Your Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning Contractor MUST provide the following

Engaging a reputable kitchen exhaust cleaning contractor is key to getting what you need and what you are ultimately paying for. It also ensures that you comply in terms of insurance and reduces your risk of fire. We have put together a handy checklist to make things a little easier.


Prior to Kitchen Exhaust Clean
Pricing broken down into:

  • Externals
  • Canopy / Hood
  • Duct
  • Fan


In short, make sure the quote specifies exactly what is being cleaned (and what is not). Be sure to read over your own insurance policy on what is expected too.


Photo Report showing:

  • Externals
  • Inside the canopies
  • Ducts/Fans


Note: Under certain grease levels is considered a clean/acceptable surface. Were any of these potential areas identified? Contractors should use a depth gauge/grease comb to identify build-up levels of grease on internal duct surfaces:

kitchen exhaust cleaning Grease Comb Depth Gauge
Readings of up to 0.05mm depth are regarded as a clean surface, readings of up to 2mm depth are acceptable. However, once over 2mm surfaces should be scheduled for cleaning, and any readings over 3mm indicate that immediate cleaning is required.

Must specify:

  • Inaccessible Areas (in writing)
  • Access or safety issues (in writing)
  • A reputable contractor will also provide advice on how to improve accessibility so that ALL areas can be cleaned.

Must supply:

Current certificate of insurance dated, including ABN / CRN, current business address, and all applicable standards listed.

After Kitchen Exhaust Clean

  • Updated photo report showing before and after photos of all areas quoted
  • Compliance Certificate to AS/NZ1851 or BESA TR/19 in the UK
  • Invoice must state which areas were serviced and their ABN / CRN
  • Confirm fan is functioning and in working order
  • Before paying the invoice, physically check the kitchen exhaust system yourself where practical

Tip: Check the photo report against past reports on file to ensure that old images aren’t being “recycled”.

Contact us if you need any further advice or clarification.