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Fire Protection for Common Grease Ducts

  • Date: April 18, 2019
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If there’s one thing restaurant owners worry about the most, it’s a kitchen fire. Considering chefs prepare delicious meals using grills and hot oils, one slip up could prove disastrous. In fact, a small uncontrolled flame can quickly spread and ignite an entire building. This is why it’s imperative that you take the appropriate steps to keep your grease ducts clean and use the appropriate fire protection systems. The problem with grease ducts is that if not cleaned on a...

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How to Install Grease Duct Access Doors

  • Date: January 11, 2019
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As a restaurant owner, you know you must have the proper exhaust system installed to remain compliant with North American codes and standards. However, you also know how difficult it is to clean the ducts. The problem is unless you remove all the trapped grease, the system becomes a significant fire hazard. With regular grease duct cleaning, you ensure your employees have a safe place to work in, and your patrons have a relaxing place to enjoy a meal. Grease,...

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Types of Grease Duct Access Doors for Commercial Kitchen Ventilation

  • Date: October 31, 2018
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When it comes to commercial kitchens, they are all unique in one way or another. As such, ventilation requirements for each are also different. The most trusted companies offer a broad range of options for listed grease duct access doors to ensure optimum safety and functionality. A metal door or panel serves as an access point for cleaning and maintaining the exhaust ducts in commercial kitchens. The primary styles of access doors are the bolt-on and weld-on. Although they are...

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Grease Duct Access Door: The Difference Between a Safe and Unsafe Business

  • Date: August 24, 2018
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Whether you have an existing kitchen or plan to build or remodel one, make sure you take every safety precaution possible. The simple decision of choosing an exhaust system with a listed grease duct access door could be enough to save your business and possibly, human lives. Commercial kitchen fires are all too common, with more than 60 percent started by the buildup of grease or fat dripping onto a heat source. This is why companies that manufacture passive fire...

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Why Is It Important to Do a Duct Test Before a Renovation?

As part of any residential or commercial renovation project, you need to make multiple decisions, all of which are essential. However, one thing considered critical that people tend to overlook is a duct test. Following a strict duct leakage test procedure, an expert can quantify the rate of leakage associated with a duct system. Today, one of the most significant sources of energy loss comes from leaks in forced air duct systems. If you experience this problem, that means that...

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