Oven Cleaning Services has operated a professional grease filter cleaning service in Dunedin for a number of years and services approximately 160 - 180 Dunedin retail food outlets, institutional kitchens and food manufacturers, and now a growing number of customers in the South Island via our new courier based XFilter service. Our sister company, Whattamess Kitchen Cleaning Services, services the wider Christchurch area. Whattamess also provides a professional grease filter cleaning service including our courier based XFilter service.
Having clean grease filters is the first defense against a fire reaching your extraction system. A fire needs fuel and if there is no fuel for a fire to ignite – the fire cannot spread up through your ducting and threaten your whole building.
Most councils around NZ and insurance companies will expect you to maintain clean grease filters as a standard part of your housekeeping and duty of care.
Although NZ has no specific legislation concerning filter, hood and duct cleaning, Australian legislation AS 1886 becomes “Best Practice” in NZ. If you have damage from a fire in your extraction system and you cannot prove a regular effective cleaning plan was in place, your fire insurance will be in jeopardy.