NFPA Code 96 Non-Compliant Facilities Contact CRC Sun City, Arizona
Fire Inspectors and Insurance Agents/Brokers help Restaurant Owners Become NFPA Code 96 Compliant
The National Fire Protection Association is considered the authority on fire, electrical, and building safety, and as such they are responsible for developing and maintaining all guidelines for improving fire safety in homes and businesses throughout the country. Restaurant kitchen fire safety is covered by the NFPA 96 Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations 2017 Edition This section outlines all of the important code requirements that commercial kitchen must function within. Considering that NFPA 96 is subject to updates every few years, some kitchen operators may be unaware of changes that affect their compliance. Other operators may be out of compliance simply due to sloppy record keeping or ill-advised cost-cutting measures. In any case, whenever a fire inspector or insurance adjuster does an Official Inspection in any state, one of their reference materials is NFPA Code 96. They will provide a report with violations. Many in Arizona refer them to CRC for help. At Cleaning Resource Center we are experts in kitchen air exhaust we can provide many important services related to NFPA Code 96
Kitchen Exhaust Hood and Duct Cleaning
NFPA 96 requires commercial kitchens to get frequent grease duct inspections to check for dangerous levels of grease buildup inside exhaust hoods and ductwork. These surfaces must then be cleaned to reduce buildup to a level that is not likely to present a fire hazard. Failing to get the routine cleanings is the most common code violation. Fortunately, it is easy to correct. Just have the Kitchen Facility Manager or Operator call us and we will quickly send out a certified crew to eliminate all grease in the system we will place a hood sticker and provide a Service Report for the kitchen Manager. This will satisfy the Fire Inspectors and Insurance Company requirements; the kitchen is now compliant with NFPA Code 96.
Automatic Fire Suppression Systems in Exhaust Hoods
NFPA 96 also covers design, installation, and maintenance of automatic fire suppression systems. We help kitchen operators stay in compliance with twice-yearly inspections. We can also meet the code requirement that stipulates that the system must be inspected and reset following each discharge. We have many companies we work with that are up to date on the latest industry technology and meet all standards for kitchen fire suppression. Rest assured we assist restaurant owners and facility managers in providing the best quality service; meeting NFPA Code 96 guidelines when they come to Cleaning Resource Center.