Thursday, 21 June 2012

Ingot Wins Top Club Contract!

Kitchen cleaning experts, Ingot Services have netted a prestigious contract with Premier League giants Liverpool FC.

After seeing off some stiff competition the Suffolk-based company are all set to deliver a top cleaning service for all of the busy kitchens at the Anfield ground.

Managing Director Alan Maynard says: “"We are delighted to add such an iconic name to our client list and look forward to establishing a long term relationship with Liverpool FC."

“The kitchens cater for hundreds of thousands of visitors every year so our service is paramount.”
Ingot Services, who celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year, have also succeeded in renewing their contract with Coventry City Council, demonstrating their commitment to winning business nationally as well as locally.

Alan continues: “By winning new business we are also creating employment opportunities and have recently been able to take on a further six operatives, meaning we now have an even greater capacity to fulfil cleaning requests anywhere in the UK.”

Ingot supply a full kitchen cleaning service, including deep cleans, and duct cleaning – an area often overlooked and a potential cause of devastating fires. They work to suit each client at times that are most convenient and issue a certificate of proof of cleaning, requested by most insurance companies, along with before and after pictures. 

For more information on Ingot’s services visit or call 0800 731 7892

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Harmful Bacteria Germinating in your Ducts – Minimise the Risk with Duct Work Cleaning from Ingot Services

Keeping the germs at bay is an ongoing battle at any business premises and a good cleaning regime including duct work cleaning, is a necessity, rather than a luxury. As a matter of course, without regular duct work cleaning dust and debris will gather and collect within your ventilation duct work. These form a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, viruses, pollen and mould that are then blown out with your ‘clean’ air. It is for this reason that duct work cleaning is required by law to be carried out by properly HVCA qualified professionals, ensuring that a standard of hygiene is maintained wherever duct work is found in business.

DuctWork Cleaning – click here for full information on our duct cleaning service

So What Sort of Bacteria can be Found in Duct Work?

Floating in the air all around us, there are millions of fungi and pollen spores, just waiting to find the perfect place to settle and grow. Normally these would cause us little issue. But as they are sucked into your ventilation system, they join a multitude of different bacteria, some potentially harmful, some unpleasant, settling within the piles of dust that stick to your duct work innards.

The Environmental Protection Agency has published studies showing that the air inside buildings can be as much as 70 times more polluted than the air outside. So apart from allergens such as dust and pollen, what else can be found?

Fungi produce spores, much the same as bacteria does. Outdoors these are no cause for concern, but as these settle and grow within your duct work, those blown out could cause asthma attacks, wheeziness, itchy or watery eyes, breathlessness and a blocked nose, as well as the possibility of ear and lung infections. These can easily be kept at bay with a regular duct work cleaning plan.

And as well as minor viruses and common colds, the types of bacteria that may be hosted within your ducts include pneumonia, legionella and kiebsiella, causing fever, weakness and flu like symptoms. In more sensitive environments, such as hospitals and care homes this can be a particularly dangerous hazard, with superbugs another issue.

How can Duct Work Cleaning Help?

While duct work cleaning will not eliminate these contaminants, as most are a part of our natural environment and move through the air constantly anyway, it will certainly remove excessive levels of them and improve the quality of air within your business premises. So duct work cleaning will decrease their effect on the people moving through your business.

At Ingot Services we are fully qualified and trained for your duct work cleaning. We use specialist equipment, cleaning right through the system from start to finish. Issuing a certificate on completion, with us you can be sure that your duct work cleaning has been done to the highest of standards, satisfying your legal obligations, and also demonstrating to your workforce that you are genuinely concerned with their health and safety.

Find out more about DuctWork Cleaning from Ingot Services or call to book a no obligation consultation today on 0800 731 7892.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Between Seasons - A Great Time for your Duct Work Cleaning from Ingot Services

Finding the ideal time to have your duct work cleaning done can be a hard task, especially in a busy business environment, where things are going on constantly during the working week. Whether your duct work cleaning company comes while the heating is needed, or the air conditioning, the down time needed while maintenance is carried out will generally be disruptive and commercially inconvenient. This is why we often find that late Springtime, when it’s warm enough to go without heating, but cool enough to leave the air conditioning off, can be the best time possible for your duct work cleaning.

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What’s The Deal About Duct Work Cleaning?

Having your duct work cleaning done regularly is stipulated by law in the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act and the 1992 Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Act. In fact, you are legally obliged to have your duct work cleaning carried out at least every two years by professionals who are fully qualified and accredited by the H&VCA.

Your ducts are one of those areas of your building which, while unseen, really are vital to the health and safety of your workforce. They are constantly gathering dust and debris, creating an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and mould, which could cause serious health risks. Not to mention the risk of fire if the build up of the dust and debris should reach a critical temperature. So it is clearly vital that your duct work cleaning is not just done regularly, but that it is done well, to eliminate this invisible risk.

So How Do You Go About Duct Work Cleaning?

All the talk of harmful bacteria and fire sounds a little worrying, but professional help for your duct work cleaning is at hand! Using a regulated duct work cleaning company will not only set your mind at ease, to be compliant, you must use a properly qualified professional.

At Ingot Services we are fully HVCA registered, and we are also a member of the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme and a Safe Contractor Registered firm.
With over 25 years’ experience, we have an enviable reputation for high quality work and use the best quality products to ensure our standards remain high.
Before starting any work we will carry out an inspection of your duct work and discuss any areas of concern with you. As we carry out your duct work cleaning we use a range of special air jets and brushes, specific to our industry, and designed especially for the intricacies and varying configurations of duct work.

And, importantly for your legal records, upon completing your duct work cleaning, we will issue you with a certificate, as well as advice on an appropriate cleaning schedule based upon our findings.

With clients throughout the UK we have performed duct work cleaning for the full range of businesses. For offices, local authorities, schools, hospitals and care homes, Michelin Star restaurants, pubs and cafes, whenever you choose to have your duct work cleaning done, you can be sure we will be sensitive to your business needs.

Find out more about Duct Work Cleaning  from Ingot Services or call to book a no obligation consultation today on 0800 731 7892