Importance of cleaning your industrial kitchen during the National Lockdown

Every business owner in South Africa and across the world has put certain safety measures in place with regards to the Covid 19 pandemic. But are you sure you have done enough to ensure that the risk of infection stays low in your commercial or industrial kitchen?

Taking your employees into consideration, they are placed in a vulnerable position in order to provide a service to both you and the public. Under normal circumstances, it is hard enough to clean a restaurant and to keep it clean during all times, not even to mention under these extremely difficult times with the Covid 19 pandemic.

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Health and safety should be on top of everyone's list.  This virus is spreading rapidly, and there is ample more reason to have your industrial kitchen cleaned and sanitized after every conducted business day to help prevent cross-contamination and infection rates between employees as well as the people that visited your establishment.

Without the proper cleaning and sanitation after every business day, you are at risk of having your business, which has already lost an income several months, be shut down again. ECS Deep Clean Industries have trained staff that cleans, disinfects, and sanitize your kitchen to ensure that you can maintain a clean working environment.

There are several points that need to be sanitized daily, namely:

  • Clean and disinfect any surface that hands may have touched in your industrial kitchen
  • Door knobs or handles and push plates;
  • Kitchen surfaces for food preparation;
  • Utensils and equipment;
  • Handles of all the equipment doors and area surrounding;
  • Equipment operating pushbuttons;
  • Handles of the dispensers ;
  • Refrigerator handles and area surrounding;
  • Refrigerator and freezer plastic curtains;
  • Soap dispenser push plates at handwash sink 

These are to name just a few of the areas in the kitchen that needs to be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized daily in order to help your establishments industrial kitchen remain open and help prevent the spread of the virus.

ECS Deep Clean Industries have trained staff that can make the dreadful task of sanitation a lot easier on a daily basis. With our deep cleaning knowledge and experience, we will do the deep cleaning and sanitation for you. All our chemicals are food safe ensuring you have peace of mind.

 

 

We all know the provisions that have been put in place by Government that we must adhere to for businesses to be operational. And during these financially difficult times, all businesses must be innovative towards their new approach to how business should be conducted.

To curb and help prevent the spread of the virus in workplaces, we need to ensure a safe working environment for each employee as well as ensure that clients enter the premises that adhere to the latest Government regulations.

According to the latest regulations, it stipulates that every public institution, such as schools, restaurants, and industrial kitchens should be sanitized each day to ensure a safe working environment for the following day.

ECS Deep Clean Industries takes this matter very seriously and therefore we expanded our services to accommodate the amount of industrial and restaurant institutions that need to be sanitized on a daily basis. Being in the deep cleaning industry for many years and ample experience, we are fully capable of sanitizing business such as industrial kitchens and restaurants as stipulated by law under the current lockdown level 3 conditions.

ECS Deep Clean Industries can sanitize your restaurant and industrial kitchen and supply you with a certificate upon completion of sanitation.

ECS Deep Clean Industries specialize in the field of deep cleaning and sanitation of restaurants and industrial kitchens but we have many other services to offer. Visit our services page on our website to see the other services we have to offer.

 

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Different parts of an extractor fan and their functions.

Extractor fans are composed of many different components but consists of three main components which we will take a look at today: a skirt or capture panel to contain the rising gases (also known as the "effluent plume"), one or more grease filters, and a fan or tangential blower for forced ventilation.

The first component we will be discussing is the different types of filters. There are different types of filters depending on the type of extractor fan you have installed. The first filter we will look at is the baffle grease filter.

What is a baffle grease filter?

Baffle grease filters are installed to manage commercial kitchen grease and regulate exhaust ventilation and are generally made of stainless steel. Baffle grease filters safely guard the exhaust vents to keep flames or flammable debris from entering the ducts, and they capture grease vapors and particles to prevent them from building up in the ventilation system.

What is a charcoal filter?

The charcoal filter is fitted to recirculating cooker hoods to removing the cooking odors, they are positioned above the grease filter so that the air passing through them is free of grease. Charcoal filters cannot be cleaned but need to be replaced about every 9 to 12 months, but this does depend upon the usage of the cooker.

Now for the fan. What is the purpose of the fan?

The mechanical fan is above the stove or cooktop in the kitchen. It removes airborne grease, combustion products, smoke, odors, heat, and steam from the air by evacuation of the air and filtration.

Why do I need to know what the functions are of the extractor fan and the different components?

It is important for a restaurant owner to know what is going on in the kitchen and how the systems operate as well as arrange for the necessary cleaning of these systems.

