Commercial Kitchen extracts & ducting ventilation cleaning in plymouth and surrounds
OCD Cleaning Services provide a full range of Kitchen Extracts and Ducting Ventilation cleaning services across the South West. As a company, we have been established for a number of years, with fully qualified and friendly staff that care about the quality of service they produce. We are confident in the cleaning services that we provide, so much so that we offer our GUARANTEE Of SERVICE. If you are not completely satisfied with the service we provide, we will look to reimburse your costs.
TR19 regulations are the guidelines that govern good practice for the cleaning of ventilation ducts. TR19 regulations should be followed by anyone carrying out kitchen duct cleaning services and should have been studied and trained by taking a certified TR19 grease competency training course.
What should I know about TR19 regulations?
There are many health and safety aspects involved in the TR19 guidelines and it is important to understand these fully from both regulation and insurance perspectives. Health and safety legislation, safe cleaning methodology and hazard and fault awareness needs to be understood but as well as this, a working knowledge should have been gained by a certified service provider. For this reason, any training should have been undertaken in a purpose built training suite, that is fully equipped with the relevant practical equipment.
Does my current service provider have the appropriate accreditation?
In order to correctly follow the TR19 regulations, cleaning operatives must have a good knowledge, and be able to put into practice, proper rotary brush cleaning techniques for vertical and horizontal ductwork. They must also be able to demonstrate proper hand cleaning techniques and safe system isolation. System surveys may be required, using photography and inspection robots in order to quote effectively for any perspective clients. All of this information is covered in full on our TR19 ductwork cleaning course, as is confined space exit and entry training and system access fitting on circular and rectangular ductwork.
What are the consequences of not having my grease extract system cleaned regularly?
If regular cleaning is not undertaken, fats, oily deposits and fibrous particles can accumulate in kitchen extract systems, reducing air flow efficiency and producing a warm greasy environment for bacteria and cockroaches to breed. These areas, if not professionally maintained, can quickly become a fire risk and can be a major cause of the spread of fire in food production establishments. Under certain circumstances flame or very high temperatures can ignite the grease causing fire to spread rapidly through the duct. Therefore, it is of particular importance that grease extract systems are regularly inspected and cleaned as required, to ensure they do not pose a major potential fire risk at any time. In addition to this, failure to ensure regular cleaning of kitchen grease extract systems can invalidate buildings insurance cover. We are aware of many cases where insurers have refused to pay out on millions of pounds worth of claims following fires where the insured has not complied with the warranties on their buildings insurance policies regarding regular cleaning of the grease extract systems.
View essential advice from BESA on how to identify potential fire hazards in a grease extract ductwork system here: Fire Hazard advice from B&ES.
The services we offer in grease extract:
FREE quotation/technical advice cover the entire South West region
Work carried out to relevant BESA, BSRIA and Health & Safety guidelines and regulations
Cleaning to ensure compliance with current Health & Safety regulations
All works fully certified and post clean reports provided with full photographic evidence
Complete satisfaction or your money back guaranteed
Kitchen grease extract systems cleaned in compliance with buildings insurance requirements and Fire Safety regulations
Method Statements and Risk Assessments provided site specific as required
Rapid response to client needs
FREE CONSUMER INFORMATION
We will truthfully answer any query you might have, no matter how big or how small. In addition, please call us and ask for a free health check on your home or premises. A health check is much more than a price quote. We will tell you exactly what we can do to clean and improve your premises, how good it will look, and how long you can expect it to stay clean. We will figure out the approximate cost, and prepare to give you the best cleaning available. We believe in providing a full service before, during and after each and every clean.
YOU GET AN EXACT APPOINTMENT
You can book an appointment request via our answering machine service. Usually, we will have your cleaning done within a week of calling us. You won’t hear us saying, “We’ll be there between noon and five pm.” We give you an appointment time within a one-hour window of our arrival. If we are ever running late, we’ll call or text you to let you know that we are running behind due to traffic or spending that little bit longer on our previous client's requirements. With our regular maintenance programmes, your premises need never look dirty again
REGULAR MAINTENANCE PACKAGES
When we have cleaned for you, please ask about our regular maintenance programmes. When you agree to a regular maintenance programme, OCD Cleaning Services will arrive regularly in order to keep your and your home or business up to a standard of cleanliness that you would like. Our regular cleaning programmes can be tailored to suit your particular requirements.
A WORD OF WARNING
We can’t clean everything like new, but we’ll tell you up front what we can or cannot do. Plus, because our services are designed to be the most thorough, they may not be for everybody. If all you want is a cheap brush around the dirt clean, then we respectfully request you call another cleaning company. Some cleaning companies are non-certified, untrained and indeed use “Bait and Switch Tactics” (bait you with a low price and once in your home or premises switch you to a higher price).