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Kitchen Fire Suppression Systems

According to the National Fire Protection Association, kitchen equipment and cooking errors are the cause of most Commercial Fires in the United States. These kitchen fires can spread quickly and cause significant damage, injury, or even death if not handled correctly. Therefore, it’s essential to have an effective fire suppression system installed in your commercial kitchen to prevent fire damage and ensure your restaurant, church, or school is protected.

These kitchen suppression systems work by detecting the fire via “fusible links” that melt at temperatures from 165 Degrees Fahrenheit to 500 Degrees Fahrenheit which activates the fire suppression system and releases the extinguishing agent to put out the fire before it spreads. The most common and cost-effective units utilize a wet chemical suppression system. They work by spraying a wet chemical solution onto the fire, which forms a foam barrier that cools the fire and prevents it from reigniting. Wet chemical systems are designed to suppress grease, oil, and other flammable liquids that are used in kitchen appliances such as fryers, griddles, and ranges.

When choosing a kitchen fire suppression system, it’s essential to consider several factors, including the size and layout of the kitchen, the type of cooking equipment, and the type of food being prepared. It’s also crucial to have the system installed and maintained by a licensed professional to ensure it functions correctly in the event of a fire. All new Kitchen Suppression Systems must be installed by Texas Department of Insurance Licensed Technicians and must have the final approval of your local fire inspector before being put into service. Inspections and maintenance must also be performed every six months to ensure your system is working properly. Most insurance carriers and Inspectors will require documentation stating these inspections have been performed biannually.

If your church, restaurant, or school is need of a new kitchen suppression system, inspections, or maintenance, feel free to schedule a service call by reaching us at (817) 809-8677 or by email at info@ighsafety.com

Thanks for reading, and as always, if you ever have any questions or comments please feel free to reach out to our office!

Brent Bousquet, President
IGH Health, Fire, & Safety
Office: (817) 809-8677
Website: www.ighsafety.com