Saturday, 18 August 2012

Was Inadequate Ductwork Cleaning Behind Local Restaurant Fire?

In any commercial kitchen, general deep cleaning, including ductwork cleaning, can be a great help in minimising the risk of fire.

The grease and grime associated with cooking is simple to clean from visible surfaces, but over time it can build up in corners, nooks and crevices, as well as in your ductwork, allowing dirt, dust and harmful bacteria to accumulate. Without regular kitchen and ductwork cleaning this could be a health and safety risk for your workforce and your customers for many reasons, including fire.

The devastation that a kitchen fire can cause was brought firmly into focus for the Strada restaurant in grade 1 listed building, Cupola House, Bury St Edmunds recently.  While the exact cause of the blaze has not yet been confirmed, and it could easily be nothing to do with ductwork or cleaning, it did initiate in the kitchens and from there quickly spread to the roof and throughout the five storey building.

The irretrievable damage to the restaurant, the iconic building, and the continuing cost to the surrounding businesses is a stark reminder of the importance of maintaining best practice when it comes to keeping a regular routine in kitchen and ductwork cleaning to moderate the risk of fire.

Also significant to a good kitchen and ductwork cleaning practice is choosing a properly qualified kitchen and ductwork cleaning company, recognised by the HVCA. This is a legal requirement and, equally important to your business continuity, they will also provide the correct paperwork to ensure that your insurance requirements are met, meaning that in the event of a fire, you are best placed to be covered for recovering from the fire, including business interruption, and liability.

Ingot Services - Your Local Ductwork Cleaning Company

Ingot Services, based in Ipswich, have clients throughout the UK, and across the whole spectrum of industries, including Michelin star restaurants, pubs and cafes, as well as local authorities, schools, care homes, offices, and many more. From deep kitchen cleans, including extracts and equipment, as well as ductwork cleaning we offer all of our customers the finest quality service across the range.

And as well as the assurance of knowing that you are dealing with fully qualified HVCA registered professionals with over 25 years of experience, we guarantee that we won’t be beaten on price, plus we promise to hold our quoted price for three years. 

Ductwork Cleaning - Call Ingot Services to book a no obligation consultation for your specialist kitchen and ductwork cleaning today on 0800 731 7892.

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