Published July 31, 2014

company-cleans-grillsIs your barbecue looking a little dirty and tired?

Has it been awhile since you have given it a really good cleaning? Barbecues can vary in lifespan depending on usage over time. Rather than entertaining the idea of replacing it, you may want to take a look at another option.

Vancouver Company BBQ B Clean was established in 2011 by husband and wife team Jo and Feargus Carroll. Inspired by a similar service offered in Australia where the Carrolls lived for two years prior to moving to Canada, the twosome set out to form a company that specialized in steam cleaning existing barbecues.

Barbecues are not pressure washed but rather deep cleaned with imported Italian steam cleaners and cleaning agents that are 100 per cent eco-friendly. And the cleaning agents are based on a form of crushed pumice sourced here in B.C. The principal is that the steam is generated under pressure so it is much hotter than regular kettle steam. The steam is 150 C+ and therefore it dissolves grease, kills bacteria and loosens dirt, which is removed layer by layer.

Many traditional barbecue cleaners are very corrosive and acid-based. Therefore, they can be very damaging to the grills, heat plates and burners. In many cases these cleaners may attack any exposed metal and cause them to rust and corrode over time making the barbecue potentially dangerous.

At BBQ B Clean the cleaning process includes a test of the barbecue parts and if cracked or corroded burners are discovered – which could potentially be a safety hazard – technicians will immediately notify the owners and suggest appropriate contact details of barbecue repair companies.

The Carrolls feel strongly that in order to get the right results it really comes down to using the right tools, professional training and hard work, as opposed to using corrosives or acid dips as many other provinces do.

BBQ B Clean uses only fully trained staff to operate their steam cleaners. Barbecues are cleaned on site at the customer’s home. Whether it’s on patios, terraces or decks, their technicians take great care to leave the space they are cleaning as they found it.

If this is something you may be interested in, have a look at their website, I noticed a very big difference between the before and after on our barbecue.