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How to Eliminate the One Major Cause of Kitchen Fires: US

When a fire starts, time is what ultimately determines if you'll have an interesting story to tell your friends or if you'll be sifting through a pile of rubble and ash.
    DENVER, CO, December 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- When opening or running your restaurant, you naturally understand the risk of kitchen fires. And to reduce those risks, you take appropriate measures: Installing multiple fire extinguishers, eliminating potentially hazardous fuel source problems, and reducing the exposure of flammable products.

While each of those considerations may help to reduce the risk of fire, the major risk is left unchecked -- that's your entire team. While you may educate them on the dangers of fire and what steps they should take if a fire breaks out, they are still human. Sure, they can quickly pull an extinguisher off the wall and smother a fire, but that's only effective if they are close by and fully aware.

Most kitchen fires are successfully extinguished just seconds after they occur. That's precisely the reason for fire extinguishers. However, fire extinguishers cannot help when your chefs, cooks and management team are not paying attention. That's when small fires swell into big fires... and big fires become uncontrollable fires... and uncontrollable fires mean your restaurant, your business, your income and livelihood are gone.

When a fire starts, time is what ultimately determines if you'll have an interesting story to tell your friends or if you'll be sifting through a pile of rubble and ash. And the most important equipment you can have that eliminates the factor of time is a fire suppression system.

Many fire suppression systems are designed to activate automatically. Therefore, whether your staff is not paying attention, out of the kitchen, or home sleeping while the restaurant is closed, the fire suppression system immediately responds upon an outbreak of fire. While the fire is small and contained, and before it has a chance to spread to new fuel sources, it's extinguished.

Oftentimes, a fire spreads as a result of the electrical or fuel source. Another benefit of fire suppression systems is that they are capable of eliminating those fuel sources automatically. Without any human interaction, the fire suppression systems both douse the fire and turn off the fuel source. With those two actions, your kitchen is well protected from fire outbreaks.

In owning or managing a restaurant, it's what you don't expect that ends up costing you time and profits. You don't expect pulling permits would take so long. You don't expect the kitchen equipment to cost as much as it does. And you don't expect the advertising and marketing to be such a major part of your restaurant.

That's precisely what a fire suppression system accounts for -- what you don't expect. Fortunately for you, the would-be disasters that you don't expect and don't prepare for may be under control with the installation of a quality fire suppression system.

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