As a business owner, you need to ensure that your commercial kitchen is complying with the National Health Regulations and have the necessary appliances installed and cleaned at frequent intervals. A failing health inspection grade halts operations and results in high repair or cleaning costs depending on the reason for failing. This can also result in loss of revenue.

Site Inspection can be a frustrating and stressful experience. And infractions can have a major impact on your business. Cleaning is incredibly important in the foodservice industry for preventing cross-contamination and passing site inspections and health inspections. It’s imperative that you clean your business regularly and thoroughly. But, with so many things to clean in a restaurant, it can be difficult to remember all the individual cleaning tasks that you need to take care of and how regularly you need to clean your equipment. 

Hiring an experienced company like ECS Deep Clean Industries who is certified and affiliated with and/or endorsed by Governmental Agencies and Independent Associations, you are sure to pass any health inspection. Upon completion of the inspection, ECS Deep Clean Industries will provide you with the necessary certification. 

ECS Deep Clean Industries specializes in the replacement of all major components of extractor fans, installation, and the deep cleaning of your commercial kitchen. Our services are in accordance with SANS regulations. The cleaning service of ECS Deep Clean Industries includes the specialized cleaning of the canopy, filters, tanks, fat traps, ventilation, chimney ducting, fan motor and cowls.

ECS – Your one-stop Deep Cleaning specialist.

Is solar panel maintenance necessary?

Solar systems or green energy has taken the world by storm. Everyone wants to be able to generate a greener source of energy which is a step in the right direction both financially and economically. With unreliable power sources, we need to start taking steps to enable us to generate our own power.

Solar Panel Maintenance is a necessity if you want your green energy system to work for you. Your solar panels need to be exposed to sunlight in order to produce power to its full capacity. Solar panels need to be cleaned at regular intervals for optimal results. Dirty solar panels could lose 20% - 50% of their output if not kept clean.

How often does my solar panel system require maintenance or cleaning of the solar panels?

ECS Deep Clean Industries help our clients to meet their obligations, maintain the optimum output of your solar system, and aids in preserving your investment in your solar system. Therefore ECS Deep Clean Industries advises our client that cleaning of solar panels should take place at the beginning of winter for the colder months or every 6 months. Solar panel maintenance is necessary before winter. As the season's change, dust accumulates on your photovoltaic panels which affect the capacity of which the solar panel is able to catch and transform the sun rays into energy.

Solar panel maintenance is an important step in maintaining the optimal output of your solar system. Let ECS Deep Clean Industries help preserve your investment by opting for our professional cleaning solar panel services. 

ECS Deep Clean Industries have been in the deep cleaning industry for many years and has extensive experience in the cleaning industry. Phone us today for professional service delivered every time.

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ECS Deep Clean Industries knows the importance of an extractor cleaning certificate. Therefore, when it comes to complying with the National Health and Safety Regulations, ensuring that you are aware of what is required by law.

Being informed and staying on top of these regulations enables you to make the best business decisions when it comes to your commercial kitchen. You always have to ensure that your business stays compliant and operational.

Failure to comply with the Health and Safety Regulations with regards to commercial kitchen extractor system can result not only in a substantial fine but could lead to a temporary or even permanent seize of operations:

• Certificate of compliance with the NFPA-96 guidelines – Failure to comply with the NFPA -96 guidelines may result in a fine or the closing of your restaurant until such cleaning has been done in accordance with the act.
• - SANS 8-3.1.2 When a vent cleaning service is used, a certificate showing date of inspection or cleaning shall be maintained on the premises. After cleaning is completed, the vent cleaning contractor shall place or display within the kitchen area, a label indicating the date cleaned and the name of the servicing company. It shall also indicate areas not cleaned.

ECS Deep Clean Industries will provide you with the necessary extractor cleaning certificate after cleaning your vents and hoods and keep your service history should any insurance or Health and Safety officer require such information.

It is imperative that you have a professional deep cleaning done as well as the cleaning of your kitchen equipment on a regular basis at least every 6 months in accordance with SANS.

ECS Deep Clean Industries not only delivers a full extractor system inspection, we check for leaks in the ducting, check for rust as well as inspect the panels inside the extractor filter to ensure there is no abrasion on the filter which an lead to the filter breaking or preventing proper suction. Cleaning of your commercial will take place after hours to ensure that your restaurant has no loss in revenue due to the cleaning process.

Phone ECS Deep Clean Industries today for your extractor system’s deep cleaning and receive your extractor cleaning certificate today.

ECS Deep Clean Industries – Always there for you when you need us.