Onsite Services

Ultimate Onsite Cleaning Solutions

Fixed and heavy equipment is often overlooked within a catering operation. Normal day-to-day cleaning schedules focus on walls, floors, tables, ovens and the rest.

However, due to the nature of a kitchen, the areas below, inside, behind and on top of this equipment will, over a period of time, become covered in FOG. This, if not dealt with timeously, will result in a build-up that is not only unsightly but unhygienic, and odorous, will attract pests and bacteria and is potentially dangerous to staff and customers alike.

Our Onsite Cleaning division will assist you in attaining the Ultimate Cleaning solution for your kitchen – in line with applicable legislation and regulations.

Grease Trap Cleaning

A grease trap/interceptor keeps working by constantly capturing the grease above and solid food waste below in the tank.

If the tank is not cleaned on a regular basis, the waste will pile up in the tank, causing the additional food waste and FOG (Fat, Oil and Grease) coming out of the kitchen sink or dishwasher to flow down the sewer system.

Benefits of maintaining grease traps

If the food establishment’s grease trap is not cleaned on regular basis it may lead to bad odours, and blockages that may lead to unhygienic conditions.

Grease traps can generate flammable and toxic gases over time. These gases can include methane (natural gas), hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and/or other gases depending on the greases, oils, and hats found in the grease traps.

Odours emanating from your grease traps are not only unpleasant, but they are also dangerous. Employees may become ill from inhaling over time.

This results in excessive needs for sick time off and even possibly workers‘ compensation claims.

FOG backups are one of the most common problems of grease trap systems. As the interceptor becomes too full, the FOG will

begin to go back up the drain, causing spillages of oil and grease which can become expensive

to clean up and require you to close your doors for clean-up and repairs. Never mind the negative customer association with a ‘smelly’


Disadvantages when not cleaning a grease trap

Clean grease traps prevent clogs and backup. When too much fat, oil, and grease (commonly known as “FOG“ in the industry) accumulates in grease traps, they can clog up. Not only does a clogged trap have reduced functionality, hence it is important to regularly clean the grease traps to avoid the inconvenience.

Grease trap systems are cheaper to maintain than repair. Hence it is important to clean and maintain grease traps. When grease traps are neglected and get clogged up, a malfunction is waiting to happen. For example, an emergency repair that halts business operations for a time will likely be more expensive than regular cleaning and maintenance.

Clean grease traps prevent blockages that may lead to water and land pollution. Prevent blockages that may lead to bad odours that may adversely affect your well-being if frequently exposed to it.

Clean grease traps prevent blockages that may lead to water and land pollution. Prevent blockages that may lead to bad odours that may adversely affect your well-being if frequently exposed to it.

Cleaning frequency of the Grease Trap

How often your grease trap needs cleaning depends on various things – the buildings size, the food you serve, how much business you do, and how much the trap can hold.

On average, cleaning should be performed every one to three months. Failure to do this could leave you with a smelly, toxic and costly problem.

Extraction Fan Cleaning

A kitchen hood, extractor hood, or range hood, exhaust hood is a device containing a mechanical fan that hangs above the stove or cooktop in the kitchen. It removes airborne grease, combustion products, fumes, smoke, heat, and steam. from the air by evacuation of the air and filtration.

The canopy removes all the smoke, steam, grease, and other potentially toxic particles which are formed while cooking. It sucks in all the undesirable gaseous elements from the room and expels them out along with the grease and smoke, helping to improve the indoor air quality to great extent. Better air quality is not only related to safety but also the health and wellbeing of your employees.

Benefits of maintaining the kitchen extraction

Disadvantages of not cleaning your kitchen extraction clean

Assessment of the Extraction Canopy

Spectank® cleaning team will come out and assess the kitchen extraction before submitting a quote. The assessment is based on the following:

We will also advise on the cleaning frequency and provide recomendations.

Achieving the Ultimate Solution

Kitchen Deep Cleaning

A kitchen deep clean is a professional standard of cleaning that goes above everyday cleaning tasks deployed in commercial kitchens and dining areas.

A kitchen deep clean may be needed if a property has been newly purchased and has been found to be in a state of disrepair. It may have a build-up of dirt, debris, or even just everyday dust, which needs to be cleaned before the kitchen can be used. Kitchen deep cleaning is perfect for providing a safe, clean, and hygienic space for employees, visitors, and customers. Specialised, commercial grade cleaning equipment and techniques are used throughout the cleaning process, including eco-friendly and biodegradable chemicals where feasible, to de-scale, de-grease and remove carbon deposits.

Benefits of kitchen deep cleaning

As well as creating a safe, clean, and hygienic space, a kitchen deep clean will help your business in the following ways:

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, awareness has been raised regarding viruses such as Coronavirus, Listeriosis. It has been made a vital role of the businesses to mitigate the risk of microbial presence such as viruses and bacteria. A kitchen deep clean is ideal for fully sanitising the food establishment surfaces and equipment in your kitchen and dining areas.

This is because deep clean includes paying attention to detail when cleaning the food establishment i.e. kitchen floors, equipment, sinks and taps, and general storage areas as well as hard to reach areas that normal daily cleaning processes may overlook.

A kitchen is purposely designed to prepare, cook, and consume food. The presence of food unfortunately means that there is an increased chance of food borne diseases. These
diseases can often cause humans to become extremely ill. A kitchen deep clean allows you to mitigate most of the risk associated with these diseases spreading making it a safer
environment to prepare and serve food from.

Within the food industry, whether you are providing a service for customers or producing food for employees, there are specific regulations set by the government to keep the consumers safe. These regulations are around:

  • Food hygiene
  • Kitchen ventilation

A kitchen deep clean can be specially created to help your business abide to these rules and regulations. Keeping your kitchen clean will improve ventilation and by undertaking a deep clean, you can ensure that you have mitigated as much risk as possible and remove the
possibility of creating an unsafe environment.

Kitchen equipment is usually very specialised and expensive. Even if you are not in a

commercial kitchen, ensuring that your equipment lasts as long as possible is great for your business. It can save you lots of money and allow your employees to efficiently carry out their tasks.


A kitchen deep clean is excellent for your equipment as it removes potential harmful

dirt, grease, and oil that may be affecting the operation of the equipment. The techniques and cleaning chemicals used will help preserve the life of the equipment and return them to as close to new as possible.