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Restaurant Fires

Each year, over 7,000 restaurant fires are responsible for more than 100 million dollars in property damage. A fire in your restaurant or food establishment can have devastating consequences and completely destroy your business. Although restaurant fires cause far fewer injuries and fatalities than do residential fires, property damage can be extensive and can mean the end of a business.

The Importance of Restaurant Fire Protection Systems

The majority of all restaurant fires cooking fires caused by burning oil or grease. However, other reasons for restaurant fires include:

  • Heating elements
  • Suspicious activity or arson
  • Electrical problems
  • Appliance or air conditioning malfunction
  • Other sources of heat, flames, or sparks

Sadly, a large number of restaurant fires could have been prevented had the establishment installed adequate fire warning and fire protection systems. In fact, more than half of all restaurant fires occur in areas without automatic fire extinguishing systems such as automatic sprinklers. Fire alarms were present and functional in less than one-quarter of all restaurant fire situations, while no alarm was present in almost one out of every five fires.

Protect Your Restaurant

To reduce the risk of fires in your restaurant:

  • Be sure that you have an adequate fire protection system in place.
  • Regularly inspect and maintain your fire protection equipment.
  • Educate your workers about the proper use of fire extinguishers.

Forethought now can spare you from major expenses in the future. While no one likes to think about a fire occurring in his or her business, it is important to plan for this possibility.

Contact Us

Don’t risk losing everything you’ve worked for in a fire. For all of your fire sprinkler and extinguisher needs, contact the Austin fire protection systems experts of Ace Fire Equipment at 512-835-2020.