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