Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression Repair in New Jersery & Delaware
Commercial kitchens are more prone to fires than any other industry. With high cooking temperatures, flammable oil and grease, and the flurry of activity that occurs in commercial kitchens, it comes as no surprise. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), over 7,400 fires break out in eating and drinking establishments each year, injuring 110 civilians, causing the deaths of three civilians, and costing $165 million in direct property damage.
Fortunately, seven out of 10 restaurant fires remain relatively small and don’t spread beyond the point of origin. Commercial kitchen fire suppression systems are to thank for this.
If you have a fire suppression system in your restaurant, you’ve taken an important first step. Next, you must ensure the equipment is always in top working order with quick, effective repairs when you need them. Confires offers commercial kitchen fire suppression repair throughout southern New Jersey and Delaware to restore proper fire protection and peace of mind.
How Does Kitchen Fire Suppression Work?
An automatic fire suppression system is the most reliable way to douse a grease fire in a commercial kitchen. You must install one to keep your restaurant in compliance with NFPA 17A and NFPA 96. You also need to outfit the cooking area with Class K fire extinguishers, which are specifically designed to fight kitchen fires.
When a wet chemical fire suppression system activates, it suppresses the flames in two ways. First, it cools the surfaces on which the fire has ignited. Second, it mixes with the hot grease and oil to produce soapy foam, a process known as saponification. This prevents re-flashing once the fire has been extinguished.
When You Need Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression Repair
For your peace of mind, you want to know that your NJ fire suppression system will activate if flames break out in your commercial kitchen. Since the system is dormant most of the time, you may not know there’s a problem until it’s too late. That’s why routine kitchen fire suppression inspections are so important.
You know it’s time to schedule a repair if a fire protection specialist discovers any of the following problems during a maintenance visit:
- Non-code-compliant locations for conduits, detectors, or nozzles
- Broken automatic actuation switch
- Unresponsive pull stations
- Corroded or under-pressurized tanks
- Clogged nozzles
- Loose copper tubing or pipes
- System cartridges overdue for a replacement
- Any other apparent problems
You can also schedule fire suppression repair if you notice any of these or other issues during your day-to-day operations.
Emergency Kitchen Fire Suppression Repair in NJ or DE
We understand that it’s possible to discover problems with your fire suppression system outside of regular business hours. The system might also discharge to fight a fire, leaving your restaurant vulnerable until you reset everything.
In instances like this, you can put your trust in Confires. We offer 24-hour emergency repair services to our customers in Trenton, Wilmington, and surrounding areas. This way, you avoid leaving your business unprotected for any extended period.
Give us a call at (888) 228-0917 day or night, weekend or holiday, and we’ll come out to your South Jersey or Delaware facility ASAP for emergency kitchen fire suppression repairs.
Commercial Kitchen Fire Suppression System Repair in New Jersey or Delaware
With over 30 years of experience delivering premier fire protection services, the expert team at Confires can confidently repair whatever is ailing your fire suppression system. Our goal is to keep your commercial kitchen safe against rogue fires so you can recover quickly and get back to business as usual. We’re your one-stop-shop for fire protection services in New Jersey and Delaware, so count on us for everything you need.
To learn more about our fire protection services, or to schedule fire suppression system repair, please contact Confires at (888) 228-0917. We are based in South Plainfield and service the surrounding areas of southern New Jersey and Delaware, including Wilmington, Mount Holly, Toms River, and beyond.
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