Reasons for Cleaning
Cleaning kitchen exhaust systems is the most prominent way to avoid fire and health hazards at your premises and ensures compliance with Australian Standards (AS 1851 – 2005) and insurance requirements. This is one of the main reasons for cleaning but there are further benefits; such as reducing running costs due to increased efficiency and you can also expect to experience increased air flow within your cooking environment to remove excessive smoke or odours.
Professional kitchen exhaust cleaning will also reduce the risk of product contamination and rodent/insect habitation, increase the longevity of your equipment and provide a positive environment for employee’s and customers.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Environmental Protection Agency in the US, research indicates we spend 80 – 90% of our time is spent breathing indoor air. Artificial air can contain dust, chemical and micro-biological contaminants affecting the health and well being of each individual that relies on these ventilation systems. AS 1668.2 provides guidance on the use of mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings.
Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)
SBS describes situations where occupants of a building experience health and/or comfort issues that appear to be linked to time spent in the building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified.
Sick building may be related to issues with the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, chemical contaminants from building materials or industrial processes, moulds, poor exhaust ventilation, or lack of adequate fresh-air intake/air filtration.
A scheduled maintenance program can improve air quality, efficiency, increase the life of your system, and mitigate your exposure to risks associated with fire, hygiene, airborne contaminants, and SBS. Kleenduct WA works to AS/NZS 3666 which is the international standard for air-handling and water systems of buildings.