The Bare Metal Blog

August 7, 2018
Solid fuel cooking requirements.

Basics on Solid-Fuel Cooking Equipment Requirements

Charbroiled food, stone fire pizza, and barbecue specials are all seasonal favorites during summertime. That, coupled with the rise in front-of-house cooking, makes solid fuel cooking appliances increasingly popular among […]
August 1, 2018
Fire suppression systems for commercial kitchens.

The Necessity of Fire Suppression Systems for Your Commercial Kitchen

Fire suppression systems for commercial kitchens prevent the spread of an already burning fire. Suppression systems use a combination of dry chemicals and wetting agents to suppress cooking equipment fires. […]
May 10, 2018

The 5 Most Common Problems Found in Kitchen Exhaust Systems

Not all kitchen exhaust systems are designed according to best practices. Unfortunately, many are built without proper access doors, too close to heat sources or flammable materials, or have multiple […]
May 3, 2018
How to prepare for your next commercial kitchen health and fire safety inspection.

How to Prepare for a Commercial Kitchen Health and Fire Safety Inspection

If you’re a facility manager or owner of a commercial kitchen, you know how important health and safety inspections are to the continued operations of your restaurant or facility. You […]
March 13, 2018
NFPA 96 history.

The History of Fire Code NFPA 96

NFPA 96, the national fire code regulating commercial kitchen exhaust systems, has changed drastically throughout the years from its inception in 1961 to today. When this fire code was first […]
February 22, 2018
Kitchen hood cleaning services from grease buildup

Grease Vapors and Accumulation: How Dangerous are They Really?

There is more than one way for a kitchen fire to erupt. When you heat cooking oil in a pan on the stove, it has to reach a specific high […]
December 22, 2017

Common Kitchen Exhaust System Deficiencies and Why They Matter

Whether you’re building a new restaurant or installing a kitchen into an already existing commercial building, it’s important to understand the various aspects of kitchen exhaust systems that are specifically […]
December 11, 2017
Fire safety statistics

5 Critical Facts and Stats on Restaurant Fires

At Bare Metal Standard, we care about safety. We provide our services for fire safety, however, it is very important to bring attention how these fire may start. We’ve gathered […]
October 15, 2017
Custom scheduling software for cleaning schedules.

Our Custom Scheduling Service Puts Your Business Needs First

A commercial kitchen exhaust system can be found in any location that cooks or prepares food in some way. This most often refers to restaurants but there are other types of establishments that contain kitchen exhaust systems.
August 28, 2017
Fire Safety Checklist for Commercial Kitchens

Commercial Kitchen Fire Safety Checklist

At Bare Metal Standard, safety remains our number one priority. We started this business to keep restaurants and other commercial kitchens safe from grease fires through vigilant maintenance cleaning programs. […]
July 22, 2017
A chef in a commercial kitchen.

Questions to Ask When You Hire a Company to Clean Your Kitchen Exhaust System

When hiring a company to clean your kitchen exhaust systems, it’s crucial that you ask the right questions
July 18, 2017
A clean commercial kitchen.

Benefits of a Clean Kitchen Exhaust System

If you are a commercial kitchen owner or manager there are several advantages to keeping your kitchen exhaust system clean outside of passing regular fire code inspections.
July 11, 2017
Complicated air duct system.

There are NO Inaccessible Areas at Bare Metal Standard

Kitchen exhaust ventilation systems continue to increase in complexity with the rising popularity of mixed-use developments, underground speakeasy type establishments,
July 5, 2017
NFPA Code 96: Commercial Kitchen Standards

NFPA 96 Fire Code Guide: What You Should Know

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a United States trade association that works to establish and maintain fire safety standards and codes to prevent death,