Extract Cleaning

Extract cleaning ensures clean extraction systems, improving air quality, enhancing system efficiency, and adhering to industry standards and regulations.

What is Extract Cleaning?

Extract cleaning is a critical practice that involves thoroughly maintaining and cleaning internal components and surfaces such as kitchen extracts, ductwork, and bathroom and toilet extracts. This process is particularly vital for hospitality, dining, healthcare, and various workplaces businesses.

Unpleasant odours, damp areas, greasy surfaces, and dingy seating areas drive customers away and create unfavourable working conditions. Both insurance providers and property owners insist on strict cleaning compliance.

How does it work?

Overview of the Process

System Hygienics employs cutting-edge technology, offering real-time reporting and certification that meets BESA TR19® standards. This guarantees that a building remains compliant, meeting the stringent hygiene and safety requirements essential in today's competitive market. Our expert team training is accredited by IFSM ((The Institute of Fire Safety Managers).

What do we do?

Service We Offer

We are VHR Elite Scheme Approved and follow the BESA TR19® satisfaction. We effectively remove accumulated grease, grime, and contaminants that can compromise indoor air quality and overall system performance by utilising state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. This meticulous cleaning process is essential for preventing foul odours, dampness, and unsanitary conditions in various settings, such as restaurants, hotels, hospitals, and workplaces.


Maintenance Schedule

At a minimum, grease extract ductwork systems in operation should undergo cleaning on an annual basis. Nonetheless, many systems will require more frequent cleaning intervals due to their regular usage, specific industry requirements, and the location of the extract.

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Types of Extract Cleaning

Regular maintenance and cleaning of internal components and surfaces, such as those in kitchen extract systems, ductwork, and bathroom and toilet extracts, are essential.

Kitchen Extracts

The accumulation of fats, oily deposits and fibrous particles in kitchen extract systems, contributes to a lot of unfavourable working and client conditions, like airflow efficiency reduction. This is a perfect environment for cockroaches and bacteria to breed. It doesn't stop there. It becomes dangerous as a real fire risk. Flames or very high temperature in the production unit can ignite grease with fire spreading rapidly through the duct. You need System Hygienics' professional team for professional cleaning if you don't want to invalidate your buildings insurance cover.

Laundry Extracts

Extractor fans are installed in the walls and ceilings for ventilation where rooms do not have natural air movement. It is essential to clean them so that the heat and humidity can escape, mitigating unpleasant smells and damp damage to decoration and furnishing.

Bathroom & Toilet Extract

The laundry extract is often an overlooked part of a building. Garments come with lint, clothing fibres, and dust. When they are cleaned, they leave everything behind in a laundry duct. Not cleaning it properly means making the ventilation system potentially vulnerable to a fire break out.

Everything requires on-site inspection. Therefore, our sales engineers will risk assess your site and discuss all the requirements. Our professional cleaning is done according to the requirements of the leading guidance document issued by BESA TR19®.

What's Included

We are dedicated to delivering the highest standards of service and excellence, ensuring an exceptional experience for our clients.

1.   Compliance with industry standards

System Hygienics commits to strict adherence to industry standards for ventilation hygiene and fire safety, in line with BESA TR19® and DW144 guidelines. This ensures that our services are conducted in accordance with established best practices and regulatory requirements, promoting quality and compliance.

2.   Qualified and experienced technicians

Our company emphasises that our technicians are highly qualified and possess substantial experience delivering ventilation hygiene and fire safety services. This underscores our proficiency and capability to execute work effectively and proficiently.

3.   Personalised service

We pledge to deliver a customised service tailored to the specific needs of each of our clients. This signifies our commitment to comprehending your unique requirements and crafting a service plan that aligns precisely with your individual needs.

4.   Comprehensive reporting

System Hygienics commits to providing extensive reports after their service visits, outlining the tasks executed and any identified issues. These reports serve as a valuable tool for monitoring your ventilation system's condition and promptly addressing any concerns.

5.   Ongoing support

We vow to offer ongoing support to our clients, encompassing expert advice and guidance on ventilation system maintenance and compliance with relevant regulations. This highlights our dedication to nurturing long-term relationships with our customers and aiding them in upholding their ventilation systems' continuous safety and efficiency.

