Duct Cleaning Brisbane – A Complete Horror Story!

Another Terrible Horror Story of Duct Cleaning in a Brisbane Restaurant.

My name is Cameron from Greasebusters. I was recently invited to inspect a local Brisbane commercial duct with the view to cleaning it and I was astounded at 6cm pool of grease laying in the entire ducting. Even for me with 13 years in the ducting cleaning business, I could not believe the fire hazard that was waiting to happen.

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After showing the chef the mess he invited me to start as soon as possible as he was alarmed with the amount of grease that was there. Prior to meeting me that day, he had been having another Brisbane duct cleaning company doing the work with the assumption that all the areas were being cleaned.


Access to the commercial duct was difficult as there were no manholes installed in the roof area. Lucky for us a number of my staff are certified with “inclosed space” and had no problem with accessing the ducting through the filter hole and then up through a small opening in this Brisbane duct.

Duct Cleaning in progress in Brisbane


Duct Cleaning Brisbane

This is where the real duct cleaning begins. Although a tight squeeze, my lad was able to gain entry and then systematically work his way through the ducting. The first trick, of course, is to clean an area big enough on the floor of this exhaust system so that he can lay there and not be covered with grease.

In the next photo, I have taken a scraper and cleared a small area of fire hazardous grease for this Brisbane Duct prior to cleaning it all so that you can see the contrast. It’s quite a powerful image. The grease has a thick honey texture and the volume in this ducting would be an extreme fire hazard. In most cases, the chef or manager has no idea of the extent of neglect that lies in the exhaust duct until it is too late.

Grease filled duct


Duct Cleaning Brisbane – We got probably 100 litres of combustible grease from this area, which in turn will be a formidable fire hazard

As you can see, it’s not a job for the faint-hearted. These fellas here have probably done this five, six thousand times now. So, you know, what you’re getting is expertise by the sheer repetition. And the venue manager of this venue was horrified when he looked up this commercial canopy and ducting. But you know, the lads probably duct cleaning like this, hundreds, and hundreds, and hundreds of times. That takes the scare out of it. If you want to see more, feel free to click through for more Horror Stories.

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Author bio


Cameron Monley is the charming and quirky mastermind behind the thriving commercial kitchen range hood cleaning business Grease Busters.With a warm and friendly personality, Cameron excels at building personal relationships with his clients. He takes the time to get to know each client on a personal level, understanding their unique needs and concerns.Cameron's commitment to exceptional customer service, combined with his expertise in kitchen duct cleaning, sets him apart from the competition.He is known for his kind and caring nature, as well as his professional approach to business. With Cameron at the helm, you can be confident that your kitchen canopies are in good hands.With over 18 years of experience in the commercial kitchen cleaning industry, Cameron has been wiping out grease and grime since 2005, leaving his clients with sparkling clean and safe kitchens

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  • Avatar Danielle Wall ★★★★★ 2 weeks ago
    From the moment I made contact with Grease Busters I was greeted with efficient and friendly service! I needed my commercial kitchen cleaned within 2 days before the sale and hand over of my shop and Cameron and his team had the quote out to me that morning … read more and the job done 2 days later. I can not recommend them highly enough!
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    We have been utilizing Grease Busters for a few years now and they have been fantastic to work with.
    Cameron is always a pleasure to deal with and more than happy to accommodate working in with us to get the job done.
    The crew always turn up on time and
    … read more go about their business with minimal fuss and have never let us down getting the kitchen up and running on time.
    Great company to do business with.
  • Avatar Jack Bakon ★★★★★ a month ago
    First time using Grease busters on one of our commercial sites and could not fault their workmanship. Cameron was a pleasure to work beside from start to finish. He was also able to deliver a quick turnaround that helped me immensely. highly recommend! … read more