your insurers. With our certification and reports, you can trust that the job has been done correctly.

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Why do I need a TR19 Kitchen Extract Cleaning?

Why is Kitchen Extract Cleaning Required?

Insurance companies impose policy conditions on appliance maintenance and system cleaning. In order to meet insurance company requirements and to provide an accurate record of cleaning performance, a report is necessary as a record for the client. At Green Zone we provide a full TR19 Report, containing before & after photographs and schematic drawings.

How often does my kitchen extract system need cleaning?

How often your kitchen extract system needs to be cleaned depends on how many hours per day the kitchen is operational. All kitchen extract systems require professional cleaning at least once a year. Kitchens that are in continuous use, fast food, high grease contaminated extract systems may require more frequent, monthly deep clean to remove the fire risk and improve hygiene.

What does our Kitchen Extract Cleaning Involve?

Ductwork cleaning is a specialist contractor activity and should be carried out by an appropriately trained specialist. At Green Zone we use a variety of different methods to achieve the required results from specialist mechanical brushes to air pressure systems and manual methods using specialist chemicals.

What Are the Risks of Not Having My Kitchen Extract Cleaned?

The build-up of grease in an extract system forms a hidden combustion load and during the cooking process flammable vapour is given off from cooking oils at temperatures between 200 & 300 degrees centigrade. A fire can occur when spontaneous ignition takes place at 310-360 degrees centigrade. The older the grease, the lower the ignition point hence why regular cleaning is of paramount importance. When grease ignites, fire spreads rapidly through the duct and can ignite surrounding materials along the ductwork path consequently transferring the fire. In effect, systems laden with grease can propagate what started as a small kitchen fire, causing major building destruction.

Why Green Zone Surveys for your TR19 Kitchen Extract Cleaning

We provide specialist extractor hood and duct cleaning service which operates to HVCA TR19 standards and supply certification after every extractor hood and duct clean for insurance purposes. We also take before and after the clean photographic evidence. For all the latest information on Kitchen Extract Cleaning call now on 0844 292 0631

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We Help To Improve Your Hygiene

The build-up of grease also presents a hygiene hazard which can lead to foul odours and even pest infestation. If the system is not extracting at its full efficiency then, in some cases, this can lead to an unhygienic ‘backwash’ of air into the cooking area. COSHH requires that sufficient steps are engaged to remove hazardous substances from the workplace.

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We Produce a Full TR19 Report

Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) formerly HVCA have introduced a specification for cleaning kitchen extraction systems, including canopies, ducts and vents known as TR19. This guide meets the requirements of both the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) as well as insurance company guidance regulations. It’s important to follow the specifications stipulated in the TR19 guide so as to keep the extraction system clean, minimise the risk of fire within the system and meet insurance requirements. By removing grease build up from ducting, it also reduces bacterial build up.

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We Ensure You are Carrying Out Your Legal Duty

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – requires building operators to assess fire risk & to take steps to prevent or remove the risk. Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 – requires ventilation systems to be “cleaned as appropriate”. COSHH Requires that adequate steps are taken to remove hazardous substances from the workplace.

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