Commercial kitchens are an inherently dangerous arena as far as fire safety is concerned. With their frequent use of open flame in the chaotic environment of a busy restaurant, it’s no wonder that every year almost 6,000 commercial kitchens report a fire in the United States. Luckily, there are certain steps that can be taken to mitigate fire risks in commercial kitchen settings. Learn more about commercial kitchen fire prevention in today’s blog.
Safety Tips for Commercial Kitchen Fire Prevention
Ensure all of your systems are covered
Each commercial kitchen will have unique needs based on the equipment and layout of the space, making it impossible to come up with an effective commercial kitchen fire prevention plan without a customized solution. Your fire prevention system should be inspected by a certified fire protection provider in order to be certain that your current fire suppression system is able to handle the needs presented by your equipment.
Clean the exhaust frequently
One of the major sources of fire danger is exhaust systems that have not been kept scrupulously cleaned. When your kitchen exhaust system becomes clogged with built-up oil and grease, it can cause serious damage to your building’s roof, including blistering, cracking, swelling, and deterioration. In worst case scenarios, the grease buildup can even cause a catastrophic fire, making it crucial that these systems are kept clean.
Unplug your equipment
At the end of the night, get into the habit of unplugging any electrical equipment to reduce the risk of electrical fire. Unplugging these appliances will also help to save on your energy bills as appliances draw constantly draw a small amount of power, even when not in use.
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep commercial kitchens safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep your business safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems as well to help keep commercial fires controlled should they break out. Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which air sampling smoke detection system is best for your business. We will also help install and maintain the system for your commercial building.