Kitchen Fire Suppression Maintenance in NC, SC, GA, TN & VA
If you run a restaurant or another building with a commercial kitchen, this is the most hazardous area in your business. Flammable cooking fuels, high temperatures, and the hectic nature of placing food orders increase the chance of fire in a commercial kitchen many times over other areas of your property.
Do you remember to have your kitchen fire suppression system maintained in accordance with federal and local fire codes? Don’t put your building and the people in it at undue risk—schedule kitchen fire suppression maintenance without delay!
Call 866-511-5540 to schedule kitchen fire system maintenance with the fire protection specialists at Unifour Fire & Safety. We serve businesses in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, as well as parts of Virginia and Tennessee.
Kitchen Fire Suppression Maintenance Checklist
Along with routine inspections and testing, kitchen fire suppression maintenance is vital for reducing fire threats and ensuring your system works as intended if a blaze breaks out. A properly trained, qualified, and certified person from a licensed fire protection company should perform maintenance services every six months.
The purpose of maintenance is to test and verify the functionality of the system and replace any parts as required by the owner’s manual or National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) specifications. NFPA 17A: Standard for Wet Chemical Extinguishing Systems establishes the requirements for maintaining a kitchen fire suppression system:
- Check that the hazard hasn’t changed.
- Examine all detectors.
- Inspect all expellant gas containers, agent cylinders, and releasing devices.
- Check that all signals, pipes, nozzles, and hose assemblies are in good condition.
- Examine all auxiliary equipment.
- Verify the liquid level of all non-pressurized wet chemical containers.
- Ensure the agent distribution piping isn’t obstructed.
- Securely attach a label or tag to the suppression system indicating the date of maintenance and the name of the person who performed the service.
- File a maintenance report with the building owner or another designated party responsible for the kitchen fire suppression system.
Why is Kitchen Fire Suppression Maintenance Necessary?
Cooking is a hazardous activity in any setting, but today’s high-efficiency commercial stoves and grills reach higher temperatures than ever before, and healthier vegetable oils heat up faster and retain their heat longer than animal-based oils. Every commercial kitchen requires a fire suppression system to guard against these hazards.
While professional installation is the key to establishing kitchen fire safety, maintenance is required to ensure ongoing protection and code compliance. Your building will be safer from fire threats, and you’ll avoid costly fines and penalties for non-compliance, by making twice-annual maintenance a priority.
Why Choose Unifour Fire & Safety to Maintain Your Kitchen Fire Suppression System?
As a fire protection specialist serving companies in the Southeast, we strive to be your one-stop-shop for every service you require, from fire sprinkler repair to fire alarm testing. Our goal is to safeguard every commercial building in the Southeast with reliable fire protection systems and services.
We’ve been in business for over 30 years, and in that time, we have never failed to satisfy a customer. We give 110% to everything we do, so you know you can rely on us for quality kitchen fire suppression maintenance!
Our team offers fire protection services in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. Unifour Fire & Safety is also licensed in Tennessee, Alabama, West Virginia, and Maryland. If you’re ready to schedule commercial kitchen fire suppression services, contact Unifour Fire & Safety today!
We proudly serve the following cities and their surrounding areas:
North Carolina (NC) – Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, Hickory, Raleigh, Durham
South Carolina (SC) – Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg
Georgia (GA) – Athens, Atlanta, Savannah
Eastern Tennessee – Knoxville
Virginia (VA) – Blacksburg, Richmond, Roanoke