According to a study reported by the National Restaurant Association, over half of all fires in restaurants originate from food preparation equipment. These kinds of fires are what we aim to eliminate with kitchen hood suppression systems. To properly protect your restaurant, it is important to make sure that your kitchen hood fire suppression system is installed and maintained the right way. If you want an understanding of what these systems are and how they operate. Read on to learn more!
How do Kitchen Hood Suppression Systems Work?
All fires need three essential things to stay burning: heat, oxygen, and fuel. When a fire suppression system detects a fire, the nozzle built into the kitchen hood releases a wet chemical fire extinguishing agent directly onto the fire source. This chemical extinguisher is designed to rapidly cool flames by cutting them off from their oxygen source and preventing re-ignition. The systems are integrated into the appliances as well, cutting the gas feed or electric supply as soon as the extinguishing system is activated. Attacking the fire from all angles with precision extinguishes the fire without impacting the rest of the kitchen. Wet chemical fire extinguishing systems minimize cleanup time after the fire. This is critical to your ability to reopen.
Why Use Kitchen Hood Suppression System Over Traditional Fire Extinguishers?
Modern kitchen hood fire extinguishing systems are extremely effective in extinguishing commercial kitchen fires. These systems operate automatically and do not require intervention by restaurant personnel. In addition, they are required by fire codes and insurance carriers. Portable fire extinguishers are also required by code but they require restaurant personnel to operate. In situations where it is prudent to evacuate, automatic hood suppression systems will still extinguish the fire. Automatic kitchen hood extinguishing systems provide the peace of mind necessary to run your restaurant without undue worry over the danger of fire.
Kitchen hood suppression systems must be inspected every six months by a licensed contractor. This is required by code and is the single most important thing you can do to ensure proper operation of the system. At Fireline, we provide complete kitchen hood suppression system services whenever you need them!
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Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.