It goes without saying that good daily cleaning of your commercial kitchen is essential. But kitchen staff aren’t trained in high-level cleaning, and won’t have the experience to properly deep clean heavy equipment. That’s why commercial kitchen deep cleaning is essential. Here are five reasons why it’s a good idea.
Professional deep cleaning is a great way to improve the overall hygiene in your kitchen. The additional time and care taken ensures areas are fully clear of dirt and debris that may have been missed on a regular clean.
Using non-caustic chemicals, a kitchen deep clean should clean and degrease every inch of your kitchen, including:
- canopy and grease filters
- kitchen extract ductwork
- all equipment, such as; ovens, fryers, microwaves and counters
- food preparation surfaces, sinks and dishwashers
- refrigeration units and freezers
An outbreak of food poisoning can cause irreparable damage to a company’s reputation. In some cases, you may face legal costs or compensation. By making sure your commercial kitchen is regularly deep cleaned, you’re reducing the risk of foodborne illnesses such as Salmonella, E. coli and Norovirus.
As a commercial kitchen, there is strict legislation in place to ensure necessary hygiene standards are met. Local authorities, the food standards agency, trading standards and environmental health officers have a responsibility to ensure that operating kitchens comply with food safety guidelines. If your kitchen isn’t kept clean, you could face fines and the threat of closure until the kitchen is safe.
A professional deep clean will involve moving heavy pieces of kitchen equipment. This enables the surrounding areas to be thoroughly cleaned. With potential food sources for pests taken away, and by ensuring any spills are cleaned away daily, the risk of pests can be minimised.
The equipment in your kitchen, such as dishwashers and combi ovens, is a big investment. By having a regular deep cleaning programme in place, you’re protecting it from breakdowns and maximising its life expectancy.
Wiping up spills and daily cleaning are essential. But commercial kitchen deep cleaning will include checking the drip trays in your ovens, for example. They can collect a dangerous build-up of combustible oils and grease, which presents a fire hazard.
Working with TWO Services
Very few other UK companies can give you the simplicity and convenience of one expert team who can take care of maintenance as well as cleaning. We offer bespoke cleaning regimes where we tailor our approach to suit your finances and your schedule – it doesn’t have to be all or nothing.
All our work is carried out in accordance with the European, Food Safety & Hygiene (England) Regulations (in all cases, the latest issue applies) and COSHH. And we’re accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2015, BS EN ISO 14001: 2015 (environmental) and ISO 45001: 2007 (health and safety).
If you would like more advice or information, call us on 0800 22 44 33 or visit www.two-services.com.
We’re currently offering new customers 10% off of their first kitchen clean with us. Just use the code ‘H&C’ when you call.