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Does your restaurant kitchen have an automatic fire suppression system?

April 22, 2019

Does your restaurant kitchen have an automatic fire suppression system?

Here in California, restaurant kitchens are required by code to have automatic fire suppressions systems. This is very important to prevent injuries to people and damage to your expensive commercial kitchen equipment. Does your restaurant kitchen have an automatic fire suppression that you’ll be able to count on in the event of an emergency? If you’re not sure, now is the time to update yours with Flue Steam.

How automatic fire suppression systems work

Automatic fire suppression systems operate with a temperature sensor that triggers the system to activate whenever the air outside the hood of your exhaust system reaches a certain preset temperature, which is usually set at 450 degrees. When this sensor is triggered, an extinguishing agent douses any flames on your appliances and in the plenum. In that same instant, an automatic shut-off valve is triggered to turn off your gas supply, which is essential to further reduce the flames. The automatic nature of these systems is absolutely essential so that fires can be extinguished instantaneously, but they are also equipped with a manual pull trigger, too.

Is your automatic fire suppression system up to the challenge?

If your automatic fire suppression is many years old, or otherwise shows signs of wear and tear, now is the perfect time to upgrade to a new one from Flue Steam. It’s so important to have one that’s in good working order so you’ll be prepared in the unlikely event that you’ll need it. In commercial kitchens, the unexpected often happens, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

When you purchase an automatic fire suppression system from Flue Steam, we’ll professionally install it for you to make sure it complies with all applicable codes, including the UL 300 standard. Our licensed technicians will not only install it for you, we’ll provide all the code-required inspections and maintenance the law requires every 6 months.

Rely on Flue Steam

For complete automatic fire suppression system services, you can really count on Flue Steam. We have the specialized technicians who have plenty of experience and drive to always make sure your needs are taken care of. We won’t rest until we can confidently say that your commercial kitchen is perfectly protected against fires with a automatic fire suppression system that’s been perfectly calibrated and maintained.

Kitchen exhaust system cleaning

When you sign up for automatic fire suppression system installation and maintenance services, we also recommend signing up for kitchen exhaust system cleaning services. Using hot, high pressure water, our licensed technicians will get every inch of your exhaust system perfectly clean so there won’t be any grease deposits, which could lead to flash fires. We recommend signing up for steam cleaning services 2-4 times per year. Your hood, exhaust ducts, drip cups, and exhaust fans will be sparkling clean after every service. Sign up for your first service today by calling 800-700-FLUE.