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Commercial Kitchen Fires

11/17/2023 (Permalink)

Owning a restaurant can be very stressful. From dealing with deliveries, making sure the cooks make everything correctly to dealing with the customers. Having to close your business due to a fire can be very detrimental to your bottom line. Here are some ways in which you can reduce your likelihood of a fire breaking out in your kitchen. 

*Grease: Clean up grease daily, as it is very combustible. 

*Maintain your cooking equipment, and make sure you have the proper fire suppression system installed. The fire suppression system should be professionally inspected.

*Making sure your sprinkler system is in working order. 

*Having your fire extinguishers inspected yearly and making sure you have enough of them can help your crew put the fire out, hopefully, with minimum damage. 

*Training your staff to properly deal with different types of fires could also help minimize the damage. 

*Keeping all flammables away from flames. 

*Electrical fires can start due to frayed cables or damaged outlets. Periodic inspections by a licensed electrician should be conducted to look for other electrical issues that may not be obvious. 

*Buildup can easily cause a fire in the ventilation system. Have your ductwork, hood and the fan inspected and cleaned regularly. 

*Instruct your employees to NEVER throw water on a grease fire. Doing this will only cause the fire to become enraged. 

*NEVER allow employees to dispose of their cigarette buts inside the facility. There may still be embers which can cause a fire to start. 

And last but not least have an escape plan, just in case of a fire. And practice to ensure all staff gets out safely. 

SERVPRO of Westfield, Southwick cares about their community. 

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