Purchasing a pizza oven for your commercial kitchen is one of the most expensive items in your kitchen. Because of the cost involved in pizza ovens, this is one commercial kitchen item that requires regular maintenance and cleaning, ensuring optimal performance at all times. Maintaining your pizza oven will ensure the quality of your pizza, the safety of your employees as well as reduce the fire risk in your commercial kitchen.

Dirty ovens tend to cook unevenly whereas a clean oven runs much smoother. Solid fuel burners must clean their exhaust systems regularly or risk a fire hazard.

But what is considered a solid burning fuel oven?

"Solid Fuel Burning Oven" means a chimney-connected device that burns solid fuel designed for purposes of cooking. When a solid burning fuel unit is used, it deposits what is referred to as creosote into the system or flue. The main issue with creosote is that it's extremely flammable. As the amount of creosote inside the chimney flue increases so does your risk of a fire in your commercial kitchen. This can pose a huge fire risk. By not having the creosote removed, you will not only run the risk of a fire but also be endangering your employees.

When it comes to the effective management and removal of creosote in your kitchen’s solid fuel system, there is just one solution. That solution is regular and professional cleaning by ECS Deep Clean Industries.

How often should you clean your pizza oven?

With proper cleaning, restaurant owners can provide their patrons with the unique flavours of solid fuel cooking, without the dangers associated with unmaintained creosote build-ups. Not only does it need to be cleaned to reduce fire risks, but your commercial kitchen’s pizza oven needs to be cleaned to avoid any unwanted smells, textures or flavours.

The prescribed frequency of cleaning your pizza oven is at maximum every 4 months according to the SANS regulations. Having an effective cleaning plan in place has never been easier than with ECS Deep Clean Industries.

Phone ECS Deep Clean Industries today to get your commercial kitchen and pizza oven professionally cleaned.

ECS Deep Clean Industries specialise in designing, manufacturing, maintenance and cleaning of ventilation and ducting systems that is associated with extraction systems.

The cleaning and maintenance of the ventilation and ducting systems is a highly specialized process with many health and safety risks if not done in a professional and responsible manner. These ventilation and ducting systems facilitate the discharge of the fumes and smoke from the preparation areas in the kitchen.

The extraction system of a commercial kitchen is made up two systems namely the extraction system and the return/make up air system. Both these systems is required to make the extraction system compliant with the latest by-laws. The ventilation and ducting can run for metres through buildings and shops to the exit points, which are mostly located on the roofs of buildings. 

ECS Deep Clean Industries manufacture and install all the components required in the ventilation and ducting system and these are generally made up to order. We will assess, report and repair where necessary to make sure that your extraction system is compliant. 

ECS Deep Clean Industries are located in Centurion, but we service Gauteng, North West, Limpopo, KZN and the Western Cape. 

Please contact us today if you have any queries or need a quotation.

Why is my extractor fan leaking oil?

A leaking extractor fan might have many causes.  ECS Deep Clean Industries are the specialists when it comes to extractor fan installations, extractor fan repair and cleaning thereof.

An extractor fan is certainly the hardest working appliance in all commercial kitchens, but often little to no attention is given to this highly beneficial appliance required by law in all commercial kitchens.  

Leaking extractor fans is a problem all commercial kitchens would like to avoid. The main purpose of an extractor fan is to trap dirt, grease and grime. But when your extractor fan starts leaking, it might drip on to burners and stove tops. A leaking extractor fan could have the following possible causes:

Your range hood needs cleaning – Over time, dirt, grease and grime build up in the range hoods and needs to be maintained and thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis. Leaving this matter unattended could result in further damage that might require the extractor fan to be repaired or could hold a fire risk to your property.

Your filter might be full – Like most appliances that filter air, your range hood ventilates using one or a series of filters to catch air pollutants. Over time, these filters will become full or clogged with oil and grease. When that happens, it could influence the functioning of your range hood. When your extractor fan is maintained and cleaned regularly by professionals like ECS Deep Clean Industries, you can prevent full filters that drip onto burners and stove tops.

Your fan is not functioning properly – If a key component of your range hood is not functioning properly or not working completely, it is time for extractor fan repairs. A range hood fan that is not in working condition, can’t filter the air and trap the particles in the commercial kitchen. Should you notice your vent fan spinning to slow or not at all, this might also be due to a loose or broken fan belt.

Ventilation - A ducted extractor fan generally has leaking problems because of the ventilation. If there is a hole or tear in any of the air ducts, it could be allowing moisture in and that could be the source of your problem.

ECS Deep Clean Industries work around your schedule ensuring that your extractor fan maintenance is done at a convenient time. Preventative care is always better than a commercial kitchen shut down due to leaking extractor fans.

