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Laundry Ductwork Cleaning - More Information

Laundry Ductwork Cleaning - More Information

One of the most overlooked aspects of fire prevention is the cleaning of laundry extract systems. This is vital for any organisation which processes large quantities of laundry, including laundry service providers, prisons, hospitals, hotels and student accommodation.

At Extract Compliance we provide fast, effective and affordable ventilation cleaning services that work to remove the potentially dangerous build-up of lint, dust, fibres and clothing which if left could leave the system vulnerable to a fire outbreak.

Laundry such as bedding and towels generates a large amount of lint, fibres and dust from the textiles being washed and dried in commercial machines. Over time the build-up of these impurities collects in the laundry extract system itself.

Regular cleaning of laundry extract ventilation helps to;

  1. Clear out the accumulation of debris that can cause the system to slow and become less efficient.
  2. Remove the highly combustible build-up of material that is a potential fire hazard.
  3. Eliminate any blockages of vents.
  4. Relieve additional pressure on machinery.

Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order of 2005, all building owners have a responsibility to minimise the potential fire risks within any buildings that they manage. This clearly states that fire safety risk assessments must be carried out and kept up to date which includes an inspection of ductwork where there is potential for fire risk and subsequent maintenance to ensure the system is safe.

In addition to this, most insurance companies now require proof of dryer duct cleaning, servicing and maintenance. If in the event of a fire, you fail to provide the correct BESA TR19® compliant reports or proof that they were properly maintained then the entire buildings insurance may be in jeopardy and payment of claims could be denied.

Failure to achieve compliance and maintain clean and safe laundry extract ventilation systems can have potentially devastating consequences and put the property and those that reside within it at risk. In order to keep people safe, protect your business, satisfy insurer requirements and maintain peak efficiency of machines it is crucial that the maintenance, servicing and cleaning is carried out by a reputable, verified company.

At Extract Compliance we take action in order to eliminate risk and we work closely with our customers to help fully understand their requirements and offer a tailored solution for their needs.

Our team of highly trained experts will clean the laundry extract system, removing all traces of lint, fibre and dust particles to ensure that it is fully compliant with Fire Safety and Health & Safety legislation. This can include;

  1. Visual inspection, assessment and measuring of airflow.
  2. Gaining access to the inside – if this isn’t possible then our experts can install access panels.
  3. Thorough mechanical brushing of the ductwork and extraction of lint.
  4. A full digital report provided within 5 days of completion.
  5. Before and after photos which can be used as proof that you are compliant.
  6. A certificate to show compliance with Fire and Insurance requirements.
  7. An ongoing preventative maintenance plan which will help to protect your premises If you are unsure about your compliance then why not Contact Us for more information.
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