The Essex Fire Brigade reports there is a kitchen fire every 9 days in Essex and Greater London due to poor ventilation. Often neglected at the owners peril, if an extract is not regularly cleaned, fats, oils and other greasy deposits and particles can build up, resulting in a less efficient air flow. Without a clean and fully functional Extractor fan, problems including serious ones, can occur such as, unwanted guests, and fires. Grease is a potential fuel for a fire to spread throughout an extract system and into other areas of the building. Our service will blow away all the old oil and grease allowing your extractor to carry out its work to its full capabilities.

Regular cleaning of kitchen extract systems does not only prevent serious problems, but failure to do so can invalidate your buildings insurance cover. Insurers can refuse to pay out on a claim following a fire if  the company has not complied with the warranties on their buildings insurance policies regarding regular cleaning of extract systems. 

TR/19 Compliances


Are you a Facilities Manager?

The protection of the general public, employees, residents and properties is key aspect of healthy and safety for Facilities Managers. Kitchen Extract Fire Safety Cleaning requires commercial kitchen extracts and ductworks must be cleaned and maintained to ensure compliance with TR/19 guidelines. Failure to comply or provide evidence of compliance in a case of a fire can compromise insurance and the person responsible can be exposed to prosecution under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

At Taybray we offer a specialist cleaning service and support to put in place processes to ensure compliance with TR/19 guidelines, including regular inspection, testing and cleaning. In case of a fire, or 3rd party inspection, we provide full documentary evidence of inspection, testing and cleaning, to demonstrate TR/19 compliance. At Taybray we can offer advice, and services where additional access doors are required for inspection and cleaning.

Are you a Project Manager?

TR/19 compliance is required in every commercial kitchen from the outset. TR/19 is the leading industry guidance document that covers the hygiene of kitchen extract ductwork. When a new, modified or refurbished kitchen extract system is handed over to the costumer, TR/19 requires that it should be perfectly clean, and fully compliant with the guidelines. Suitable cleaning access doors which allow for complete system cleaning can ensure a long safe working life. A specialist building contract may be needed to achieve TR/19 compliance.

At Taybray we offer a professional cleaning service and support for project managers across Colchester, and Essex, in Kitchen Extract Fire Safety Cleaning and compliance. At the point of handover, we ensure that new, modified and refurbished kitchen extract ductwork is compliant and ready for a long safe life in the kitchen. As we provide a specialist, cost effective services we can also help your client to ensure their system stays compliant for the future with regular inspection, and TR/19 cleaning and maintenance.

Intervals between regular kitchen extraction cleaning depend on usage and the type of cooking undertaken, to assist the BESA (Building Engineering Service Association) have compiled a guide:

Light Use (2-6 Hours A Day) - Annual
Moderate Use (6-12 Hours A Day) - Bi-Annual
Heavy Use (12-16 Hours A Day) - Quarterly

Kitchen Extract Fire Safety Cleaning and TR/19 compliance are part of our highly professional service, if you have any queries, would like advice, or a free quote, call us on 07971663858.