Failure to test and maintain fire prevention equipment can lead to serious consequences

Ventilation duct systems may be out of sight but should never be out of mind when it comes to fire prevention says Dermott Quinn MD of duct maintenance specialist Ductbusters. “Ducting provides the perfect conduit for fires to spread rapidly through buildings – and into neighbouring buildings,” he says. “The heat build-up inside ducts can cause combustible materials nearby, such…

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Dirty ductwork – the hidden fire hazard in your kitchen

Commercial kitchens play a crucial role in many public sector organisations, such as hospitals, schools and prisons, so their maintenance and upkeep is vitally important. They are hardworking environments, not just for the people who cook in them, but also for the equipment. Ductwork, extraction and ventilation systems form a critical part of any catering operation, but as the majority…

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