Restaurant Fires Happen More Often Than You Think

Commercial Restaurant Fires Wisconsin. Prevent grease fires through fire safety.

Restaurant Fires

Restaurants in Wisconsin are an integral part of our social lives. We often dine out with our families, friends, and colleagues as a way of staying connected or celebrating important life events. This creates awesome opportunities for restaurant and commercial kitchen owners to facilitate just that.

However, large influxes of patrons create inherent risks for these owners. An increase in customers naturally increases the amount of build up in their kitchen hood systems. This build up can often lead to kitchen fires.

Therefore, fire protection and fire safety are critical realities to keep at the forefront of owner’s minds. The National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA reports that between 2014 and 2018, U. S. fire departments responded to an average of 7, 610 structure fires in eating and drinking establishments per year. This resulted in an annual average of $246 million in direct property damage. Cooking equipment was the leading cause of these fires, representing almost two-thirds of all incidents.

Luckily, restaurant owners and managers can minimize the risk of fire by implementing fire-safety measures. These measures include regular inspection and servicing of kitchen appliances, maintaining the ventilation system, and keeping the kitchen clean and organized.

Regular inspection and servicing of kitchen appliances, including range hoods, fryer hoods, and exhaust fans, greatly reduces the risk of fires caused by grease buildup. Cleaning and organizing the kitchen and cooking appliances reduces fire hazards and makes it easier to manage a fire if it occurs. Maintaining the ventilation system can prevent the buildup of grease and contaminants that can cause kitchen fires.

How can Elite Hood Cleaning Wisconsin help?

This is where Elite Hood Cleaning Wisconsin comes in. Our team of experienced professionals genuinely care about your restaurant and the safety of you, your employees, and your patrons. We use state-of-the-art technology not only to clean your kitchen hoods, but also to service your ductwork and perform necessary maintenance on all components of your system. In this way, you ensure the safety of your establishment and protect your assets.

Additionally, we highly encourage you provide fire safety training for your staff, so that even more problems can be prevented before they start. This training should include how to escape in case of a fire, kitchen fire prevention techniques, and basic first-aid skills. The staff can also be taught how to use fire extinguishers and fire-alarm systems properly. Our owner and founders have previously worked with local fire departments to provide demonstrations on fire safety. Therefore, we are happy to pass their specialized knowledge in best practices for fire prevention onto you.

Contact us for an estimate, or to learn more about kitchen and fire safety. We’re happy to help, and want to make sure everyone stays safe and enjoys the social life food and beverage establishments have to offer!

-Elite Hood Cleaning Wisconsin