Phone ECS Deep Clean Industries today for your extractor fan needs. We specialise in extractor fan repairs.

In need of an industrial extractor fan installation?  ECS Deep Clean Industries are not only the extractor fan installation specialists in Gauteng, we also deep clean and maintain your industrial extractor fan.

As a legal requirement in all restaurants, extractor fans must be installed and maintained to the prescribed by-laws. Extractor fans remove smoke, grease and fumes ensuring a safe working environment for all employees. However, there are several common extractor fan problems that can occur at any time.

Poor airflow – Extreme heat in an industrial kitchen can take its toll on the employees often working long shifts preparing the best food your restaurant has to offer. Stagnant air in an industrial kitchen is problematic and can lead to many different problems from a health point of view.. Poor airflow in an extractor fan is often related to the fan blade. Examples of possible problems might include:

  • Fan efficiency is affected.
  • Dirty fan blades and requires a deep clean
  • Dampers might be closed.
  • Leaks in duct work.
  • Dirty or clogged filters
  • Obstructed fan inlets causing system effects (No straight duct runs at fan inlet or outlet).
  • Fan not getting adequate air from outside.
  • Bad smell coming from the extractor fan 

Oil and grease accumulate in the filter of your extractor fans and therefor needs to be maintained. The most common cause of a bad smelling extractor fan is a dirty filter. Therefor it needs to be replaced (if possible) or properly cleaned. Without proper and regular cleaning, your extractor fan is unable to function at full capacity and might result in a fire hazard. Regular cleaning intervals are needed.

Noisy extractor fans

The noises you hear from your extractor fan might be more serious than you think. Leaving or ignoring the noises, might result in a total kitchen shutdown. The most common problems with a noisy extractor fan are often due to the motor struggling to keep the fan running. Leaving this matter unattended, might result in a burn out of the motor and then needs to be replaced. Determining where the noise is coming from, doesn’t have to be difficult when you have a company by your side like ECS Deep Clean Industries. With our team of specialists, we will determine the problem fast and efficiently.

Sudden increase in pressure drop

Excessive dust and grime loading due to a lack of maintenance and scheduled cleaning might result in a sudden increase in pressure dropping. Propper maintenance of your industrial extractor fan should be on top of your list when it comes to cleaning the kitchen.

ECS Deep Clean Services not only specialises in extractor fan installation, we can provide you with a healthy and clean kitchen environment making it a safe working place for all employees. ECS Deep Clean Industries supplies our valued clients with a certificate after the ducts, vents and extractor fans are cleaned making the visit from the health inspector something to look forward too.

Phone ECS Deep Clean Industries today for all your extractor fan installations.

ECS Deep Clean Industries, your specialists when it comes to extractor fans.

ECS Deep Clean Industries offers Fat Trap Cleaning and bio-dosing. When you book your Extractor Fan Cleaning you can ask to include your kitchens fat trap cleaning service also, alternatively, you can get the cleaning of your fat trap as a separate service. 

Also known as a grease trap, a fat trap is required in all commercial and industrial kitchens to prevent hot fat, grease and oil from entering the sewer system and causing blockages.

In order to prevent blockages of the sewer system due to accumulated fats and oils discharged from food facilities, many wastewater treatment agencies require a fat trap. Your commercial kitchens fat trap must comply with SANS 10 252-2, as referenced by National Building Regulations (SANS 10 400 P) in that the filtering of FOG needs to be sufficient in preventing any greasy fatty particles to enter into the drainage system. One of the best ways to maintain your kitchens fat trap is with bio-dosing, which in short mean we pour a bioagent that eats away the FOG into the fat trap. Then we do the cleaning of the fat trap unit on the specific basis required to match your kitchens FOG production.

Fat trap cleaning should be scheduled at least every 4 to 6 weeks, however depending in the size of your fat trap it does need to be maintained on a weekly basis.

Fat Trap Cleaning.

Cleaning grease traps prevent solidified fats, oils, and grease from sticking to the insides of the drainage pipes, which as a result traps food particles and other debris. When done in the right way, cleaning your kitchens’ grease trap will ensure a hygienic environment in your commercial kitchen. 

ECS offers many other services on top of the cleaning and maintenance of your kitchen’s fat trap. ECS Deep Clean Industries are specialists in the industry when it comes to Extractor Fan Cleaning extractor canopy cleaning, extractor system Installation, extractor canopy Filters as well as Extractor duct cleaning.

Don’t compromise on the health and safety standards of your commercial kitchen, call ECS Deep Clean Industries today for all your Fat Trap Cleaning and Extractor Fan Cleaning needs.  All our products are food safe ensuring client’s peace of mind.

Call us today for more information on our services or to request a quote.  

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