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Don’t let your ductwork hygiene standards slip

Is your internal ductwork in great shape? Or should you be doing more to keep it in better condition?

It’s easy to forget about your extraction system. But the ducts that collect smoke, steam, grease, cooking odours and fumes away from your environ are there to make sure the air quality in your kitchen allows for a safe and pleasant place to work. Like your canopies, extractor fans and filters, your ductwork is a hugely important part of your kitchen’s infrastructure – even if you might not always be aware of how hard it’s working behind the scenes.

Here are 3 reasons why you need to keep your ductwork clean, all year round.

1. Regular cleans will ensure your ductwork meets BESA standards

Your ductwork must be cleaned once a year in order to adhere to TR19 regulations. These are the standards that govern how ductwork should be cleaned, tested, and inspected.

Legally, your systems don’t need to meet TR19 requirements – but it’s standard practice within the industry for catering and hospitality companies to carry a TR19 certificate that proves their commercial ducts have been cleaned and de-greased to a suitable level. Our ductwork team can provide this document once they have completed the clean for you – they’ll send it straight from our office, accompanied by the pre- and post-photographic report.

2. Ductwork that’s working efficiently will help to keep your bills down

As businesses, we’re all feeling the effects of the cost of living crisis, and we’re all looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint. So, you’ll probably be pleased to learn that keeping your ductwork clean will keep your entire system working more efficiently. In turn, this will lead to significant savings compared to ductwork that’s full of built-up grease and oil deposits, because these kinds of blockages will place a strain on your extraction equipment, not to mention use unnecessary energy and shorten its lifespan.

3. You owe it to your staff

As an employer, you have a legal (and moral!) obligation to make sure your employees can enjoy a safe, hygienic, and comfortable working environment. The condition of your ductwork will play a vital role in keeping your kitchen free from nasty smells and potentially harmful toxins and chemicals that could lead to staff sickness further down the line. Invest in keeping your ductwork clean, and you’ll be investing in your team’s health – and you really can’t put a price on that!

There’s no need to carry out ductwork cleans yourself. TWO Services have you covered. You can learn more about our commercial ductwork and extraction cleaning services here.

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Please pass on my big thanks to the team who were involved in our recent Deep Clean – TWO did an excellent job.

Location Manager Baxterstorey

"TWO Services carry out our deep clean service and work around the times we are able to provide. They are most helpful whatever the problem and always give us a superb quality of service"

Maintenance Manager The Hurlingham Club

I would like to thank the team at TWO for the support provided over the last 2 years. The support we get from the customer service team is above and beyond.

Business Support Manager Elior, UK

Over the years we have come to know the staff; they are the most helpful people we have found in the kitchen clean and maintenance industry.

Maintenance Manager The Hurlingham Club

Following a recent deep clean the kitchen was left immaculate, thank you very much.

Baxterstorey Chef Manager