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Four Tips to Prevent Commercial Kitchen Fires

Every 86 second a structural fire is reported in the United States, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Commercial kitchens are susceptible to fires due to their hectic environment and the presence of multiple fire sources.

Although fire prevention is a year-round goal, make sure to take time during National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14, to review safety precautions. HOODZ, a network of professional kitchen exhaust cleaners, offers the following fire prevention tips:

  • Maintain electrical equipment. Frequently examine kitchen equipment for frayed cords or wiring and broken switch plates.
  • Minimize grease. Grease buildup can easily ignite when exposed to high heat. Regularly clean the walls, cooking surfaces, grills, and any other areas of the kitchen susceptible to grease buildup.
  • Clean the exhaust system. Hire a professional to conduct a deep cleaning of the kitchen hoods, ducts and fans to remove grease, improve ventilation, and reduce the risk of fires.
  • Prepare an escape plan. It’s important to have an emergency action and evacuation plan in case of a fire. Exits should be clearly marked and fire drills should be conducted twice a year to ensure your staff knows what to do in the event of a fire.

           
Posted On October 6, 2017
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