Commercial kitchens are everywhere in our Baltimore communities. From schools and community centers to hotels and restaurants, kitchens are ubiquitous in our everyday life. Unfortunately, so are their hazards. Fire safety is essential in commercial kitchens, and numerous regulations and best practices are applicable as a result. Read on to discover how to keep your commercial kitchen safe with these tips from Biles FPS, your trusted Baltimore fire protection company.
Commercial Kitchen Hoods and Vents
Virtually all commercial kitchen appliances that produce heat, smoke, vapor, and grease require a hood and vent system according to codes and regulations. As we have discussed in prior blogs, there are many variations in the types of kitchen hoods available, and the variety you need will depend on a few factors. Contact your Baltimore fire protection experts at Biles FPS so that they can evaluate the types of appliances you have, the layout of your kitchen, and more to determine which hood systems fit your facility.
Fire Suppression Systems
Along with commercial kitchen hood installation, the professionals at Biles are extremely knowledgeable about fire suppression system installation and repair. Fire suppression systems extinguish fires quickly, often without leaving any residues behind or ruining food being prepared nearby. Many of these systems deprive the fire of oxygen, causing it to extinguish.
Emergency Lighting and Signs
Although many fire detection and suppression systems for commercial kitchens are advanced and operate automatically when triggered by fire, there is a human element to consider as well. Emergency lighting and exit signs for your kitchen and dining areas are essential features. These lights and placards cut through smoke and illuminate necessary exits for people who may need to evacuate your kitchen in the event of a severe fire.
Fire Sprinklers and Extinguishers
While hoods, vents, and other specialized equipment can keep your kitchen safe, it is also essential to protect the facilities around your kitchen in the event of a fire. Dining rooms, classrooms, and hallways should have fire sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers appropriately installed in accordance with local fire codes and regulations. The fire protection experts at Biles FPS are ready to help you make sure that your systems are up to snuff. Contact us today for all of your fire system installation, maintenance, and inspection needs. Our professional team also offers same-day emergency repairs for sprinkler systems.
Questions? Biles Fire Protection is Here to Help
If you need commercial fire prevention service, the trained professionals at Biles FPS are here to help you. We have the equipment and expertise to install sprinkler systems for the best prices. We are known for our superb customer service and reliable support; just ask our customers! Call us with your questions at 443-701-8330 or visit us online. For more tips, information, and to see what we have been up to, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.