Cleaning your commercial kitchen canopy in-house

Industrial and commercial extractor fans are used to remove cooking emissions and steam from the industrial or commercial kitchen.  With today's modernized extractor systems we know that they are more functional than older versions of extractor fans and equipped with many different types of filters to minimize the build-up of grease and grime.

Even though these modernized extractor systems can remove most of the grease, steam, and debris from the air, they still need to be cleaned properly and certified by a professional cleaning company. Without the proper cleaning procedure, you are building a breeding ground for unwanted bacteria and germs in your kitchen.

Can I Clean My Commercial Or Industrial Extractor System Myself?

Cleaning your Commercial kitchen in-house can be very dangerous and is not advised. Cleaning a commercial or industrial kitchen extractor system yourself can be compared to a fireman trying to extinguish a fire without foam or water. No doubt that this will be an impossible task to accomplish without the right equipment.

Cleanliness and safety are not the only essential ingredients of a well-managed kitchen but also a mandatory requirement by The South African National Standards (SANS). Due to the importance of the components in the extraction system, this crucial kitchen component needs to be maintained and deep cleaned regularly.

What Are The Implications Of Cleaning Your Extractor fan?

Without proper maintenance, nothing can function normally. Extractor fans are composed of many important parts and filters in order to provide you with a safe working environment in your commercial or industrial kitchen.

Should one of the extractor fans' main components stop working (whether it be lack of cleaning or maintenance) the restaurant runs the risk of a fire or upon health inspection, closure due to failure to comply with the Health and Safety Regulations.

For the safe preparation, handling, and serving of food, your commercial kitchen needs to comply with rigorous Health & Safety Standards. The SANS1850 by law requires a deep clean of any commercial or trading extractor system to be cleaned every six months, failure to do so can result in a hefty fine or even closure of a business.

Dangers of un-cleaned extraction systems:

  • Major fire risk;
  • Reduced efficiency of your extraction system causing your kitchen to smoke up;
  • Causes oil build-up to leak through duct joints, damaging ceilings, and staining walls;
  • Provides the ideal breeding ground for bacteria and unpleasant odors;
  • Environmental health hazard;
  • Serving of contaminated food;
  • Endangering the lives of your commercial kitchen staff;

Failure to carry out regular extraction system cleaning presents a significant risk to your business. Apart from the fire risk, an uncleaned extraction system poses a significant health risk. ECS Deep Clean Industries are experts in the servicing of commercial kitchen extractor fans, a service that requires specialized execution. Upon completion of the extractor system cleaning, which includes the cleaning of the extractor fan, a compliance certificate is issued for that system. The certificate serves as proof that the system is OHASA and SANS compliant.

ECS Deep Clean Industries ensures the best quality soap is used during the deep clean service of your commercial kitchen or extractor system. ECS Deep Clean Industries use a chemical which is non-hazardous to human, biodegradable and is completely food safe. We can provide the MSDS Sheet to support this claim.

Finding a canopy cleaning specialist in Pretoria has never been so easy. Go to our website,, select the date for which you require our services, and submit. Alternatively, you can call us for your quotation.

ECS Deep Clean Industries have many services to offer. Not only are we your canopy cleaning specialist in Pretoria, but we also install and maintain extractor canopies. For a full list of services by ECS Deep Clean Industries, please visit our website or phone us.

ECS Deep Clean Industries – The canopy cleaning specialist in Pretoria