Kitchen Hood Systems
Kitchen fires can happen quite frequently when cooking is combined with the busyness of a commercial kitchen. People are running around, aprons are thrown everywhere, and there’s a variety of pots and pans on the stove. That’s why commercial kitchens are required by code to have a kitchen hood fire suppression system installation and have routine inspections conducted every 6 months. This is extremely important, as commercial kitchen hood fire suppression systems are key to preventing damage from overtaking your business in an emergency.
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Kitchen Hood Inspections
Here is what a typical commercial kitchen hood system inspection will include:
- Testing the manual pull station
- Replacing temperature-activated links
- Checking the gauge on pressurized tanks
- Cleaning nozzles
- Documenting any issues
If any issues are found, our team is confident that we can conduct repairs with high attention to detail and customer satisfaction. Fire suppression systems for kitchen hoods are one of the most important parts of maintaining safety in the kitchen. Make sure you don’t wait to get yours inspected. This is a high-priority system that requires immediate attention.
Protex Fire Suppression System
If you are looking to install kitchen fire suppression systems, we can help give you recommendations on our favorite products. We install the ProTex Fire Suppression System because it is high quality, reliable, and loved by customers. Any businesses that prepare food should consider investing in one of these, as they could be a lifesaver during an emergency.
Kitchen Hood Maintenance
It’s important to keep up with your kitchen hood fire suppression system maintenance so that you don’t run into larger issues. Give us a call here at Safe-T Fire Protection; we’ll come to inspect your system and clean it out. Always keep an eye out for any issues that you notice stemming from your kitchen fire suppression system. Over time, you may see typical wear and tear.
What is a kitchen hood system?
A kitchen hood sprinkler system is an extinguisher unit that’s designed with nozzles full of fire extinguishing agents. These are aimed at hazard areas in your kitchen. These systems are built to detect fires and extinguish them on their own.
How should I extinguish a kitchen fire?
Most kitchen fires are grease fires, which means water should not be used to put them out. Wet chemical agents are the best way to extinguish grease fires. Your kitchen should be equipped with Class K fire extinguishers and a kitchen hood system.
Does my kitchen hood system need to be inspected?
Yes, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), inspections should happen semiannually. The kitchen hood ventilation system will be thoroughly inspected and tested during this time.
Do I need to call my fire safety company every time I make changes to my commercial kitchen?
Yes, if you move appliances, add new ones, or change anything related to your kitchen hood, you must let your fire protection team know. Nozzles may need to be reconfigured and your system will need to be inspected again. We have to ensure that you still have proper coverage and that your kitchen hood exhaust system is working correctly.