Commercial Kitchen Hood Inspections in Houston & Galveston, TX
If you have a restaurant or commercial kitchen in Houston, Galveston, or the Greater Gulf Coast area, contact Kauffman Co. online to schedule a kitchen hood inspection or call (713) 893-1090 for an estimate!
Kitchen Hood Inspections in Galveston & Houston, TX
If you own or manage a commercial kitchen, you need to have a kitchen fire suppression system in place. After all, the high temperatures, busy atmosphere, and the presence of highly flammable materials (such as cooking oils) create an environment that is especially prone to flash fires.
Without proper fire protection and a reliable kitchen fire suppression system in place, a kitchen fire could quickly evolve into a major disaster. Have Kauffman Co. come inspect your kitchen hood system and exhaust fans to reduce risks of a fire!
Why Do I Need Regular Commercial Kitchen Hood Inspections?
Kitchen Hood Cleaning, Inspections & Replacements
Imagine if you invest money in your restaurant, install a state-of-the-art fire protection system, and rely on that kitchen fire suppression system to protect your employees, customers, and property. But you forgot to get it inspected last fall—and come to think of it, it slipped your mind the year before during your busy season!
Pretty soon, your restaurant is no longer up to code, your fire suppression system will not extinguish properly, your kitchen exhaust fans may be jammed, and you could face pretty devastating results.
These fire risks can be prevented with annual kitchen hood inspections and cleanings* of your kitchen hood vent and unit. An effective kitchen fire suppression system contains a regularly cleaned and maintained exhaust fan system and is a highly effective defense against a fire.
Contact Kauffman Co.’s fire protection team in Galveston or Houston today for commercial kitchen fire suppression and exhaust fan inspection services!
NFPA Requirements for Kitchen Hoods & Exhaust Fans
Basic Kitchen Hood Inspection Requirements
While many of the NFPA’s commercial kitchen hood inspection requirements vary based on the type of cooking in your commercial kitchen, there are a few requirements that are common to every kitchen hood.
NFPA 96 (the code number for kitchen hoods) requires that all kitchen hoods:
- Be frequently scrubbed and cleaned down to bare metal
- Have no grease or oil contamination remaining on the hoods or vents
- Are not treated or covered in any way—this could prevent them from trapping grease effectively
- Be inspected by a licensed fire protection company (such as Kauffman Co.)
Grease Inspection Requirements for Commercial Kitchen Hoods
Grease inspection requirements for kitchen hoods also vary depending on the level of activity in your commercial kitchen. The frequency of grease inspections, therefore, depends on how frequently you use your kitchen. Here is what the NFPA requires for all Houston-based restaurants:
- Agencies or businesses that operate on a 24-hour basis or prepare high volumes of food should have their kitchen hood inspections performed quarterly.
- Businesses such as sit-down restaurants that prepare food at moderate levels should have kitchen hood inspections performed twice a year.
- Organizations such as churches that cook small volumes of food or operate only occasionally only need kitchen hood inspections performed once a year.
To make sure your kitchen hood and exhaust fan passes the grease inspection, make sure you clean these systems regularly. Again, how often you should clean this equipment depends upon how often you use your kitchen hood when cooking. For instance, a large commercial cooking organization will require much more frequent hood cleaning than a community center!
Schedule a Kitchen Hood Inspection in the Galveston or Houston Area
Whether you need quarterly, semiannual, or yearly inspections, Kauffman Co. can do the job right. Not only will our fire suppression technicians ensure that your system is up to code, but we can also help set in place an inspection schedule so it’ll never slip your mind again—allowing you to focus on running your business, the recent winning streak of the Astros, or the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
If you run a commercial kitchen in Houston or the surrounding Texas area, don’t wait until a fire strikes your business before you decide you need kitchen hood inspection.
If you need a commercial kitchen inspection, call us today at (713) 893-1090!
*We only provide vent hood inspection and repair services, not cleaning.
We provide estimates for new and replacement fire protection systems throughout Texas:
- Deer Park
- Galena Park
- Jacinto City
- La Marque
- La Porte
- Lake Charles, LA
- Lake Jackson
- League City
- Missouri City
- Port Arthur
- San Antonio
- South Houston
- Sugar Land
- Texas City
- The Woodlands
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