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Kitchen Ventilation Cleaning

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Kitchen Ventilation Cleaning

Help ensure that the ventilation system in your commercial kitchen is safe, hygienic and TR19 compliant to reduce fire risks.

Rentokil Specialist Hygiene is a BESA member, members of the Ventilation Hygiene Elite Scheme and provide TR19 compliant ventilation cleaning services for your commercial kitchen. Our kitchen extract cleaning service removes grease and carbon deposits from your extractor fan, kitchen canopy and ducting in line with BESA’s TR19 guidelines. A post-clean verification TR19 compliant report is provided as evidence of your compliance and includes photographs, recommendations and a cleaning frequency calculation using BESA’s predictive accumulation assessment table.

We also offer a kitchen ventilation system monitoring service for customers who are unsure if their system requires deep cleaning, or would like a report to demonstrate their current compliance with the guidelines. Our technicians take photographs and measure the levels of grease in your canopy, ductwork, ventilation and extraction system to include in the report, alongside recommendations and observations.

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Why is Professional Kitchen Ventilation Cleaning Important?

Cooking in commercial kitchens generates airborne grease, carbon and steam, which can condense on the inner walls of kitchen ductwork and extraction systems. These deposits can build-up and reduce airflow, create foul odours, increase fire risk and become a significant fire hazard.

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and equivalent national legislation in Scotland and Northern Ireland, a requirement is placed on the ‘responsible person’ to make sure action is taken to prevent fires, which includes carrying out a sufficient ‘Fire Risk Assessment. Due to the high risk of potential fire, kitchen extraction systems warrant close attention and should be included in this assessment. High quality kitchen duct and ventilation cleaning will help you ensure that your system remains safe.

BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) created the TR19 guidelines as a way to standardise commercial kitchen ventilation cleaning and maintenance, to help reduce the risk of kitchen fires. Regular cleaning of your kitchen’s ventilation system can help you remain in line with the guidelines and prevent fires. Additionally, many  insurance companies include specific conditions in their policies regarding the cleaning of your kitchen ventilation and extraction system. If a fire occurs and the cause appears to be associated with your system not being cleaned adequately, then it could jeopardize your policy.

Our Kitchen Ventilation Cleaning Service

BESA detailed criteria in their latest document update that service providers must meet in order to supply TR19 complaint kitchen ventilation cleaning. This ensures that companies are competent, accredited and providing a high quality service to help reduce kitchen fire risks. Rentokil Specialist Hygiene meets this criteria and offers a TR19 compliant kitchen ventilation cleaning service with the below features:

  • A comprehensive post-clean TR19 compliant report which includes recommendations, photographs and grease deposit measurements from each inspection point after deep cleaning has taken place, as well a recommended cleaning frequency based on BESA’s predictive accumulation assessment table.  A report with photographs and measurements is also provided as part of our inspection service.

  • TR19 extraction and duct cleaning service provided by a BESA member with a full understanding of the TR19 guidelines. We are also a part of the Ventilation Hygiene Elite Scheme and have access to the BESCA portal, so that our reports can be certified and audited. This also ensures that a Hygiene Certificate is provided to each of our customers.

  • Our expert technicians have completed BESA accredited training and are qualified Grease Hygiene Technicians and hold in date qualifications.

  • A reliable, responsive kitchen extraction cleaning and/ or monitoring service.

  • Local branches, so we are never far from your location.

We carry out our ventilation and extraction system cleaning service at times convenient to you, helping to ensure that there is minimal disruption to your business. Where access is limited, we can install access doors and access panels to help us carry out a thorough vent cleaning service. Alternatively, we use specialised remote brushing equipment to ensure that we are able to clean your system to its entirety.

Frequently Asked Questions about Kitchen Extraction Cleaning


  • Why should I have my kitchen extraction system deep cleaned?

    • Can support your compliance with insurance policies conditions and fire safety regulations.
    • To improve the hygiene levels and maintain a high standard of hygiene in your kitchen extract system, reducing the risk of cross contamination.
    • Increased kitchen extraction system efficiency with promoting the free flow of air.
    • Helps to reduce the risk of fire by removing carbon deposits and grease build-up.
    • The post-clean TR19 compliant report demonstrates acceptable hygiene levels in your commercial kitchen canopy and kitchen extract duct systems and demonstrates that you have taken fire safety precautions.

  • What is TR19?

    TR19 are guidelines of good practice created by the BESA, on the subject of the internal cleanliness of kitchen ventilation systems. TR19 guidelines are used to standardise cleaning and they recommend the monitoring and maintenance of kitchen ventilation and extract systems, to help reduce the risk of kitchen fires. The document was updated in July 2019 with more stringent guidance and criteria that service providers must meet in order to provide a TR19 compliant service, to help reduce the growing number of fires in commercial kitchens.


  • Is TR19 a legal requirement?

    The TR19 cleaning standards are guidelines and not currently a legal requirement, however many insurers use TR19 as a standard within their insurance policies and make it a condition of cover that planned maintenance is carried out. If your business does not maintain adherence to TR19, it could increase the risk of fire within your commercial kitchen and lead to higher insurance premiums.  In the event of a kitchen fire, your claim could become void if this evidence of compliance with TR19 is not provided, and if you have not used a TR19 complaint service provider.


  • How can our service help your extraction system become TR19 compliant?

    Rentokil Specialist Hygiene is a TR19 compliant service provider and our deep cleaning service is carried out in line with BESA’s guidelines. The technicians carrying out our kitchen extraction and ventilation systems have undergone BESA accredited training and hold indate qualifications. A TR19 compliant report is provided with every service and can be used as evidence of deep cleaning and your compliance. Our team are experts in TR19 and can offer advice, as well as a recommendation of cleaning frequency to help ensure that you remain compliant.


  • What kitchen ventilation system cleaning do we offer?

    • Extractor Hood Cleaning
    • Extraction Canopy Cleaning
    • Kitchen Vent Cleaning
    • Kitchen Duct Cleaning
    • Extraction Fan Cleaning
    • Kitchen Extractor Cleaning
    • Commercial Kitchen Extraction Cleaning
    • Extraction Cleaning
    • Ductwork Cleaning

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