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Commercial Kitchen Fire Prevention

1/9/2023 (Permalink)

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Commercial Kitchen Fire Prevention

Fire is a very real danger in commercial kitchens. It's important to have a fire suppression system installed to protect your business, but there are also some steps you can take yourself. Here are some tips for preventing kitchen fires and staying safe if one occurs.

Safety Training

Train your employees on the importance of safety. Make sure that they know what to do in case of a fire and are able to use the fire extinguisher properly. It’s also important that they know how to call the fire department because you never know whether you’ll be able to make it out on your own if there’s an emergency situation. 

Ensuring Proper Ventilation

Proper ventilation is essential for preventing fires in commercial kitchens because it allows all sources of ignition—including heat sources like ovens, stoves, and grills—to burn themselves out as quickly as possible. As smoke builds up from small fires, it cuts off the oxygen supply and makes it more difficult for firefighters to access these areas. This can lead to increased damage costs, which means an even higher cost for you!

Removing Grease Buildup

Grease buildup can lead to clogged drains, which can cause water damage. Additionally, grease buildup on the kitchen equipment can cause fires and other damage. In order to prevent this from happening, it's important to clean your kitchen systems regularly.

Installing a fire suppression system

Fire suppression systems can be installed in commercial kitchens. These systems are usually installed by a professional, but they can also be installed by the owner of the business. A fire suppression system is a good investment for your business because it will help protect your property, as well as your employees’ and customers’ lives.

Have the Right Equipment 

Fire prevention is important in any commercial kitchen, but it's especially crucial that you take the right precautions. If you do have a fire, call a professional fire restoration service immediately and keep everyone out of the building until they've cleared it. 

That way, if there are any hidden pockets of heat left when you reopen your building to employees and customers, no one will be harmed.

Equip yourself with proper fire prevention equipment for your commercial kitchen. Fire extinguishers are one of the most important items that should always be accessible at all times. You should have at least one per floor (and preferably more than this) so that everyone can access them easily when needed and everyone is trained on how to use them correctly. Use smoke detectors in your commercial kitchen area, as well as carbon monoxide detectors near gas sources like ovens or stoves where carbon monoxide may leak out into other parts of a building. 

As a business owner, you have an obligation to protect your employees and customers. The last thing you want is for your kitchen to catch fire and injure someone or cause extensive damage to your property. To prevent this from happening, it’s important that you take the necessary precautions by installing smoke detectors, sprinklers and fire extinguishers in areas where they can be easily accessed by everyone on staff.

If you experience a fire in your commercial building, give SERVPRO of Yavapai a call! We will get your Yavapai county property back to normal as quickly as possible. 

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