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Restaurant System Inspection

Kitchen Hood Fire Systems

Commercial kitchens contain all the elements necessary for a fire. Grease and cooking oils provide the fuel. Oxygen is always available and heat can come from a variety of sources, ranging from an open cooking flame to electrical shorts. Fire can occur on cooking surfaces and in hard-to-reach areas like hoods, plenums, vents and ductwork. Routine hood cleaning is critical to reducing the potential and intensity of a fire.

Kitchen hood fire suppression systems are required to be inspected on a semi-annual basis as a minimum requirement of NFPA 17A. Our highly trained technicians can inspect and service all types of kitchen hood fire suppression systems. We can also provide training in the proper use and maintenance of your system so in a fire situation everyone will be prepared to respond appropriately.

Inspections are performed using Fire Systems, Inc. technicians, without sub-contracting; We do not depend on other companies for our expertise. We use our own technicians to service and repair your kitchen hood fire system. This gives us better control over the quality of service we are able to provide. When you call Fire Systems, Inc. we put you in contact with an individual trained to address your specific fire protection needs.



Fire Extinguisher Service with Kitchen Hood Service

If you have a kitchen hood fire suppression system you will have fire extinguishers as well. Fire Systems, Inc. has the ability to inspect the fire extinguishers while we are inspecting your kitchen hood system. We can save you time and money by eliminating the coordination problems that arise when dealing with multiple companies to provide service on your fire protection equipment.

Inspection and Testing Requirements for Kitchen Hood Fire Suppression Systems

Clean Agent Systems Monthly Quarterly Semi-Annual Annual Other NFPA 17A
Maintenance  

(5-3.1.1) At least semiannually, maintenance shall be conducted in accordance with the manufacturer’s listed installation and maintenance manual.

Container Test  

(5-5a) The following parts of wet chemical extinguishing systems shall be subjected to a hydrostatic pressure test at intervals not exceeding 12 years: a. Wet Chemical Containers

Hose Test  

(5-5c) The following parts of wet chemical extinguishing systems shall be subjected to a hydrostatic pressure test at intervals not exceeding 12 years: c. Hose Assemblies

Agent Replacement

(5-5.2) Wet chemical agent removed from the containers prior to hydrostatic testing shall be discarded.