Of the fires studied by the NFPA, more than 59 percent started in the kitchen, a fact that underscores how important understanding and implementing these best practices for fire safety really are. We will describe several fire safety best practices in three primary areas – preventative maintenance, good housekeeping, and employee training – These practices together can help significantly reduce the risk of fire in your kitchen.
Beginning in July of 2019, Hood Boss will proudly be incorporating the TEGRAS cleaning system into our ever-advancing arsenal of technology in the kitchen exhaust cleaning industry. The TEGRAS system uses a combination of an active foam generator with a pneumatic duct cleaning brush to significantly improve the efficiency of cleaning horizontal duct work. As an added measure of quality assurance, the brush utilizes robotic video equipment to capture video verification of the cleanliness of the duct system.
Hood Boss has put together this introduction to your Kitchen Exhaust System. This video walks you through the different components that make up your Kitchen Exhaust System. It also walks you through the cleaning process and maintenance involved between services. As a courtesy we have thrown in a few trouble shooting tips for your exhaust fan if it stops working. We feel its important to educate yourself and your staff on how you vent hood works, how to trouble shoot issues with your system, and what to maintain between services. Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions or concerns. Hood Boss would be happy to help provide information and/or give an in person orientation to your staff. Follow this link to learn more.
In this article by Robert Fiorito, he discusses the importance of day to day awareness in the kitchen. During daily operations, the threat of fire can be a fleeting thought when the restaurant is slammed busy or even in the slower down times. These lapses in awareness allow for the possibility of kitchen fires. Minimizing these lapses comes down to proper training, preventative maintenance, and proper inspection/cleaning schedules. All kitchen fires can be prevented with the proper systems in place. Follow this link to learn more.
Solid fuel cooking is becoming a staple in many kitchens across the nation. Whether it be a wood burning pizza oven, a smoker pit, or even a charcoal fired grill; there are certain hazards that are inherent to this cooking style. In this article by Alex Garrote (a restaurant fire protection specialist at Cleveland-based ABCO Fire Protection), he covers a few factors that are extremely important to reducing the risks involved with solid fuel cooking. Follow this link to learn more.
I ran across this great article in Retail & Restaurant Facility Business regarding the “consequences of not using trained and certified KEC technicians.” Restaurant owners always have the bottom line in mind when it comes to daily operations. Preventative maintenance and inspections are usually the first thing to get cut when money gets tight. This article puts into perspective the importance of not skimping on the areas that are ultimately in place to protect your investment. Follow this link to learn more: