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 connections from multiple heat sources. Each of these setups will cause problems in the event of a fire. To protect your building, your staff, and your customers, it’s important to … 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

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 designed to keep them fire safe. The goal of a kitchen ventilation system is to safely deliver the flammable vapors emitted from cooking operations from stovetop to rooftop. This prevents … Read More

5 Critical Facts and Stats on Restaurant Fires

Fire safety statistics

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 the following five critical facts and statistics from the National Fire Protection Association to inform you of the current fire safety landscape in America today. Our number one priority is … Read More