You Do Not Have to Accept a High Fire Risk in Your Commercial Kitchen – Learn How the Risk Can Be Reduced

August 11, 2021
You Do Not Have to Accept a High Fire Risk in Your Commercial Kitchen – Learn How the Risk Can Be Reduced

We at Flue Steam shake our heads every time a news item mentions a commercial kitchen fire. Many individuals are unaware that commercial kitchen fires are entirely avoidable. They shouldn’t be occurring now, in the twenty-first century, when we should all know how to prevent kitchen fires.

The restaurant kitchen “El Chévere” in Passaic, New Jersey, caught fire and according to reports, it took 20 engine companies to put out the fire, and six firemen were hurt in the process. This fire forced the closure of 11 enterprises, three of which were completely destroyed.

It’s sad that so much damage occurred, but it emphasizes the need of appropriate commercial kitchen upkeep. Preventing fires like this is critical, but only if commercial kitchen managers take the necessary measures. It may be difficult to fit this into already overburdened schedules, but it should be made a high priority.

Partnering with Flue Steam is one method to ensure that your commercial kitchen is protected from flash fires. We work with commercial kitchens all across Southern California, and we’d love to collaborate with you. We provide a variety of services to keep commercial kitchens safe, clean, and efficient on a daily basis, including:

  • Cleaning the kitchen exhaust system (hand scraping and steam cleaning services available)
  • Service for changing grease filters
  • Automatic fire suppression systems are available for hire.
  • Sales and service of portable fire extinguishers

Learn more about our services below, and call 800-700-FLUE to join up now. We are always pleased to schedule your services at a time and date that is most convenient for you.

Cleaning services for kitchen exhaust systems

Hand scraping is a simple, effective, and cost-effective method of removing grease that has accumulated on your exhaust system over time. Our specialists make every effort to reach every available location so that your exhaust system continues to function properly and safely. Our experts begin by inspecting the hood before moving on to the exhaust ducts, drip cups, and exhaust fans. Hand scraping procedures should be scheduled on a monthly basis. Call 800-700-FLUE to schedule your first hand scraping service.

Because steam cleaning uses hot, high-pressured water to efficiently remove grease from every inch of your industrial kitchen exhaust system, it is more expensive, but it also provides a more complete cleaning. 2-4 times a year, many commercial kitchen managers choose to supplement hand scraping services with steam cleaning services.

We give “Certificate of Performance” badges after each hand scraping and steam cleaning operation, which satisfy code inspectors and may potentially save you money on your insurance payments. Enjoy all of the advantages of using Flue Steam to clean your exhaust system — you’ll be pleased you did.

Commercial safety is important

When it comes to protecting your commercial kitchen against flash fires, you don’t want to take any chances, as the tragic event in Passaic, NJ demonstrates. Signing up for hand scraping and steam cleaning services from Flue Steam is the greatest way to avoid one from happening. Call 800-700-FLUE today to arrange your first service.