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LAUNDRY DUCTING TO VENT IN CARE HOME

The before and after photos here show the build up of lint and dust from a laundry extraction unit.

This dust build up can restrict the flow of hot fumes to the vent. As heat builds the dust can ignite causing a fire in the ducting.

Dirty laundry ducting
Laundry Ducting after
Care home laundry ductin after
Care home laundry ducting before
LAUNDRY DUCTING IN CARE HOME

We can install ACCESS PANELS for future cleaning too.

Laundry ducting in care homes can often be overlooked. This type of ducting (along with kitchen ducting) is a potential fire risk due to the build up of dry and flammable dust.

Removal of this dust ensures a consistent air flow, lower fire risk (compliance with H&S) and better quality of internal air.

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KITCHEN EXTRACTION FAN

The images here show the kitchen extraction fan from a tea room. We clean this for them every six months.

This build up is typical for a cafe that is cooking 6 days per week and it is normal for a food venue to have their fans cleaned every 6 months depending on the type of food that is prepared.

Kitchen extraction fan befoe
Kitchen extraction fan after

Your extraction system should have a gas interlock system which works in conjunction with your fan as a safety precaution. If an extraction unit is not cleaned and maintained then the fan could fail at the worst possible time for the business: during the busiest hour on the busiest day! If the fan fails then your gas automatically shuts down too. 

This is another reason why it is so important to have your kitchen fans cleaned regularly.

SCAFFOLDING

We are often called to jobs that require a tower to gain access to the ducting. A safe platform is essential to reach access panels.

Avasta supply and install access panels so that we can gain access to the inside of ducting to ensure a thorough clean.

All of our staff are PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ & Manufacturers’ Association) trained and certified.

Scaffold tower

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