Most if not all restaurants have a slight risk of sparking a small fire. For instance, cooking oils, paper products, electrical connections, and cleaning products are all extremely flammable and surround a restaurant kitchen. With many open flames and hot surfaces in easily accessible areas, the combination can lead to a fire. Therefore, it is important to reduce the risk of your lovely restaurant from bursting into flames. Here are a few tips you can implement today to eliminate or reduce your restaurant’s risk of catching fire.
Install A Fire Suppression System
A perk of having a commercial kitchen is the ability to install a fire suppression system. Many restaurant kitchen fires begin with cooking equipment being left unattended. Therefore, installing an automatic system that can effectively suppress the flames before they start to spread is a great tool to use. When the system is activated it immediately shuts off the electricity supply or fuel which stops the spread of the fire instantly. UL 300 requires that these be wet chemical systems to control the high temperatures grease fires can create.
Investing In Portable Fire Extinguishers
One of the easiest things you can do to protect your restaurant from fire is to equip your kitchen with portable fire extinguishers. These fire extinguishers can easily serve as a backup for your larger ones. Because of all the chemicals and grease that can spark a fire, specific types of extinguishers are needed. Understanding that a restaurant kitchen requires a Class K fire extinguisher is extremely important. However, a Class K extinguisher only works for the fire caused by grease, generally on the stove.. As a result, ABC Class fire extinguishers should also be provided on site to protect against other items that could catch fire within the kitchen.
Get The Best of the Best from Fireline!
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep your property safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to alert occupants in your business of fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems and fire sprinkler systems to keep fires controlled should an incident occur. Our trained sales staff will work with you to determine which system is best for your business and our technicians will ensure a quality installation. Fireline service technicians can test, inspect and repair any existing systems you may have.