There are many important aspects of a commercial kitchen to ensure it remains as safe as possible. Portable fire extinguishers, a kitchen exhaust system, and a swamp cooler are a few specific things that are not only required by law to be installed in many kitchens; they also act as imperative safety measures to prevent or aid in the event that there’s a flash fire in your kitchen. Although the chance that a fire will erupt is relatively rare, there’s always that chance, especially in a greasy kitchen with gas-run appliances.
Another important piece of equipment that can help keep your kitchen protected from a potential fire is an automatic fire suppression system. These automatic extinguishing devices will put out a fire in your kitchen once it detects a certain ambient temperature. Thanks to this piece of equipment, many commercial kitchens in Southern California have faced less extensive damage due to a flash fire.
But it isn’t enough to just have an automatic fire suppression system. It’s just as important to ensure your system complies with all codes and regulations in the state of California and within your county/city.
Not all of us are going to agree with every rule. However, when it comes to keeping a commercial kitchen up and running, following all the rules matters. Not keeping your automatic fire-extinguishing system in compliance can lead to failed inspections and possible fines. Not to mention, when your system isn’t in compliance, it may not operate correctly when and if there is a fire in your commercial kitchen. This failure to operate can leave you with heftier damages and a greater safety risk for you and/or your employees.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry – that also stands true when it comes to ensuring your automatic fire suppression system is in compliance with all codes and regulations. The last thing you’ll want is a fat fine, a failed inspection, and an unsafe kitchen!
But how do you know if your automatic fire suppression system is in compliance? If you’re located in Granada Hills, CA or its nearby cities, you can count on Flue Steam to give you the answer! Our technicians will be able to quickly tell if your system complies with all necessary codes, and if not, we’ll tell you what you where you need to improve.
Just call us today at 800-700-FLUE to set up your appointment!