If you work in a commercial kitchen, then you already know how hectic life can be around national holidays, and Christmas is no exception. Indeed, it’s often the busiest time of the year for many restaurants, cafes, pubs, and more. With so much additional foot traffic from festive shoppers, not to mention people getting together for meals in smaller groups, you know you’re going to be busy for the next few months.
Which begs the question – what about your regular ductwork cleaning?
Properly cleaning your commercial kitchen has never been more important than it is at the moment, as you know. However, even without the COVID-19 pandemic, an increase in service can result in more kitchen duct cleaning.
TR19® Grease Regulations
All commercial kitchens are obliged to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. This order determines the adequate control of fire risks. The industry specifications for kitchen extraction systems (known as TR19® Grease) requires all kitchen extraction ductwork to be kept clean at all times. This includes during your busiest periods.
While bookings may be currently up in the air, you probably have a good idea about when your business is likely to peak. It is sensible to arrange a thorough deep clean a week or so prior to that peak period. Not only will it cause minimal disruption to your business, but it means you’re unlikely to need another service until the new year at least.
Informing your customers
With the current health concerns surrounding coronavirus, seeing an eating establishment shut down with no prior warning is a cause for alarm. Be sure to inform your regular customers that you will be closing for a few hours for a regulation ductwork cleaning. If you have an online presence, be sure to announce it there as well, to allay any concerns.
Clear your kitchen
At Kitchen and Duct Cleaning, we operate under strict COVID-19 guidelines. This means restricting contact between our staff and yours to minimise the risk of transmission. Most commercial kitchen ductwork cleaning companies work under similar conditions and will expect a free run of the kitchen.
Here at Kitchen and Duct Cleaning, we provide an intensive kitchen ductwork cleaning service all year round, not just at Christmas. Get in touch with us today to arrange a cleaning, or to get a free, no-obligation quote.