Kitchen Fire Suppression Inspections in Michigan
The fire suppression systems integrated into your commercial kitchen are a vital part of both mitigating the risks of a kitchen fire and helping to recover from an unseen incident. However, simply ensuring these systems are in place isn’t quite enough. Suppression equipment, from alarm systems to chemical hood suppressants, must be completely dependable at all times, so making certain your systems are in peak working order should be a priority.
Fire Pros can provide the complete inspection and maintenance services you need to ensure your suppression equipment is in proper order and ready to defend your business, patrons, and kitchen staff. We strictly follow all NFPA, ANSI, and state and local codes, providing you with a single source for complete inspections.
Signs a Restaurant Owner Needs to Upgrade Their Fire Suppression System
- You have an older system: If you have a dry system, you should plan to replace it every 10 to 15 years. If you have a wet system, replacement is advisable between 15 to 25 years.
- Your system requires increasingly frequent repairs: If repair bills are becoming routine, it is often an indication that your system is nearing the end of its service life.
- Change in safety codes: Whether it is updated NFPA standards or local building codes, many technological advancements often trigger regulatory changes and create the need to upgrade the fire suppression system in your restaurant.
- Change in activity: Maybe you have added a new machine, or maybe you have expanded your kitchen as your business has grown. If your business has changed, you need to confirm that your fire suppression system is sufficient for your new needs.
- You want more protection: Fire suppression technology is advancing at an amazing pace. While the basics remain the same, the suppressant delivery methods, monitoring methods, and safety features are truly remarkable. Installing a new fire suppression system can help provide superior protection for your restaurant.
- Your system suffered significant damage: Whether the damage was caused by wind and weather or an accident by a careless employee, if your system is banged up, patched up, and taped together, there is a good chance it will fail in an emergency. When you doubt the system’s reliability, the best option is to trust your gut and upgrade your system to one that won’t keep you up at night.
- Your insurance notified you of a rate increase: Your insurance company may raise your insurance premiums due to the age of your fire suppression system. Older systems can provide less effective protection, thus representing a greater risk to the insurer.
- You had a fire: It is not unheard of for restaurant owners to discover that a fire suppression system isn’t effective only when a fire breaks out. If the current fire suppression system didn’t immediately halt the fire’s spread, it is inadequate and should be replaced with an upgraded system that will.
We invite you to contact Fire Pros at (866) 249-6121 for more information about the fire suppression systems we recommend for restaurants. It is our pleasure to help you identify the superior solution for your protection.
Comprehensive Fire Suppression System Inspections
Our fire protection experts understand that a proper fire suppression system is often all that stands between a business and a complete disaster brought on by grease and electrical fires. Because of this, we have built out an inspection service that satisfies all standards and ensures your systems are up, running, and reliable in the event of a fire.
Our fire suppression system inspections include:
- A visual inspection of nozzles, conduits, and detectors to ensure proper location and to assess any signs of damage or corrosion
- Full checks on valves and piping to ensure security
- Nozzle and valve cleaning to ensure no blockage might impede chemical distribution
- A check for pressurized cylinders, as well as inspection of most recent hydrostatic test dates
- Tests at the remote pull station
- A terminal test link cut to ensure a functional automatic actuation cycle
- Verification that the electricity and gas in your kitchen will cut off when the suppression system activates
- Replacement of center link housings, system cartridges, and fusible links if necessary
- A report that records any deficiencies found throughout the inspection
Our team will work with your business to create the ideal inspection routine, be it biannually or quarterly, to satisfy safety regulations and ensure your business is guarded against kitchen fires at all times.
Kitchen Fire Suppression System Repair
Complications or issues with your system should be dealt with immediately upon discovery. Remember, no one plans for a fire—risk and loss can come at any time. Should any fault or deficiency be found, Fire Pros can offer swift and cost-efficient repair services that will restore your system to proper functioning order.
Schedule Kitchen Fire Suppression Services in Michigan
Fire Protection Company Based in the Grand Rapids, Michigan Area
Our team takes your needs seriously and strives to provide a comprehensive source to meet all of your safety and fire preparation needs. Whether you are due for inspection service or are looking for a service team that can handle repair and recharge, you can count on Fire Pros to provide complete care and service.
Fire Pros is a fire protection company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and offers services around Cadillac, Grayling, Holland, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Muskegon, Norton Shores, Portage, Roscommon, Saginaw, Traverse City, and Wyoming.
To schedule an inspection in Michigan, contact us online or call us at (800)968-2871. If you are unsure whether you are due for service, our experts will be happy to help.
FAQs on Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression Inspections
When should commercial kitchen fire suppression inspections be scheduled?
The process of inspecting and testing your Grand Rapids, Michigan commercial kitchen’s fire suppression system is a multi-layered one. There can be annual, quarterly, or monthly inspections required. Your certified safety contractor can help you determine which testing requirements apply to your system and keep you in compliance with NFPA 25 and local codes.
Can I conduct my own in-house inspection?
An inspection by a trained and certified technician is mandated at least every six months, but you can perform some basic visual inspections every month. For instance, you can check that all nozzles are pointed correctly at an appliance and ensure the tamper indicator is intact. You can also ensure the pull station isn’t blocked and check for grease and dirt buildup within the hood. If you spot any problems, it’s a good idea to call in your fire suppression specialist.
Are there steps I can take to prevent a fire in my Grand Rapids commercial kitchen?
Fortunately, modern commercial kitchen fire suppression systems are better at stopping fires before they get out of control. Taking steps to prevent a commercial kitchen fire can save you time and money. Here are a few things you can do:
- Maintain all cooking equipment
- Regularly inspect your fire suppression system as outlined above
- Have backup emergency equipment like sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers
- Make sure the entire kitchen staff is trained in how to prevent and deal with different types of fires
Your commercial kitchen’s ventilation system is a magnet for smoke, grease, and particles that are highly combustible. Inspect the hood, fan, and ductwork, which make up the ventilation system, on a regular basis. They should be routinely cleaned to prevent grease buildup.
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