Kitchen Extract Cleaning

it maybe your grease but it’s our bread and butter.

Kitchen Extract System Cleaning
and Commercial Kitchen Cleaning

Ingot Services are a long-established leader within the commercial cleaning industry, with over 2 decades of experience in devising and implementing comprehensive kitchen extract system maintenance and hygiene solutions for clients across the UK. Offering a wide range of fully certified services delivered by experienced technicians, we boast an unrivalled reputation for national standard workmanship and high-quality reporting.

Working to satisfy both exceptional cleaning standards and stringent hygiene regulations (including TR-19), our tailored cleaning and decontamination services help ensure businesses and public buildings alike exceed environmental health, fire safety, and insurance requirements – whilst creating visibly spotless commercial spaces. Whether your business requires certified duct cleaning, extract cleaning, canopy cleaning, or COVID-19 disinfection, Ingot Services specialists will take pride in our delivery of an effective solution.

Services Overview

With hygiene and environmental standards held to a higher level of importance than ever before, regular cleaning is vital to the continued operation of businesses across a number of sectors – from pubs and restaurants to educational facilities. Our range of specialist commercial cleaning services provide a professional solution to continued maintenance – and include the provision of paperwork and certification to meet insurance requirements.

Discover our range of specialist commercial cleaning services, delivered by highly qualified experts.

Commercial Kitchen Cleaning

Ingot Services are proud to offer a wide range of commercial kitchen cleaning services, completed to the highest standard by expert technicians holding BESA, CHAS, and Vent Hygiene Elite certifications (BESCA).

Other Commercial Cleaning Services

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High-Level Cleaning

Ingot Service’s high-level commercial cleaning services are performed by highly trained and qualified operatives using specialised equipment such as scissor lifts and booms, allowing for effective deep cleaning at a height, and within large spaces. Particularly suited to warehouses, high-level cleaning works to ensure large buildings and hard-to-reach areas are brought into line with a variety of health and safety and environmental.

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Air Hygiene Cleaning

Professional air hygiene cleaning is now essential for ensuring the safety of both the general public and staff across all sectors. Our comprehensive air hygiene cleaning services work to ensure the safety of commercial spaces with particular focus on ventilation systems and filters, minimising lost working days, and reducing risk of illness.

COVID 19 Disinfection Cleaning

Disinfection Cleaning

Ingot are proud to offer a range of highly adaptable COVID-19 decontamination and cleaning services, highly suited to a number of commercial and public operations, including medical facilities, office buildings, and pharmaceutical spaces. Completed by accredited decontamination technicians, this tailored service can include the chemical treatment of HVAC systems, fogging, surface wipe-downs, and more.

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    25 Years of Experience
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    Nationwide Coverage
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Ingot’s Gold Standard Service Process

Step 1


During a consultation call, our specialists will work to determine your exact requirements – for example, the size and positioning of ductwork requiring cleaning. We use this information to create a quote, which will be provided over the phone and sent via email following our conversation. In more unusual cases, we will provide a no-obligation site visit.

Step 2


Ingot Services aim to commence work within two weeks of receiving instruction. Often working outside of working hours, or at night to best suit client requirements, our team will tailor our services to your precise needs, conducting commercial deep cleaning to a national standard.

Step 3

Certification and Paperwork

As much of our work completed with the intent of ensuring buildings and businesses meet stringent health and safety, environmental health, hygiene, and fire safety regulations, Ingot Services include post-cleaning paperwork and certification in all service pricing, formatted to meet all insurance and regulatory requirements.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does HVAC stand for?

HVAC is a commonly used term within the ventilation cleaning industry, most often used to refer to systems as a whole, or to qualifications relating to them. The acronym itself stands for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning - systems installed across almost all non-domestic buildings in a variety of forms, including kitchen extracts, and air ducts.

A critical factor in ensuring optimal indoor air quality, HVAC systems must be correctly maintained in order to operate to their full potential - whether removing grease from the air around a commercial fryer, or supplying fresh air to a public space. As many HVAC systems are difficult to access, and composed of a number of complex parts, it is highly advisable to hire a fully accredited, professional cleaning service on a regular basis to air in cleaning.

What are TR-19 Standards?

TR-19 currently stands as one of the most important industry standards for ventilation cleaning. Defined by BESA in 1988, TR-19 guidelines and regulations, particularly part 7, work to standardise the way in which duct and kitchen extract systems are cleaned.

Relevant to both cleaners, and building owners, TR-19 has become the standard to which the vast majority of insurers require work to be completed to. This makes selecting a fully qualified and competent cleaning contractor more important than ever business and building owners across a number of sectors.

Seeking a TR-19 qualified specialist cleaner? Ingot services are proud to offer commercial kitchen extract, duct, and fan cleaning services, conducted to TR-19 standards by Vent Hygiene Elite accredited technicians. Get in touch with our expert team members today to further discuss your requirements.

How often should kitchen extracts be cleaned?

