As the owner of a restaurant or another business with a commercial kitchen, it’s your job to protect your staff and patrons from the threat of fire. With high temperatures and flammable cooking oil to contend with, the kitchen is one of the most fire-prone areas in a commercial building. That’s why you must outfit the cooking area—and the rest of the building—with adequate fire protection.
United Fire Protection can provide you with the commercial kitchen fire suppression services you need, from installation to ongoing maintenance and repairs. As your local fire protection company, we have proudly served the Orlando and Central Florida area since 1994!
To schedule services for commercial kitchens, call United Fire Protection at (407) 218-8348 today.
Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression Installation
For commercial kitchen owners who are serious about reducing their risks of fire, we install wet chemical fire suppression systems. These use chemicals such as potassium acetate, potassium carbonate, or potassium citrate to extinguish fires. The chemicals react with cooking grease and turn it into a soapy foam. This process, called saponification, smothers the fire and cools all surfaces to prevent re-ignition.
In addition to having a working fire suppression system, you’ll also need to install the following in your commercial kitchen:
- Class K fire extinguishers: These portable cylinders are filled with wet chemicals, giving your employees the firefighting power they need to douse small blazes before they spread.
- ABC multipurpose fire extinguishers: Using an ABC fire extinguisher on a cooking fire is not recommended, but you might need it for blazes that could ignite in other areas of your business, such as the dining area, storage, offices, or break room.
- Emergency lighting: It’s possible for an emergency to occur at the same time as a power outage. Make sure everyone in your commercial kitchen remains calm and evacuates safely with battery-operated emergency lights and exit signs.
Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression Recharge
Perhaps your kitchen fire suppression system recently activated, or one of your employees partially discharged a portable extinguisher to battle a small blaze. It’s important to restore these systems to their proper working condition as quickly as possible by recharging them with the appropriate extinguishing agent.
United Fire Protection is equipped to perform fire suppression recharge services at your Orlando-area business to ensure you aren’t left susceptible to fire for long. Call (407) 218-8348 today to get started!
Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression Repair
If you notice a leak in your fire suppression system, corrosion on a Class K fire extinguisher, or burned out exit light, don’t ignore these problems. A repair from United Fire Protection gets your equipment back up and running for maximum safety and code compliance. We even provide emergency services after hours, so you’re never left without a functioning system when you need it most.
Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression Inspection & Testing
Fire codes require routine inspections and tests for kitchen fire suppression equipment. Annual assessments take place at your facility. Then, extinguishers and fire suppression cylinders must be tested at a hydrostatic testing facility every six or 12 years (depending on the type of equipment you have) to ensure their continued structural integrity. By providing these services, we help ensure the ongoing safety of your restaurant.
Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression Services in Central Florida
Whether you need to have a new fire suppression system designed and installed, or a simple one-time repair is all you require, the experts at United Fire Protection can serve you. We have over 20 years of experience providing top-notch customer service to our Central Florida customers. We’ll follow all relevant fire codes to ensure your commercial kitchen is safe and compliant.
To learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact United Fire Protection today.
Our Fire Protection Service Area
We service the following areas in Central Florida: Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Casselberry, DeBary, DeLand, Deltona, Kissimmee, Lake Mary, Lakeland, Longwood, Maitland, Orange City, Orlando, Oviedo, Sanford, St. Cloud, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Winter Park, Winter Springs, and the surrounding areas.