When working in a commercial kitchen, fire is an extremely useful tool. But what happens when that tool mixes with other things and ends up becoming extremely dangerous? Commercial kitchen fires can become out of control extremely quickly if steps are not taken to prevent them. Let’s take a look at how you can help to prevent commercial kitchen fires.
Keep the Kitchen Clean and Organized
One of the best ways to protect your commercial kitchen is to keep it clean and organized. Restaurants and commercial kitchens are already primed for fires. From wooden pallets to plastic casings to cardboard boxes, your kitchen is already at risk. So when your commercial kitchen is in use, make sure you take the time to clean up debris and put away flammable trash and shipping materials. Your staff should also take the time to empty the grease traps a few time every day to prevent the grease from catching fire. Cleaning the walls and hood systems around the grills are equally important as they also collect grease. Grease on the walls and in the hoods put your business at high risk of going up in smoke (and flames).
Don’t Play with Fire
While it can seem charming to have a flambéed dessert on the menu or real candles on the table, it may be better to leave the cooking and the fire in the kitchen. When you bring fire into the dining room, you put your diners and staff at risk of a burning table, tablecloth, napkins, and other flammables. If you insist on having fire around the diners, make sure your staff knows how to handle them properly and how to handle an emergency.
Keep Exits Clear and Obey Fire Codes
While you may think it is a hassle to take out the trash every day or to only have a certain number of tables in the restaurant, these codes are there for a reason. Obeying fire codes will protect your staff and customers from danger if a fire were to break out in the kitchen. Keeping the exits clear allows them to easily find their paths outside to safety.
Install a Kitchen Fire Suppression System
There are many different commercial kitchen fire suppression systems you can have installed in your kitchen. From a proper kitchen hood system to fire extinguishers on hand, your kitchen should have the proper equipment necessary to protect your customers, staff, and property. If you are unsure if your kitchen is fully equipped, call Fireline for an evaluation of your property. We can help you design the best system for your commercial kitchen and help you protect your property from danger.
Preventing Commercial Kitchen Fires with Fireline
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.