COMMERCIAL KITCHEN GUIDELINES

Best Practices Principles

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)

Food Safe Chemicals for the upkeep of your kitchen and extraction system can be bought at ECS, please phone 066 474 0437 to enquire. 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.

For a free site assessment please phone 066 474 0437

How it works and why it’s important to deep clean your equipment

When a solid burning fuel unit is used it deposits what is referred to as creosote (a dark brown oil containing various phenols and other organic compounds, distilled from coal tar and used as a wood preservative ) into the exhaust system or flue.

Creosote is highly flammable and that’s why the prescribed frequency for a solid burning fuel unit is 4 months at a maximum according to the SANS guidelines Creosote works in three basic steps of hazard, the third being the most hazardous in terms of fire safety. The longer you wait to clean the system the more difficult and extensive the cleaning process becomes.

Stage 1 – The first stage of creosote is like flaky soot that is easy to clean.

Stage 2 – Stage two sees the creosote as hard black flakes with a somewhat shiny appearance. These stage two creosote flakes contain hardened tar that is not as easily cleaned as stage 1.

Stage 3 – The third-stage creosote is where the creosote reaches its full hazardous potential in terms of fire safety. Ideally, your solid burning fuel system needs to be cleaned before reaching this stage as cleaning becomes more difficult due to the creosote appearing in tar form making it highly flammable.

ECS Deep Clean Industries can clean and safely remove all hazardous creosotes from your premises. We have expertly trained staff available around the clock to perform your cleaning service.