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The risks of a commercial kitchen fire can be greatly reduced

September 8, 2018

Commercial Kitchen Fires are Totally Preventable

Every time a news story details a commercial kitchen fire, we at Flue Steam shake our heads. Many people don’t know this, but commercial kitchen fires are completely preventable. They should not be happening now, in the 21st century, when we all should know better how to protect kitchen fires from happening.

This past July, in the Passaic, NJ, area, where the restaurant kitchen “El Chévere” caught on fire. Reportedly, it took 20 engine companies to bring the fire under control – and 6 firefighters were injured in the process. This fire shuttered 11 businesses, 3 of which were a total loss.

This level of devastating damage is such a shame, but it highlights the importance of proper commercial kitchen maintenance. Preventing fires like these is essential, but it can only be done when commercial kitchen managers take the proper precautions. This can be hard to fit into already full schedules, but it should definitely be made a top priority.

One way to make sure your commercial kitchen stays safe from flash fires is by partnering with Flue Steam. We serve commercial kitchens throughout Southern California, and we would welcome the opportunity to partner with you. We offer various services to help commercial kitchens stay a safe, clean, and efficient every day including:

  • Kitchen exhaust system cleaning (hand scraping and steam cleaning services available)
  • Grease filter exchange service
  • Automatic fire suppressions systems service
  • Portable fire extinguisher sales and service

Find out more about our services below and sign up today by calling 800-700-FLUE. We’re always happy to schedule your services at dates and times that are most convenient for your busy schedule.

Kitchen exhaust system cleaning services

Hand scraping involves the simple, effective, and affordable process of scraping grease that gradually accumulates on your exhaust system. Our technicians strive to reach every single accessible area so your exhaust system continues to work well and in the safest way possible. Our technicians start with the hood, then move to the exhaust ducts, drip cups, and exhaust fans. We recommend scheduling hand scraping services on a monthly basis. Sign up for your first hand scraping service by calling 800-700-FLUE now.

Steam cleaning requires more of an investment, but it also delivers a more thorough cleaning because involves the use of hot, high-pressured water to effectively remove grease from every inch of your commercial kitchen exhaust system. Many commercial kitchen managers elect to supplement hand scraping services with steam cleaning services 2-4 times per year.

After each hand scraping and steam cleaning service, we provide “Certificate of Performance” stickers that keep code inspectors satisfied and may even save you money on your insurance bills. Enjoy all the perks of relying on Flue Steam to keep your exhaust system clean – you’ll be so glad you did.

Safety in commercial matters

As the devastating story in Passaic, NJ shows, you don’t want to mess around when it comes to protecting your commercial kitchen from flash fires. The best step you can take to prevent one from happening is signing up for hand scraping and steam cleaning services from Flue Steam. Call us to schedule your first service today at 800-700-FLUE.