Did you know that insurers may not pay out if a fire was deemed your fault due to an unclean duct?

Duct Cleaning Fire Hazard

It is vital that kitchen extract ductwork is subject to regular safety checks and cleaning. One of the biggest causes of fires in commercial kitchens is due to a dirty duct.

Should a duct fire unfortunately happen, did you know that insurers may not always pay a claim if the duct system was found to be the cause of the fire spreading - especially if it could be demonstrated that the system was not properly cleaned or maintained.

Grease-laden kitchen extraction ductwork presents one of the most serious and common fire hazards in a building. Of the 24,000 accidental fires reported per year in commercial properties, around a quarter are attributed to cooking and extraction systems.

Kitchen extract systems are the ideal place for grease, oil and other residues to land, and if these deposits are left to build up within the duct, the coating can easily ignite and cause a fire to outbreak rapidly throughout the entire duct system. Most extraction ducts are linked to other parts of the building, and in some case, an entire property can be consumed by a fire, and the damage catastrophic.

The Building & Engineering Services Association (BESA) has stated that too many restaurant owners are ignorant to the fire risks posed by kitchen extraction ductwork and their legal responsibility to reduce the risk of fire in their premises.

Here at Interduct we have a simple solution; we offer our FREE survey that identifies and assesses the sources of risk, and creates a tailor-made cleaning regime for preventing and controlling the risk.

Our services ensure your kitchen extract ductwork is clean and fully compliant; we remove grease, thereby removing the risk of in-duct fires.

It is the responsibility of the Building Manager to ensure that kitchen grease extract systems (canopies, filters, ductwork risers and fans) in all commercial kitchens are compliant.

Book your free survey today by emailing us on info@interduct.com


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