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Grease Cleaning Process


Thicker deposits of grease are removed from the duct walls by using different sized and different shaped scrapers and then extracted.


A chemical cleaning fluid known as SPD 848 is sprayed on to the inner surfaces of the ducting, the chemical then begins to break down the grease. The inner walls of the ducting are then manually wiped which removes the grease deposits. All wipes are then bagged and removed from site on completion of the cleaning works and disposed of as per Local Authority requirements.



Eurocom Technical Services will issue a certificate for any systems or ducting that has received a clean to certify that at the time of testing, all areas inspected were in accordance with current legislation.

Post Clean Report


A full report which contains before and after pictures, method statements and MSDS sheets will be issued on completion, detailing the conditions found in each system and any appropriate documentation for necessary works maintenance procedures required.

Legal Requirements


The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires those responsible for workplaces to carry out a fire risk assessment of their premises including grease extraction systems and take action to eliminate, or at the very least, to minimise risks to the safety of building occupants.


Should the ‘Responsible Person’ have failed to carry out fire risk assessments and not taken appropriate action to protect the safety of building occupants, liability for criminal prosecution will arise in the event of a fire causing injury or death to occupants.

Insurance Requirements


Insurers can ask for evidence to be shown that the new Fire Safety Order is being complied with. As a high fire risk, the grease extract system should be cleaned at least annually and many policies make this a minimal requirement under the terms of the insurance.


Insurers are becoming more inquisitive, primarily because fire claims and compensation costs are increasing rapidly. The attitude “don’t worry, we’re insured” is more and more inappropriate for today’s building’s owners and managers. Failure to have complied with the legislation will provide grounds for insurers to dispute claims in the event of fire.

Risk Assessment = probability x consequence


If a building has a grease extract ventilation system then it’s most likely to have some level of risk – it may not have been cleaned thoroughly, due to lack of sufficiently installed access panels. Also it may not have been cleaned regularly enough to match the type of cooking being carried out (deep fat frying and wok cooking produce higher volumes of airborne grease).


The consequence of a fire occurring in the grease extract system can be devastating not just to the property and the future of the business where the kitchen is located, but also to the lives of the occupants. Fires at South Mimms Service Area, the Witney Town Centre and several hotels bear witness to the high cost of damage and disruption caused by fires in grease extract systems.

Assessing the Risk


As a first step, Eurocom will carry out a detailed survey to assess works required of your grease extract system; this survey would highlight areas where action is required to prevent the possible risk of fire. If works are undertaken on completion of works a photographic and written report will be supplied.


Eliminating the Risk


Eliminating the fire risks can only be achieved by professional deep cleaning with an understanding of the unique requirements of this type of system which is beyond the capabilities of general cleaners. Our fully trained and equipped workforce will restore the system to a clean fire – safe state, capable of meeting the industry standards set by the B&ES TR19, now widely accepted by the industry as the benchmark for cleanliness within grease extract systems. Where access to the internal surfaces of the system is not already in place, Eurocom will install access doors at regular intervals of 1.5 meters to allow a thorough clean of the system. All access doors will be fire rated to the stipulation of the HVCA TR19.


In some cases vertical risers may be difficult to access using conventional means so qualified rope access teams can help with these problems. Special rates can be offered for extended works.

Evidence of Compliance


On completion of the deep cleaning a Certificate of Conformity will be provided. This certificate can be shown to insurers as evidence that you have taken appropriate action to eliminate risks to your building and its occupants thereby complying with the Fire Safety Order and the terms of any property insurance.


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