Grease Extract Ductwork Cleaning & Commercial Kitchen Deep Cleaning For Suffolk Eateries

If you run a Suffolk eatery it makes sound business sense having regular grease extract ductwork cleaning and commercial kitchen deep cleaning programmes in place. Managing Director of Indepth Hygiene Services, Richard Norman, explains what you can expect when you have these services from his specialist teams.

Grease Extract Ductwork Cleaning


Firstly, it’s important to point out that under the Fire Safety Order if you run a commercial kitchen you may be liable to criminal prosecution if you fail to carry out fire risk assessments or take appropriate action to protect the safety of the building and this includes ductwork.

Even the smallest build-up of grease in ductwork can be a potential fire risk and because very often ductwork runs through an entire building a fire can spread within seconds. The danger is made worse because grease, under the right conditions, can self ignite. Just cleaning grease filters will not stop grease laden air passing through and accumulating in ductwork and on extractor fans.

Only a specialist contractor such as Indepth Hygiene Services can clean grease extract systems and help to eliminate the fire risk.

Before we start, we’ll carry out a detailed survey of your grease extract ductwork system. We’ll provide a photographic and written “assessment of risk” report – free of charge. Our report will describe any remedial action that needs to be taken to eliminate any identified risks.

When we start the work, we’ll cover all equipment and surfaces with polythene sheeting. We’ll then thoroughly clean the entire grease extract ductwork system not just areas which are accessible. If necessary, we’ll fit access hatches into the ductwork to allow easier access for future ductwork cleaning. All the work we do is undertaken in accordance with standards laid down in the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) fully approved Industry Standard of Excellence TR/19.

Commercial Kitchen Deep Cleaning

Our kitchen deep cleaning services can assist you to comply with Food Safety and Health & Safety regulations. The Indepth Hygiene Services team will help you identify the exact areas which need deep cleaning – areas which may be missed during normal routine cleaning. We’ll provide a free no obligation fully detailed survey report on the hygiene and safety status of all installations and equipment (with accompanying costings).


After we’ve prepared your commercial kitchen for a deep clean, we’ll dismantle all the components. This could include the fan units, oven trays, oven tops and grease filters, and other heavy soiled items. The components will be immersed in a dip tank filled with a suitable degreaser in line with the manufacturers’ instructions.

We’ll scrape grease off using scrapers or wire brushes and apply a solution. All cleaning chemicals and any dirt left will also be cleaned from all surfaces.

We’ll steam clean the ceiling and walls (including corners) and sanitise preparation and cooking areas. For the floor, we’ll use scrubbers, steam cleaners and will wet vacuum to make sure your floor areas are also thoroughly cleaned. We will remove all debris and rubbish and we’ll invite you to inspect our work.


After we’ve completed the grease extract ductwork cleaning we’ll provide an Insurance Industry approved Fire Safety Cleanliness Certificate. After kitchen deep cleaning, we’ll provide a Certificate of Cleanliness.  The Certificate of Cleanlines can be used as evidence for Health and Safety Inspectors, Insurers and Environmental Health Officers to show you have met your legal obligations to exercise ‘due diligence’.

With all our services, we’ll make sure to keep disruption to your business to a minimum. In fact, we’re happy to work at the best time to suit you including at night.

Indepth Hygiene Services covers all of Suffolk and beyond including Ipswich, Lowestoft, Haverhill, Newmarket and Stowmarket.

No Price Increase Guarantee

With all our services, we’re guaranteeing not to increase our contractual price for a minimum of three years, to assist the management and control of budgeting.

To find out how we can help your business with grease extract cleaning and commercial kitchen deep cleaning services in Suffolk contact us on +44 (0)333 456 0279 or emailing:

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