A common scenario of how a kitchen exhaust fire starts is this:
- A flame flares up on the stove or fryer
- The fire contacts the filters above the cooking equipment on the kitchen hood.
- The grease laden filters ignite.
- Since the exhaust fan is on, drawing air into the hood, through the filters, and up the duct, the flame on the filters is pulled into the duct.
- If significant grease residue exists on the duct interior, this can act as a fuel and the fire spreads up the duct, perhaps all the way into the fan.
Included with every About Cleaning Canopy & Commercial Kitchen Canopy Cleaning Services:
Each clean is carried out to meet Section 7 of TR 19: Guide to Good Practice – Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems issued by BESA (Building Engineering Services Association)
Canopies thoroughly degreased internally and externally.
Plenum chambers cleaned
Grease filters cleaned. Any damage or defects are reported
Any defects from your fire suppression system are reported
Stainless steel canopies are polished
Full Risk Assessments & Method Statements provided
A full post clean report is generated (electronic copy)
Certificates of compliance (electronic copy & laminated copy to display)