When things are moving quickly, pans are bubbling and grills are grilling, you need extractor fans you can rely on. Over time, grease and dirt build up in extractor fans, diminishing not only their efficiency and effectiveness, but also presenting an increased fire risk, and worst of all, encouraging bacteria build-up.
You may not know this, but if there’s an accident, fire, or cleanliness issue in your kitchen, and your extractors are found to be below the acceptable TR19 standard, it may adversely affect an insurance claim.
Insurance companies often build indemnities into their policies which protect them from claims made when extractor systems fall below centralised standards. Unclean extractor systems can often cause issues in both the immediate future and the long term. And it’s in your best interest to make sure that doesn’t happen, to protect both yourself and your customers.
The TR19 standard was defined in 1988 by the Building Engineering Services Association, or BESA, and has become quality control measure for the cleaning of extractor and duct systems in the UK. It also requires that periodic inspections and cleanings are carried out annually by a qualified inspector to ensure ongoing safety and cleanliness.
Insurance companies may request a certificate to prove that your extractors meet this required standard of operation before they issue a valid policy. But luckily, this service is something that Bay Cleaning Services can provide, making sure that you can focus on what really matters — delivering great service to your customers.
Bay Cleaning Services isn’t like other cleaning companies. We utilise a fully mechanised cleaning system for a more thorough clean than is able to be accomplished by hand-cleaning alone. Our experts specialise in extractor cleaning, and if you’ve ever tackled the job yourself, you know that all that grease and grime needs professional attention. And there’s no better choice for the job than BCS.
We provide a full-service package with everything included. Beginning with a full survey and inspection, we’ll let you know exactly what’s needed and what we’ll be doing. Once you’re happy, we’ll proceed with the cleaning itself, which we’re sure both you and the insurance company will be happy with. As a reassurance, we’ll then provide a full report and issue you with a certificate, guaranteeing the quality of our work.
Our extractor cleaning packages start at just £250.00.
The TR19 is a standard that was defined by BESA, as a way to standardise duct and kitchen extract cleaning systems. Developed in 1988, it has become the standard to which most insurers and building engineering service sectors as the standard to match when performing ductwork cleaning operations.
What is BESA?
The Building Engineering Services Association is an association based in the UK. Established in 1904, it was previously known as the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association (HVCA).
Structured as a membership association, BESA primarily focuses on supporting and serving their members active in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, control, and management of engineering systems and services in buildings.
20 years ago, they defined the TR19 standards, which has today become the go-to standard for performing ducts and kitchen extract system cleaning. Insurance companies only provide insurance to companies if they have a certificate of duct cleanliness that specifies that their ducts have been cleaned as per this standard.
TR19 standards also specify that inspections must be carried out in regular intervals not exceeding 12 months. More frequent inspections are required for a precise measurement of the required cleaning interval. A specialist must carry out periodic inspections before and after cleaning the ductwork to assess whether the prescribed cleaning interval is alright, or if it needs adjustments.