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How to Reduce the Risk of Commercial Kitchen Fires

1/3/2020 (Permalink)

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Did you know that commercial kitchens are at high risk for fire? This is because multiple ignition sources and flammable items squeeze into compact: open flames, electrical connections, heating systems, cooking oils and fuels, and so much more.

Prevent fires whenever possible because these events devastate businesses. Typical losses per fire average $23,000 and nearly half of all establishments shut their doors permanently. It is hard to deal with anyway you look at it.

Here are some tips to prevent fires in buildings:

Plan Smartly: Commercial kitchens require fire safety measures that are specific and require regular inspections. These are specified by government codes, ordinances and regulations. It is best to hire experts to assess your fire risks whenever possible.

Maintain Continuously: Kitchen requires regular maintenance to boost fire safety. Make sure to have your appliances, electrical equipment, Class K portable fire extinguishers, exhaust fans and vents must be inspected, refurbished cleaned regularly. It is important to pay attention to where grease traps can happen.

Train Adequately: The most important thing to plan for is to make sure your business develops, distributes and knows the emergency and evacuation plans. Your employees should have knowledge on the kitchen best practices and fire safety measures.

If you or someone you know is faced with fire and needs restoration, the experts at SERVPRO can help to mitigate the damage and restore your home!  Call (330) 305-2650


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