December is certainly the busiest time of year when it comes to people's desires to go out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner during the holidays. Have you prepared your extraction system in advance for the month ahead?

Extractor Cleaning Services are a necessity when it is almost time for the December holidays. Ensuring that your kitchen can be functional, operational, and compliant at all times during the holiday will benefit your business. Maintaining your extractor system prevents "downtime" in your commercial kitchen. Cleaning your commercial extractor system is one of the most important aspects of your commercial kitchen and is not advised to be cleaned in-house.

There are professional extractor cleaning specialists such as ECS Deep Clean Industries that not only maintains your extractor system but keep your commercial kitchen's extractor system up to standard.

Benefits of using ECS Deep Clean Industries in your commercial and industrial kitchen:

* All our technicians are certified
* Certificate of compliance after the thorough cleaning of your extractor system
* Ensuring a safe and compliant working environment
* All our products are food-safe chemicals

Contact ECS Deep Clean Industries today for your commercial and industrial extractor cleaning services in Pretoria.

ECS Deep Clean Industries - Your service is our passion, your satisfaction is our rewards.

We provide 24-hour service and pride ourselves on punctuality and efficiency.

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ECS Deep Clean Industries want our client to comply with the Health and Safety Regulations by SANS by obtaining a valid extractor cleaning certificate.

ECS Deep Clean Industries specializes in the deep cleaning of commercial and industrial kitchen extraction systems in and around Pretoria. Therefore, complying with the National Health and Safety Regulations enables you to make hygienic and safe business decisions when it comes to your commercial kitchen. With the National Pandemic, the health and safety of your employees and customers are of utmost importance. You always have to ensure that your business stays compliant with the Health and Safety Regulations to avoid temporary foreclosure or a hefty fine.

The cleaning service includes the specialized cleaning of the canopy, filters, tanks, fat traps, ventilation, chimney, ducting, fan, motor, cowls. We are also able to perform the service on private systems with substantial size. We provide the required health and safety files to ensure that our clients are cleared at any stage by any health and safety officer. We adhere and revere Occupational Health and Safety to the highest degree. You must have a professional deep cleaning done as well as the cleaning of your kitchen equipment regularly at least every six months following SANS regulations.

ECS Deep Clean Industries not only delivers a full extractor system inspection, but we also check for leaks in the ducting, check for rust as well as inspect the panels inside the extractor filter to eliminating the risk for any abrasions on the filter which may cause to breakage of the filters 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.

The certificate will contain the following as per the SANS guidelines:

• 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.
• - 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.

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.

Solid burning fuel ovens

Solid Burning Fuel ovens such wood-fired pizza ovens pose a fire hazard if not cleaned as regularly as every four (4) months or more. 

"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.

ECS cleans both the dome and chimney system as part of our oven cleaning service.

Not only does ECS clean all your kitchen equipment, but we also clean the various ovens used in the commercial or industrial kitchen today. These include your common microwave oven, conveyor oven, conventional oven, and combination ovens.

Oven Cleaning is an important part of maintenance and safety for various reasons:

 • Reduces fire risk

 • Improves mechanical and operational efficiency

 • Keeps heat levels properly calibrated

 • Removes food and other debris so it can't contaminate the product

 • Extends the life of your equipment

 • Prevents more costly repairs down the road

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

With proper cleaning, restaurant owners can provide their patrons with the unique flavors 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 also maintaining your solid burning ovens, you will avoid any unwanted smells, textures, or flavors.

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Frequency of Commercial and Industrial Kitchen Cleaning

Why wait until your oven is smoking and filling your kitchen with harmful odours before you would consider getting the ovens professionally cleaned?

Cleaning a commercial or industrial kitchen might not be at the top of your "favourite" to-do list, but we know it has to be done regularly to avoid hefty fines or even closure due to non-compliance with the Health and Safety Act of South Africa.

There are certain commercial kitchen guidelines when it comes to the frequency of when a commercial and industrial kitchens need to be cleaned, all depends on the cooking volume of the kitchen. It is also important to use food-safe chemicals when you clean your commercial or industrial kitchen. Using unsafe chemicals in the kitchen can contaminate the food and the food preparation area.

Ensuring a safe and clean kitchen in your restaurant will not only protect you from hefty fines, but it will protect your employees and your customers. ECS Deep Clean Industries only uses food-safe chemicals and these products are also available to buy directly from ECS Deep Clean Industries.

The best practice principals for each type of kitchen whether industrial or commercial is:

High Volume Kitchen (Trading more than 5 days a week for more than 8 hours per day)

  • Extraction System Service every 3 to 4 months
  • Canopy Wipe-down minimum x2 monthly
  • Filters wipe-down x2 per week
  • Fat Trap Clean Monthly
  • Fat Trap Basket emptied x2 weekly

Medium Volume Kitchen (Trading less than 5 days a week for 8 or fewer hours a day)

  • Extraction System Service every 6 months
  • Canopy Wipe-down minimum x2 monthly
  • Filters wipe-down weekly
  • Fat Trap Clean Monthly
  • Fat Trap Basket emptied weekly

Low Volume Kitchen (Seasonal Trading)

  • Extraction System Service every yearly or as necessary
  • Canopy Wipe-down as necessary
  • Filters wipe-down as necessary
  • Fat Trap Clean every 6 months
  • Fat Trap Basket emptied weekly

Deep Clean Services

  • Walls, floors, equipment (excluding pots, pans, and cutlery)

ECS Deep Clean Industries offer a variety of service including the extraction system cleaning service as required by the Health and Safety Act of South Africa. Phone ECS Deep Clean Industries today at 066 474 0437

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Commercial kitchen deep cleaning is necessary for every commercial and industrial kitchen as the fats, oil, and grease build-up on the extractor fan. 

It is common for fat and grease to build up to occur inside the extractor system of the kitchen. These fats, oils, and grease then build-up on the fan unit of the system which has several risks involved as a result of the build-up.

The first obvious risk, by failing to have your commercial or industrial kitchen deep cleaned, you are putting your commercial kitchen at risk of being a fire hazard. The fats and oils used in your kitchen are highly flammable if not cleaned on a regular basis as they build up in the extractor fan. Restaurants using open flames to grill their food are even more at risk of a fire if the commercial kitchen extractor and vent are not kept clean of grease and fats. 

The other risk of not cleaning your extractor system regularly is the health issues tied to it. The build-up serves as the perfect environment for harmful bacteria to thrive, and in a kitchen where a high room temperature exists, the fats and oils tend to melt and can then very easily contaminate the food cooked. Another Risk involved with fats, oils, and grease build-up is it can cause the fan to seize as the FOG can become cold and hardened restricting the movement of the fan impellers (blades). This is a very costly hazard and can easily be prevented through frequent and effective Kitchen Deep Cleaning service.

Despite it being a necessary maintenance procedure, it is also a legal requirement to clean your commercial kitchens’ extractor system on a regular basis as outlined in the SANS 18:50 bylaws.

ECS Deep Clean Industries has expertly trained staff to assist you with your commercial kitchen deep cleaning requirements and a compliance certificate will be issued ensuring that no health inspector can fault or fine your commercial kitchen extractor system on safety or health hazards.

Contact us today to book your required deep clean service, or for a free site assessment and quotation!