Today we’re going to share tips on how to protect your restaurant from a fire. Commercial fires happen more often than people think, and kitchen fires serve as the top reason behind them. Flames are necessary to keep delicious food coming, but not maintaining fire safety techniques in mind can be hazardous, disastrous, costly, and, sadly, even deadly. Here are some of our top valuable tips to ensure that your commercial kitchen is fireproof.
Never Let Grease Build Up
Cleaning the kitchen is vital if you want to avoid a fire hazard. Grease is a highly flammable source. When a fire spreads rapidly, it looks for a combustible source. Because grease is fuel for a fire, make sure that regular and thorough cleaning happens.
Keep Cooking Equipment Up to Par
A high percentage of restaurant fires happen due to cooking equipment. You can avoid this unfortunate circumstance by ensuring that all cooking equipment is optimally functional and fitted with fire suppression systems. A fire suppression system can shut down gas and electrical systems if a fire occurs. When you have adequate fire protection systems, it stops a flare-up from turning into a disaster. What’s even better is that we will not only install your commercial fire protection systems but also inspect them annually to ensure they’re properly working.
Make Sure That Your Fire Sprinkler Works
What’s beneficial about an automatic fire sprinkler system is that, well, it’s automatic. When this system detects a fire, it can work immediately to stop a fire from spreading. Fire sprinklers are lifesavers both for commercial buildings and residences. While firefighters are brave and valuable, fire sprinklers work much quicker.
Always Have Backup Portable Fire Extinguishers
Depending on how widespread the outbreak is, you may need multiple people on your team working to douse a fire. It’s also essential to have fire extinguishers on deck because fires involving oil do not take well to water. The main idea is that you want to have multiple fire protection systems to ensure the ultimate protection.
Is your restaurant up-to-code regarding fire safety? If not, reach out to Judd Fire Protection so that we can inspect your building or install whatever systems you’re lacking.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.