Restaurant & Kitchen Fire Safety Inspections in Marietta, OH, & the MOV

Restaurant & Kitchen Fire Safety Inspections in Marietta, OH, & the MOV

Every Space is Different, But the Regulations are the Same

Restaurants present varied fire safety needs. Stoves, ovens, and heating and cooling systems are all fire hazards. Many establishments in the Mid-Ohio Valley also store required flammable liquids, such as cooking and engine oils, on the premises. When it is time for your official fire safety inspection, call Fire Extinguisher Specialists at (304) 428-7677 or (740) 373-0515 first. Located in Marietta, OH, we will come to your site and perform the same inspection that the fire department will. The difference between our professionals and the fire department is that if we find a violation, we work with you to get your business up to regulation and code. Our number one goal is to ensure the safety of your employees and patrons. Do not incur a fine. Contact Fire Extinguisher Specialists when you need experienced and knowledgeable restaurant suppression system inspections.

Kitchen Fire Safety: What We Check

There are many considerations to keep in mind when it comes to fire safety. We only discuss a few of the most important ones here, but rest assured that when Fire Extinguisher Specialists comes to your restaurant, we will conduct a thorough inspection of your business that covers all areas of safety.

1. Grease build-up on the hood or appliances.
Cleaner is safer. Hoods can be extremely dangerous if not cleaned thoroughly.

2. Hood suppression system.
It must be functional and undamaged

3. 28-inch wide pathways in employee areas.
Storage areas must be accessible to firefighters and kept clear of debris. Firefighters must be able to easily fit their equipment into the space.

Fire Extinguishers: Fast Defense

Fire extinguishers are your first line of defense if the worst occurs. That is why there are multiple things Fire Extinguisher Specialists personnel check regarding them.

1. Placement.
Extinguishers must be properly installed and free from obstruction.

2. Signage.
Extinguishers must be clearly labeled. Many businesses have a sign above the unit near the ceiling, as well as a placard at the extinguisher level that tells you where the extinguisher should go.

3. Type.
The type of extinguisher must be appropriate for the type of fire most expected near the area.

4. Visual inspection.
Your extinguisher must be sealed and tagged, the gauge must be in the green, and it must be undamaged. If any of these qualifications are not present, click here to learn more.

Making Sure that You Pass Your Inspection

You must have your restaurant kitchen fire safety system inspected semi-annually in most cases. However, if the system was activated, either because it of a fire or because of a false alarm, it must be re-inspected after the event. To schedule an inspection for your Mid-Ohio Valley kitchen through Fire Extinguisher Specialists, or just to find out more of what you may expect during an inspection, contact us at (304) 428-7677 or (740) 373-0515.

Check the System Components Near the Fire Hazard

The major fire hazard in your kitchen is the stove. As a result, it has its own suppression system, which must be checked regularly. Here is what Fire Extinguisher Specialists’ personnel will look for during their inspection.

1. Placement.
The placement of the hazard must be fully under the suppression system.

2. Nozzle coverage.
The hazard must have full nozzle coverage.

3. Nozzles.
Nozzles must be undamaged and pointed at the hazard with blow-off caps in place.

4. Airways.
Airways above the hood must have an unobstructed nozzle with a blow-off cap in place. Often, owners overlook this.

Ensure Your Suppression System is Correct

The suppression system is the heart of your kitchen’s fire safety. If the system does not work correctly it will not put out the fire.

1. Gas or electric valve.
The valve must be open.

2. System itself
The system must be in the green, as well as in the fully-cocked position.

The Manual Actuator Keeps You Safe. Make Sure it is Undamaged

Of all of your system components, this is the most vulnerable. The manual actuator allows a person to activate the system whether or not a fire is present. It is also installed lower and in plain view.

1. Damage Check
The manual actuator must be undamaged.

2. Tamper Check
The manual actuator must be untampered with. A device connected to the actuator can determine this.

The Final Step to Ensure Your Safety

If everything is good to go, Fire Extinguisher Specialists personnel will tag the system to make sure that you and the fire department know it is safe.

Do not incur a fine for something that Fire Extinguisher Specialists can fix.

Proudly Servicing the Mid-Ohio Valley, Including:

Athens County
Athens, OH

Meigs County
Pomeroy, OH

Morgan County
McConnelsville, OH

Noble County
Caldwell, OH

Washington County
Marietta, OH
Belpre, OH
Reno, OH
Devola, OH

Wetzel County
New Martinsville, WV

Jackson County
Ravenswood, WV
Ripley, WV

Wood County
Parkersburg, WV
Vienna, WV
Washington, WV
Mineral Wells, WV