The frequency at which kitchen extract systems should be cleaned is highly dependent on the amount of and type of use they undergo. In order to determine the ideal rate of cleaning, many measure the rate of grease and dirt build-up within extract system ductwork, however, if this is not possible, the following is generally suggested;

Kitchens undergoing consistent heavy use: clean every three months

Kitchens undergoing moderate use: clean every six months

Outside of this, legal guidelines indicate that kitchen extract systems must be cleaned at least every two years.

Seeking a TR-19 qualified specialist cleaner? Ingot services are proud to offer commercial kitchen extract, duct, and fan cleaning services, conducted to TR-19 standards by Vent Hygiene Elite accredited technicians. Get in touch with our expert team members today to further discuss your requirements.

What is the vent hygiene elite scheme?

The Vent Hygiene Elite Scheme, also referred to as VHE, is an accreditation scheme created by BESCA. Based upon a combination of long-established, proven cleaning processes, and updated TR-19 standards, the Vent Hygiene Elite Scheme works to ensure all members conduct work to elite standards - form consultation, through to final service documentation and certification. Vent Hygiene Elite members are required to demonstrate these standards to administrators and auditors from the associations and accreditation arm of BESCA, ensuring their consistent delivery of the highest levels of compliance, competence, and service delivery possible.

What is BESCA?

BESCA (Building Engineering Services Competence Accreditation) are a certification body, and part of the wider BESA (Building Engineering Services Association). Offering a number of industry-specific certifications and accreditations, including the Vent Hygiene Elite scheme, BESCA works to ensure that all members conduct themselves and their services in line with high standards.

Seeking a TR-19 qualified specialist cleaner? Ingot services are proud to offer commercial kitchen extract, duct, and fan cleaning services, conducted to TR-19 standards by Vent Hygiene Elite accredited technicians. Get in touch with our expert team members today to further discuss your requirements.

Is extract cleaning necessary?

Extract system cleaning is an essential factor in maintaining the safety and legality of commercial kitchen spaces. With incorrectly maintained extract systems, including cited as the cause or a significant factor in the spread of highly destructive fires within commercial kitchen environments, specialist cleaning is able to act as a significant line of defense, working to remove grease and fat deposits responsible for encouraging the spread of fire through the system.

For this reason, all industry and legal regulations, including TR-19, require kitchen extract cleaning to be undertaken by accredited professionals on a regular basis, helping ensure the optimal safety of the working environment, and those within it.

In addition to this, commercial kitchens undergoing regular extract cleaning typically experience compliance with the insurance conditions of all major providers and a reduced risk of infestation and contamination.

What is air hygiene cleaning?

Air hygiene cleaning works to bring ventilation systems of all kinds in line with health and safety regulations requiring a supply of clean air to non-domestic buildings.

Ingot Services’ air hygiene cleaning services offer a comprehensive solution to the rising challenges surrounding changing legal requirements and increased ventilation system upkeep: professional, certified cleaning conducted on a fully tailored basis.

Working to fulfil all guidelines outlined in the Health and Safety at Work Act 1973, Ingot’s air hygiene cleaning services are undertaken by Vent Hygiene Elite qualified professionals, and works to ensure the removal of all potentially harmful particles, dust, and bacteria harboured by both ductwork, and filters.

What is high-level cleaning?

High-level cleaning is a specialised service, designed to ensure the creation of safe, hygienic environments through the effective cleaning of otherwise untouched areas positioned at an unreachable height. Using specialised equipment such as scissor lifts, harnesses, and booms, Ingot's high-level cleaning service allows for our delivery of efficient, effective deep cleaning at a height, and within large spaces, working to ensure large buildings and hard-to-reach areas are brought into line with a variety of health and safety and environmental health regulations.

Is ventilation duct cleaning useful?

Ventilation and duct system cleaning is not only 'useful' to non-domestic properties, but often listed as a legal obligation or requirement. In spaces held to TR-19 standards, a professional company able to perform duct cleaning to a number of set standards, and to provide certification and documentation acting as evidence of cleaning undertaken must be hired at least once every two years to ensure the cleanliness and safety of the ductwork system.

In addition to keeping buildings across all sectors in line with legal and TR-19 standards, duct cleaning offers the following benefits:

- Reduced fire risk

- Decreased risk of infestation

- Insurance compliance

- Reduced risk of closure and prosecution

- Improved safety levels for all building users

- Decreased risk of contamination or illness

What happens if you don't clean your air ducts?

Though ductwork and ventilation systems can prove hugely useful to a number of non-domestic buildings across a wide range of sectors, they are not without their downsides. When incorrectly maintained, ductwork (depending on the way in which it is used) may start to harbour mould, dust, and bacteria (in the case of kitchens, grease and fat deposits may be added to this list) - posing significant health and safety threats to all building users. As a result of this established risk, businesses operating incorrectly maintained ventilation or extract systems may face insurance validation, prosecution, or closure.

Scheduling regular cleaning suited to your ventilation system's usage levels is the primary, and most effective defence against these threats, helping remove all potentially harmful particulates, reducing fire risk, and contributing to the maintenance of a safe, hygienic environment.

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