Kitchen Fire Prevention
Fire is as unpredictable as it is dangerous. Restaurant and commercial kitchen fires are very common, causing damage to buildings and businesses and putting people at risk of injury or worse. It isn’t surprising - the combination of a flammable substance like grease as well as flames and heat create perfect conditions for a fire to break out without proper precautions.
Fire codes and regulations
Because of the danger and frequency of kitchen fires, the fire department, as well as state and federal bodies, have codes and regulations in place that restaurants and commercial kitchens must adhere to. Insurance policies will also have their own regulations. At Louisville Kitchen Hood Clean our licensed professionals are fully up-to-date with what is required to ensure your kitchen is safe and up to code. We can check over your entire premises and where elements of your kitchen are discovered not to be to standard, we will assist you on what you need to do and in many cases, our team can rectify the issue. Where the issue is out of our scope, such as faulty wiring, we will advise you on what you need to do next.
Fire extinguisher maintenance
If a fire breaks out, it isn’t an exaggeration to say that a fire extinguisher can mean the difference between a small spot-fire causing localised damaged and a fire becoming uncontrollable and destroying an entire building. We not only supply and maintain fire extinguishers to kitchens around Louisville, and we can advise you on the most appropriate for your extinguisher for for your kitchn, as well as checking that your current fire extinguishers are still in working order. A fire extinguisher is just a red, metal tub if no-one knows how to use it, so we also provide training to you and your staff in their proper usage.
Cleaning and de-greasing
One of the biggest causes of fire breaking out and spreading in a kitchen is grease. As you cook, grease particles are released into the air. Much of this is removed by your kitchen exhaust system but over time it will still build up on your vent hood, equipment and throughout the exhaust system itself. Grease is highly flammable, so a small spark can quickly turn into a large fire. Regular, professional cleaning and de-greasing of your kitchen, including kitchen exhaust system and vent hood cleaning is one of the simplest and most effective ways of managing your kitchen’s fire risk. We provide full and thorough cleaning services that are checked by licensed technicians to ensure fire-safety requirements are met.
Qualified and skilled professionals.
We have helped make thousands of kitchens all over Louisville safer from the risk of fire and brought them up to fire-department codes. This is not an issue to be taken lightly – after all the results of a fire can be catastrophic, so it is important you use trained professionals to help you manage your fire-risk. All of our staff receive ongoing training and any fire-prevention work we provide is overseen by an experienced and certified technician. Anywhere that uses heat and cooking appliances must adhere to certain fire-safety codes and we help not only restaurants, but churches, schools and cafeterias to name a few. Don’t risk a fire destroying everything you have worked for. Call our team in today for an assessment of your kitchen.