Brasserie Bar Company has found a more effective solution for keeping kitchen ductwork clean and is rolling it out across a handful of sites in a move expected to reduce its maintenance costs.
The French-style restaurant and pub group turned to Quintex’s Ecofix grease management system after finding itself in desperate need of an alternative duct cleaning system at one of its branches.
The site had a five-storey riser that had to be abseiled down to clean and maintain, with the job made even harder by local noise restrictions that only gave it a slim timeframe in which to carry out the task.
Quintex’s Ecofix solution negates the need for abseiling due to its unique riser system, which removes the need for a manual clean.
The advanced biological technology penetrates every element of a cooker extraction and ventilation unit, cleaning as it goes and putting an end to costly and time consuming manual scrubbing procedures.
The system works by introducing fine microdroplets of an environmentally-friendly biological formula into commercial kitchen extraction and ventilation systems, ensuring that Ecofix will follow the air flow into the ductwork, canopies, filters, fans, silencers and ventilated ceilings.
John Bickerstaffe, maintenance and facilities manager at Brasserie Bar Co, said the chain expects to save thousands of pounds in abseiling and energy costs as a result of the solution, which took one to two days to install.
“Before Ecofix was installed, manual cleaners had to abseil five floors down very tight ductwork where they couldn’t turn around to clear the system. On top of that, we only had a five-hour window every six months due to the local noise restrictions. Ecofix has solved a lot of our problems.”
Mr Bickerstaffe confirmed that, following the results of the first installation, it has now specified it for a further 11 sites.