Prepare a Commercial Kitchen For A Health & Fire Safety Inspection

How to prepare for your next 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 need to ensure that your commercial kitchen is in compliance with state and local health regulations. A failing health inspection grade halts operations and results in high repair or cleaning … Read More

The History of Fire Code NFPA 96

NFPA 96 history.

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 written by the National Fire Protection Association in 1961, it was just a simple requirement on how one should go about cleaning a kitchen exhaust system. At the time, the … Read More

Grease Vapors and Accumulation: How Dangerous are They Really?

Kitchen hood cleaning services from grease buildup

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 temperature before it can possibly ignite and catch fire. This is because the cooking oil itself does not burn, it is the vapor it emits that has reached its boiling … Read More

Kitchen Exhaust Systems: Simple to Complex Ductwork Designs

Kitchen exhaust systems can be as different as the kitchens they serve. Whether it’s a straight and vertical shot from stovetop to rooftop or there are multiple twists and turns involved in the ductwork, kitchen exhaust cleaners must be able to work with any system. As multipurpose facilities and mixed-use developments become increasingly popular, kitchen exhaust systems must adapt to … Read More