- Fire Extinguisher Inspections, Recharging
- Fire Suppression Systems
- Exit / Emergency Light Inspections / Repairs
How often should I service my fire extinguishers?
Your fire extinguishers should be inspected by a licensed contractor annually. During this process we will assess if they are full and in proper working condition.
Do I ever have to replace my fire extinguisher?
Yes, but only if they are heavily damaged, were manufactured prior to 1984 or the manufacturer of that fire extinguisher is no longer in business.
What is a fire suppression system?
Using a combination of dry chemicals and/or wet agents to suppress equipment fires; Fire suppression systems have become a necessity to several industries as they help control damage and loss to equipment.
Restaurant Preventative Maintenance
• Install an automatic fire-suppression system in the kitchen. This is crucial because 57% of restaurant fires involve cooking equipment. These systems automatically dispense chemicals to suppress the flames and also have a manual switch. Activating the system automatically shuts down the fuel or electric supply to nearby cooking equipment. Have your fire-suppression system professionally inspected semiannually. The manufacturer can refer you to an authorized distributor for inspection and maintenance.
• Keep portable fire extinguishers as a backup. You’ll need Class K extinguishers for kitchen fires involving grease, fats and oils that burn at high temperatures. Class K fire extinguishers are only intended to be used after the activation of a built-in hood suppression system. Keep Class ABC extinguishers elsewhere for all other fires (paper, wood, plastic, electrical, etc.).
-According to the National Restaurant Association