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Kitchen Extract Cleaning

Kitchen Extract Cleaning

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Approximately 80% of kitchen extract systems in the UK have never been cleaned, and therefore pose a very serious fire hazard.

The associated fire risks develop as grease laden air is directly drawn from those areas above ovens, fryers and grills where the cooking process is taking place, via an extract canopy, ductwork system and discharged to atmosphere.

As a result, the build-up of grease within the kitchen extract ventilation system is highly combustible and acts as a potential ignition source. All it takes is a small fire from a pan or cooker to be drawn into the system where flames and heat can very quickly spread through a building.

To arrange your next kitchen extract clean, request a quotation or to discuss your kitchen extract cleaning requirements you can speak to a member of our Technical

Sales Team today on 0800 29 22 400, or fill out our simple Enquiry Form. 

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Kitchen Extract Cleaning: Your Legal Duties

  • The Health & Safety Executive in conjunction with The Association of British Insurers and BSRIA stipulate that kitchen extract systems should be kept clean to minimise fire and other risks.
  • The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 stipulates that by law the person responsible for the business premise must carry out a fire risk assessment and implement and maintain a fire management plan. Putting in place regular ventilation and kitchen extract duct cleaning will help to satisfy this law and remove the most common cause of fires within the kitchen.
  • The frequency of cleaning will depend on the level of system usage and the types and quantity of cooking, and the stipulations within your building’s insurance policy.

Recommended Kitchen Extract Cleaning Frequencies:

Listed below are recommended cleaning guidelines from BESA TR19 Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems, the frequencies relate to kitchen usage/grease loading on extract systems.

 Heavy Use  12 – 16 Hrs per Day  3 Monthly
 Moderate Use  6 – 12 Hrs per Day  6 Monthly
 Light Use  2 – 6 Hrs per Day  Annually


Regular kitchen extract cleaning will ensure your compliance with the Health & Safety Executive and Regulations, Workplace Directive, Fire Safety Order and buildings insurance provider. As a specialist service contractor we can provide regular testing and cleaning of your kitchen extract ductwork, extract fan units & grease filtration. Our kitchen extract cleaning solution complies with stringent regulatory requirements.

TR19 Section 7 is the industry recognised guidance for the cleanliness of kitchen extract ventilation systems, and is designed to be used in conjunction with the regulations and legislations that set out a building owner’s responsibilities in maintaining a clean and efficient kitchen extract system.