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What to Expect During your Ansul System Service and Inspection

Restaurant and commercial kitchens require their own set of safety considerations — after all, they’re a common place for open flames, high heat and potential fires. Restaurant kitchen hood fire suppression systems require a semi-annual inspection to ensure top performance — and safety — for employees and customers alike.

Inspecting restaurant kitchen hood fire protection systems for proper function requires more than just a visual overview or a system test. Proper maintenance from a factory authorized, trained service technician is essential for compliance and warranty.

Owner’s role

By observing some fundamental rules, you can greatly reduce the risk of serious fire damage.

Keep all kitchen equipment free of grease build-up
Always run the exhaust system during appliance preheat, cooking and cooling
Never operate exhaust systems without filters in place
Never restrict air intake passages for the exhaust system
Never use flammable solvents or cleaners on appliances or hoods
Never block fire suppression discharge nozzles with pans, shelves or other objects
Perform regular grease removal from the hood, filters and duct system
Never move or reconfigure appliances without consulting an authorized service company first
Inspect your system semi-annually as required, with an authorized service provider

Before the inspection date

Always make sure that all staff members are aware of the scheduled date and time of the service and inspection. Cooking equipment must be cool and not in use prior to the inspection. Notify anyone who could be involved or effected. Also, make sure that everyone present at the location is aware that fire alarm must be taken out of service during the service and inspection time period.Fire inspection

Here’s what to expect from your authorized service provider

The fire alarm and monitoring system must be taken out of service to avoid false alarm activation during the service and inspection period.

The inspection and service process

Service Technicians will perform the following:

Visually inspect appliance location and layout for nozzle coverage
Visually inspect all surface, duct and plenum nozzles
Verify there are no signs the system has been activated or tampered with
Check pressure gauges for proper PSI
Take system out of service to avoid discharge of agent
Test the detection line by cutting a fusible link
Change fusible links twice a year as required fire safety
Replace protective blow off caps as needed
Test proper operation of gas shutoff valve(s)
Test proper operation of micro switch(s)
Test proper operation of the remote pull station
Verify activation of system activates fire alarm system
Check for system 12 Year test dates
Document any discrepancies and need for repairs
Verify distributor emergency contact information is on system
Inspection and service tag properly completed and attached to system
Put the cooking system back into service
Verify the fire alarm system is placed back into operation

After the inspection: Documentation

Upon final approval and completion of the inspection and service, your service technician will provide documentation of compliance.

Documentation should include:

New properly marked service tag on equipment
Notes of any repairs that were made
Notes of any discrepancies that need to be addressed
A Commercial Cooking System Service and Inspection Report, left on site and sent to the local fire department

Contact us today to schedule maintenance or an inspection of your fire protection systems.

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Testimonials

Raymond Dupont

We have Fire 1 come in every 3 months and clean our entire kitchen. We wanted to have a deep clean every quarter to be able to start fresh. We didn’t know what to expect before the first time and we were very pleased with the results. They take care of the exhaust hood, fryers, range, walls, and floors. It looks like a new kitchen when they are finished. I would like to personally thank Vincent and his team for all his efforts.

Raymond Dupont
Hilton. General Manager
Reffick Ali

I heard about Fire1 from a GM we hired and he strongly recommended we switch to them to handle our hood cleanings and fire inspections. I’m sure glad I listened to him, they have been a excellent company and have taken a lot of stress off enabling me to focus on my business not the maintenance for my hoods.

Reffick Ali
KFC. Franchisee Owner
Paul Lott

We are very pleased with Fire1 taking care of all our needs for our kitchen. They do a great job cleaning the entire system and doing inspections on our Ansul system and extinguishers. They are very professional and on time. Couldn’t ask for a better company for my locations.

Paul Lott
Burger King. Dir of Operations