Commercial Kitchen Extraction London UK

Commercial Kitchen Extraction

The use of the right kitchen extraction and ventilation systems in commercial kitchens is a regulatory necessity and is a must-have in this industry. To protect the health and security of all those who work in a commercial kitchen, the air must be regulated and clean to breathe for staff and diners alike.

Huge levels of heat in the kitchen is created by stoves and burners, and the individuals who work in the kitchen often endure hot and sweaty very working conditions.

If there is no extraction mechanism in place, to deal with the heat, smoke, and hazardous gases produced by combustion processes circulating in the air, this can often spread to other parts of the building. If customers become affected, they may decide to take their business elsewhere in the future.

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Why do You Need a Commercial Extraction System?

You will come across a considerable number of commercial kitchens that are not equipped with any type of extraction equipment. Or often they can be too small for the scale of the operations they are serving.

All commercial kitchens in the UK are required to have an extraction system installed in the kitchen. Anyone who has been in say a restaurant kitchen will be aware of the consequences of fires, particularly grease fires, and precautions should always be in place to avoid them.

What Does an Insurer Say?

It is recommended that, at a minimum, yearly cleaning of all systems should be carried out ideally by professionals. How often exactly depends on what is established after carrying out a reasoned risk assessment on-site.

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Effective Design – use of a ventilation hood

Choosing the most energy-efficient design is critical when it comes to having the best possible commercial kitchen ventilation/extraction system at your disposal.

Canopy hoods are available in a variety of designs and can be positioned against walls and on ceilings. Single island hoods can be established over cooking equipment such as cooking stoves.

The effective functioning of a canopy hood must ensure that cooking gases are removed as efficiently as possible. To do this, the hood must be wide enough to completely enclose the appliance, to prevent fumes from spilling out.

The placement of the hood should be as near to the kitchen equipment as is practical. Before selecting a canopy hood, get statistics of the anticipated ventilation rate for the kitchen before making your decision.

A great deal of heat is absorbed by canopies inside a commercial kitchen, which is why it is necessary to use non-combustible materials the correct materials as per DW172 and DW144.

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What Does an Extraction System Need?

For an extraction system to function properly, three components must in place:

  • Kitchen exhaust fans – used to remove air, oil, smoke, and gas from the kitchen
  • Replacement of contaminated air in the kitchen with fresh, clean air
  • Maintain a comfortable temperature in the kitchen

Other considerations:

  • Regular deep cleaning is not done often enough
  • The number of and size of appliances in the kitchen can have a bearing
  • Equipment is not properly maintained, and is not serviced regularly

Proper Control of Room Temperature

Not managing the temperature of a commercial kitchen large or small can potentially pose a threat to food safety. The higher the air temperatures in a kitchen, the more quickly food poisoning germs can build up and spread in the air and to surfaces and food.

This means that the amount of time spent preparing and cooking foods will have an impact on the number of bacteria that can grow. Germs generally growing slower if temperature is lower is well known. So, the use of a commercial kitchen extraction system that works effectively with air conditioning intake system is essential.

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Commercial Extraction System Cleaning – It’s Essential

Watch for a buildup of oil and grease in the kitchen extraction system (canopy) and ducting and check the air filter regularly. In a food business, cooking can’t stop, and extraction of air is needed constantly.  Avoid fires by cleaning the Extraction System regularly, and schedule time for a professional to visit and service your extraction system at regular intervals throughout the year to remove buildup of grease and any other flammable materials.

A professional may carry out the following tasks for example:

  • cleaning the canopy
  • cleaning the filters
  • cleaning the fans
  • cleaning the ducts throughout the structure.

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Deep cleaning of the extraction system must be performed by licensed professionals. This ensures that the work is done correctly and to the highest standards of compliance, but also to meet business insurance requirement.

Failure to do these things on a regular basis will pose a threat to the safe, efficient cost-effective running of your kitchen. Furthermore, your ventilation system will be inspected as part of any legal and regulatory health & safety inspections.

Commercial Kitchen Extraction – Summary

It is not an easy task to design and install an extraction system for a commercial kitchen on your own. Along with the design, there are also health and safety standards, workplace rules, plus fire and gas regulations to think about.

Commercial food businesses such as restaurants, cafes, takeaways and ghost kitchens have a responsibility to guarantee that their customers employees always work and dine in a safe environment.

By keeping everything clean you won’t need to worry about replacements and your system can continue to work efficiently.

Ask Fan Services Ltd for Immediate Assistance

We help with all aspects of maintenance, supply, installation, repair and professional duct cleaning. We have the experience you and your business needs, and we’re trusted by our customers. Our professional engineers are exceptionally qualified in all aspects of Commercial Kitchen Extraction Systems. We can 100% promise you a service that benefits you and your business.

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We help commercial kitchen establishments including:

Fast Food chains and independents
Limited companies and self employed
Sports Event providers
If you have had a bad experience with a different extractor fan company we will help – you can rely on us.

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Commercial Kitchen Extraction – Impeccable Services

Are you planning on purchasing and installing a new kitchen extraction system? Let us help you! We are specialists in repairing, installing, cleaning and designing commercial extractor fan systems, and we also provide maintenance and servicing for all commercial food places such as restaurants and cafes.

Fan Services Ltd is long established and based in London in the UK. We will get your kitchen up and running quickly if you are having any problems!  We provide services for City of London, Inner London and Outer London.

We can help you by first looking at what your needs are, and seeing which solution would fit those needs best – as well as creating a system to fit any sized commercial kitchen. Once the design is ready, we can also install everything and provide maintenance and servicing. Of course, we’re also ready to repair things like your commercial kitchen fan if any issues arise.

Our Emergency Call Out Service is available 24 hrs a day 7 days a week. Get the right people on board get in touch we’d love to help – we know exactly what to do no matter what the problem is. You can also use our contact form – it’s quick and easy to fill out. Or you can email or call our office in London 0203 5391475 / mobile phone 0759 500 3000 to discuss your requirements. Contact us for free to see what we can provide for you.

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