Kitchen Fire Suppression Inspection
Have you had your kitchen fire suppression system inspected recently by a professional team? If so, did you have the bare minimum completed to acquire certification that your system will work, or did you get a rigorous top-to-bottom inspection to identify not just immediate problems, but longer-term problems that could cost you in the future? Fire Systems of Michigan offers thorough kitchen system inspections intended to spot problems while they’re still easy to resolve—and before they cause a disaster you can’t easily fix.
Our team inspects with three key goals in mind: make sure your system is functioning properly and will activate correctly in a fire, make sure there’s no risk of an unwarranted discharge, and make sure you sail past any inspections from other parties, such as fire code inspectors or insurance companies.
Avoid costly repairs, code failures, or insurance premium spikes by identifying problems before they become problems. Contact Fire Systems of Michigan today to schedule an appointment online or by dialing 313-255-0053.
Why Kitchen System Inspections Help Prevent Repairs
There’s a gap between a kitchen system that’s going to work when a fire occurs, and a kitchen system that’s in good health and will continue to function without incident for years to come. Knowing the difference between the two, and making sure your system fulfills both conditions, is the key to an effective kitchen system inspection.
Little problems in your fire suppression system become big problems over time. A valve that needs attention every maintenance, a pressure gauge that always reads just a bit outside of optimal ranges. These things suggest problems that need attention, and if they don’t get that attention, you’ll end up paying for it later.
What We Do During Our Kitchen System Inspections
A thorough kitchen system inspection is a step-by-step analysis of all aspects of your fire suppression system. A semi-annual inspection is required and consists of:
- Visual inspection of conduit and location of appliance, duct and plenum nozzles.
- Inspection of link line and position of detectors.
- Inspect the automatic actuation of the fire system by cutting a terminal test link.
- Test the remote pull station.
- Verify electricity and gas shuts off when the system is activated.
- Verify gauge on pressurized tanks.
- Internal inspection of non-pressurized tanks for corrosion.
- Examine hydro test dates on all cylinders.
- Verify regulator test dates.
- Replace fusible links and center link housings when required by the manufacturer (for an additional charge).
- Replace system cartridges when required by manufacturer (for an additional charge).
- Remove and clean nozzles to insure they are not clogged. Replace nozzle caps.
- Test all electrical interlocks (electric shut-offs and fan interlock requirements vary by the local authority having jurisdiction).
- Inspect the piping and copper tubing for tightness.
- Inspect the system for any deficiencies.
*INSPECTING THE COMPLETE SYSTEM PIPING AND BLOWING PRESSURED GAS THROUGHOUT THE PIPING IS NOT PART OF A STANDARD INSPECTION AND IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS CONTRACT UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE. NFPA RECOMMENDS THIS ONE TIME PER YEAR.
Contact Fire Systems of Michigan
A fire can cost you immensely if it isn’t suppressed correctly, even if you’ve done everything by the book. Go a step beyond by-the-book, and make sure your system isn’t just up to code, but in perfect condition to keep your kitchen safe and undamaged for years to come.
Ready to schedule a kitchen system inspection for your kitchen? Contact our team at Fire Systems of Michigan today by dialing 313-255-0053 or message us online by filling out a contact form. We look forward to hearing from you.
Kitchen System Inspections FAQs
How often should kitchen system inspections be performed?
Generally speaking, you’ll want professional inspection at least twice a year. Certain components will also need special attention every few years, depending on your model of fire suppression system.
Do I need an inspection after the system activates?
Yes! Any time your system activates for any reason, you’ll want a professional to take a look at it and make sure everything is ready to work again.
Should I do in-house inspections between professional ones?
Yes, you want to inspect your system once a month for anything overtly wrong with your system. If you spot something wrong, bring in the professionals!
Our Fire Protection Service Area
We service fire protection equipment for businesses throughout Southeast Michigan.