Cleaning Resource Center Services Will Help in the Prevention of Commercial Kitchen Hood Fires Goodyear, Arizona
Every Commercial Kitchen in Restaurants and Facilities can have multiple potential fire hazards. Many reasons for a flash fire or a spark ignition could start a fire; ultimately excessive grease is a huge source of fuel, to keep the fire going. Kitchen Fires can be the result of human error, while other times it is equipment failure. Fires have many points of ignition; sparked by an open flame, a faulty electrical malfunction, unattended cooking operations and lastly, cooking equipment overheating. A fire could spread very quickly and out of control based on fuel source. Some common fuel sources; cooking oils, grease buildup in and on equipment (most common) some types of cleaning chemicals.
The National Fire Protection Association Code 96 – Identifies five potential fire threats to your Commercial Kitchen. However, one kitchen fire hazard does account for more than half of the fires.
# 1 Cooking Equipment—responsible for 57 percent of restaurant fires – (many variations here);
- Equipment Malfunction
- Operator Error
- Excessive grease near open flames
- Cooking Line left unattended
#2 - Heating Equipment: Responsible for 10 percent of restaurant fires
#3 - Electrical Distribution & Lighting Equipment: Responsible for 7 percent of restaurant fires
#4 – Smoking: Responsible for 7 percent of restaurant fires
#5 - Arson— 5 percent of restaurant fires
This is a fact: one single hazard accounts for more than half of all fires. While this trend is a major concern it is one that can be contained and reversed. Routine Cleaning and maintenance can help reduce this preventable situation. Cleaning Resource center can custom design the best equipment cleaning program specific for your exact needs.
CRC Can Assist You on the #1 Cause of Restaurant Fires
At CRC, we offer a variety of key services that can greatly reduce the risk of cooking equipment causing a fire in your commercial kitchen; this will help reduce the amount of damage done by any fire that could break out. WE offer a complete Equipment Cleaning Program – thus eliminating source of fuel for a fire and keeping the equipment operating and functions at 100%. Do not become a NFPA Statistic, have CRC provide the ultimate cleaning program for your kitchen equipment