A fire in a restaurant will shut you down, at least temporarily, but by following some safety procedures, you can avoid a dangerous and costly disaster. Having well-designed fire suppression equipment is a must for a restaurant, so consider calling commercial ventilation contractors Minneapolis to discuss plans.
Keep it Clean and Neat
A kitchen is supposed to be clean, but things can get messy during peak serving and cooking times. Be sure to keep areas around fryers and grills free of clutter and wipe them down often to reduce grease build-up. Also, make sure that the fryer oil is replaced regularly and that used oil is not kept in the kitchen. In the event of a fire, the oil could easily contribute to an even bigger blaze. Over-heated oil in fryers is one of the most common culprits when it comes to kitchen fires. Install equipment that shuts down automatically when the oil gets too hot. (more…)