The benefits of Extract Cleaning

Fire Safety Assurance

Regular extract cleaning reduces fire risk in commercial kitchens. Grease build-up within the extraction system can become a significant fire hazard. Professional cleaning ensures that these areas are free from flammable residues, providing peace of mind and compliance with fire safety regulations.

Improved Air Quality

Extract cleaning eliminates odours, smoke, and grease particles that can contaminate the air in your kitchen. This creates a more pleasant working environment and contributes to the well-being of your staff and patrons.

Compliance with Health and Safety Standards

Keeping your extract systems clean is essential for adhering to health and safety regulations. Failure to comply can lead to costly fines or even facility closure. Professional extract cleaning ensures that you meet all industry standards.


What is the Complete Ventilation Compliance (CVC) Package?

Extract cleaning is essential to cleaning and maintaining kitchen extraction systems, primarily to ensure the safety, hygiene, and efficiency of kitchen operations. This includes addressing the potentially hazardous issue of grease buildup and underlining the importance of regular cleaning.

How often should I have my kitchen extraction system cleaned?

The frequency of cleaning depends on the type of facility and usage. Typically, kitchen extraction systems should be cleaned every 3 to 12 months, but it's best to consult our experts for personalised recommendations.

What are the consequences of neglecting extract cleaning?

Neglecting extract cleaning can reduce airflow increase fire risk, foul odours, and health code violations. It can also affect the quality of food being prepared. Insurance companies and Landlords insist on cleaning compliance. System Hygienics utilise real-time reporting and certification, which complies with BESA TR19® to ensure a building’s compliance.

Can I clean my kitchen extraction system, or should I hire professionals?

The accumulation of fats, oily deposits, and fibrous particles in kitchen extract systems contributes to many unfavourable working and client conditions, like airflow efficiency reduction. Due to the in-depth cleaning, professional cleaning is recommended because it involves specialised equipment and expertise to clean and maintain the system thoroughly.

What does your extract cleaning process involve?

Our extract cleaning process includes a thorough inspection, cleaning ductwork, fans, filters, and other components, and compliance with safety and hygiene standards.

Is extract cleaning safe for my kitchen equipment and the environment?

Our extract cleaning process is designed to be safe for your kitchen equipment and the environment. We use eco-friendly and food-safe cleaning solutions.

Do you provide documentation or certification after cleaning?

We provide detailed documentation and certification to demonstrate that your kitchen extraction system has been professionally cleaned and complies with regulations along with a third party accreditation from BESA – Ventilation Hygiene Register.

Can you handle large commercial kitchen extraction systems?

We have the expertise and equipment to clean kitchen extraction systems in various settings, from small restaurants to large commercial kitchens.

What should I do in an emergency, such as a fire hazard related to my extraction system?

In emergencies, contact your local fire department immediately. We also provide emergency services to address urgent extract system issues and reduce future risks. Please get in touch with us on 01858 414230, and we can help.

How can I schedule an extract cleaning service with System Hygienics?

You can schedule a service by contacting our team throughour website or phone. We'll work with you to determine the best time for yourextract cleaning needs.

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Why choose System Hygienics?

Reliability and Experience

With years of experience in the industry, we have built a reputation for being reliable and effective. Our seasoned experts have successfully delivered compliance solutions to many clients.

Advanced Technology and Tools:

We employ cutting-edge technology and state-of-the-art tools to guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of our services. Our commitment to innovation allows us to provide you with the best solutions.

Accreditations and Compliance:

We hold all the necessary accreditations, compliances, and registrations, ensuring that our services are effective, safe, and in full compliance with industry standards.


Proud BESA member

We understand the importance of trust, so we hold all the necessary accreditations, compliances, and registrations to provide you with the correct and reliable services you need.

As proud BESA (Building Engineering Services Association) members, we offer nationwide coverage. This means you can rely on our services no matter where you are. Our commitment to upholding the highest industry standards and ethics is unwavering.

With System Hygienics, you're not just getting a service provider, but a partner dedicated to your health, safety, and well-being. We take pride in our accredited services, assuring you that your building needs are in the best hands.