When you own or work in a commercial kitchen, you are probably aware that there are a great many fire hazards. To minimize on the damage the flames can do to your kitchen, we are going to take you through some of the biggest hazards and tell you how to combat them. Are you ready to learn more? Let’s take a look together.
Grease is the biggest fire hazard in commercial kitchens.
There is a lot of grease in a commercial kitchen, especially after a long day of cooking. This grease can lead to a serious fire if it is not properly handled. Make sure that you are cleaning your kitchen and all the implements within daily to minimize risk. This includes grease traps. However, should a fire break out, you cannot under any circumstances use water to put it out. A fire extinguisher is a much more effective option.
Wiring poses a hazard as well.
Any electrical wiring in your building is a fire hazard, plain and simple. When inspecting your commercial kitchen, make sure that there are no exposed wires. You should also check your appliances to make sure they are operating at safe electrical levels. Overloaded wiring is a recipe for disastrous fire hazards. It should be noted that this included wiring inside of the walls. A fire could spell trouble not only for your employees, but for your customers, and thus, your business as a whole.
Clothing could cause issues in a tight kitchen.
When chefs do their work, they are often in close contact with open flames. This makes baggy or loose clothing very dangerous. Make sure that every member of the team has their hair pulled back and clothes that fit well. Pot holders, dish towels, and other cloths should also be closely monitored. They too can become major fire hazards.
Biles Fire Protection Services is Here to Help with Your Commercial Kitchen
No matter your fire protection needs, Biles Fire Protection Services can design and install a system that will work for you. We are proud to offer top-notch customer service including fast response times, reliable support, and affordable prices. We are certified through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies and have the knowledge and experience to create the right fire protection system for your home or business. To learn more about what we have to offer, give us a call at 443-701-8330, send us an email, or request a quote online.