Kitchen Duct Cleaning Services – A Dramatic Restaurant Fire, Caused by Grease Build Up

Kitchen duct cleaning services gone wrong. I have been visiting this Gold Coast venue for the last five years, giving them a brochure to encourage them to have their kitchen exhaust system cleaned.

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In March this year the owner called me out and this is what I found. The wok in the kitchen caught on fire. This ignited the hazardous grease in the gutters which then ignited the filter which was heavy with grease.

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An avoidable disaster

The inside of the filter then travelled up the flue whilst on fire ultimately exploding out of the top of the restaurant causing thousands of dollars of
damage. Not to mention the risk to life, limb and livelihood as this restaurant was at the base of a residential building.


Collateral damage in the commercial kitchen was just a disaster at the below picture depicts not to mention the many hours of downtime when the kitchen was not usable because of a lack of kitchen duct cleaning services. Fifteen years in this business I have seen numerous examples of where venues become complacent with their compliance obligations until it becomes too late.

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The outside of the duct


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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!
  • Avatar petroh daczynski ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    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