Kitchen Hood Fire Suppression System Testing & Inspections in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR
Maintaining fire safety within the food service industry presents unique challenges that require careful consideration. Your restaurant or commercial kitchen must be outfitted with an effective hood fire suppression system in order to keep employees and patrons safe, in addition to staying fire code compliant. If you require the aid of an experienced fire protection company in Portland or Seattle, you’ve come to the right place.
Performance Systems Integration is a full-service fire safety and life safety systems contractor. Whether you’re seeking new hood suppression systems to be installed in your business, or you’re looking for hood suppression system inspections and routine testing, our experienced technicians and fire safety specialists can provide the comprehensive care and attention you need in order to remain confident in your installed safety equipment.
If you’re seeking fire protection or hood fire suppression services “near my location” in Seattle, WA, or Portland, OR, call today or contact us online!
What Are Fire Suppression Hoods?
Kitchens are exposed to the possibility of fire through various complications. The fire may result from natural gas supply complications or from grease or cooking oils, as well as the additional challenges presented by considerable amounts of smoke. A hood suppression system is an all-in-one fire safety solution specifically designed for defeating these safety challenges.
In the event of a fire, a properly installed and implemented kitchen hood suppression system will:
- Cut off the gas supply to prevent further risks
- Dispense a solution that suppresses grease fires through the chemical process of saponification, which converts the present fats into harmless, nonflammable soap
- Kick on an exhaust fan system to remove smoke accumulation from the area
Kitchen Fire Suppression Hood Installation in Portland, OR & Seattle, WA
The fire safety specialists at Performance Systems Integration are extensively trained and experienced with the installation of kitchen hood suppression systems. We can act as your single source for all of your needs and can guide you through the product selection, design, installation, and implementation processes. The result is a fire safety system specifically set up with the needs of your business in mind and total safety for your employees and restaurant patrons.
Find out more about kitchen fire suppression systems by calling today, or reach us online for a consultation!
Kitchen Hood Vent Inspections and Testing in Portland and Seattle
Inspections and testing must be handled by an experienced and certified fire safety team. Our experts can provide all you need, including recurring inspections that will ensure the compliance and effectiveness of your fire suppression equipment. Our testing and inspection procedures are rigorous and follow all requirements and standards laid out by the National Fire Protection Association, the American National Standards Institute, state and local codes, and any additional stipulations set by your insurance provider.
Whether you’re in need of monthly, semiannual, or annual testing for your equipment, we will generate a unique plan that satisfies all of your life protection system needs.
Schedule hood suppression inspections today by reaching our team online, or call to speak with an inspection specialist now!
Contact Us for Hood Fire Suppression Services in Seattle, WA & Portland, OR
As a leading provider of fire protection and fire alarm services in Portland, Seattle, and the surrounding areas, Performance Systems Integration aims to satisfy every need in regard to the safety of your business. We take the safety of your employees and clients seriously and never settle for anything less than comprehensive and thorough for our clients.
Connect with our team today by calling our location nearest you, or feel free to contact us online to find out more about hood suppression services for commercial kitchens!
Frequently Asked Questions
What do fire suppression hood inspectors and maintenance professionals do?
When you have a fire suppression hood inspection, we will send a certified testing and inspection professional to check your system for proper function. We will check to see that the hood is clean, dry, and streak-free, both inside and out. We will check the hood globes to make sure they are free of water damage. If needed, we will also clean the system to ensure it’s working properly.
How do hood fire suppression systems work?
When a fire occurs in the cooking area of your restaurant or commercial kitchen, the hood’s sensors detect it. This triggers the fire suppression system to send a fire retardant agent to the cooking surface to smother the fire. The hood is also connected to the appliance and will cut energy to the appliance to help stop the fire.
How often should fire suppression kitchen hood systems be inspected?
NFPA 17 and the manufacturers of the systems require that fire suppression systems in kitchens, including the kitchen hood suppression system, be inspected every six months at a minimum. This inspection must be performed by a licensed fire protection company.
Are fire suppression kitchen hoods required?
Yes. NFPA 96 requires fire suppression systems in commercial kitchens that are equipped to handle grease fires, and this includes a hood suppression system.