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What Goes Into a Kitchen Fire Suppression System?

Are you thinking about installing a kitchen fire suppression system in your restaurant? If so, it’s important to know how these systems work and what they are designed to do. In this article we will discuss the basics of kitchen fires and provide information on how a kitchen fire suppression system works. We will also explain why you should consider installing one if your restaurant has a history of kitchen fires.

What Is A Kitchen Fire?

A kitchen fire is an event that occurs when something ignites within a cooking area or storage space. The most common cause of kitchen fires is grease fires. These can be caused by a number of things including:

• Spillage from food preparation areas such as sinks, dishwashers, refrigerators, ovens, etc.

• Improperly stored flammable liquids like ketchup, oil, etc.

• Ignition sources such as hot pans, hot utensils, lit candles, open flames, etc.

The good news is that kitchen fires are easy to prevent and extinguish. However, there are many reasons why you may want to install a kitchen fire suppression system into your restaurant. Here are some of them:

• To reduce the risk of a kitchen fire occurring

• To protect employees and customers from smoke inhalation

• To save money on insurance premiums

• To help protect against lawsuits related to kitchen fires

Why Should You Consider Installing a Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems?

If you own and operate a restaurant, then you probably already understand the importance of having a well-maintained kitchen. But did you realize that your kitchen could actually pose a serious threat to your business? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), restaurants have the highest rate of kitchen fires compared to any other type of establishment. This means that your restaurant is at greater risk than others for kitchen fires.

In fact, the NFPA reports that between 2000 and 2005, more than half of all restaurant kitchen fires were caused by grease fires. Other causes include electrical problems, faulty equipment, improper ventilation, and even human error.

So if you think that kitchen fires are just part of being a restaurateur, think again! They can cost your business thousands of dollars in damages and lost revenue. And while kitchen fires can happen anywhere, they are particularly dangerous in restaurants because of their high concentration of flammables.

If you want to avoid kitchen fires, you need a kitchen fire suppression system and you need it to be functioning at a moment’s notice. To help ensure this (and to keep you code compliant), you can hire World Fire Protection to inspect your kitchen suppression system. World Fire Protection is a certified testing facility that provides inspections and tests for commercial kitchens. Our technicians are trained to look for potential safety issues with your kitchen fire suppression system. Contact us today to get a FREE estimate or to book an appointment.