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National Fire Requirements for Commercial Kitchens

There’s a lot that goes into running a business, especially when you have a commercial kitchen. In order to maintain a healthy and safe environment for employees and customers, you have to follow many cleaning rules and regulations.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides fire safety requirements and codes for businesses to follow in order to reduce fire hazards. For commercial kitchens specifically, NFPA 96 handles ventilation control and fire protection for commercial cooking operations. These standards relate to the operation and maintenance of cooking appliances, exhaust hoods, grease removal devices, exhaust ductwork and fans, fire extinguishing equipment, and more. All commercial kitchens should actively clean and maintain their kitchen and the equipment within to comply with these standards.

Food Industry Compliance Standards in Texas

Commercial kitchens are a huge part of the food industry. As such, there are several cleaning standards that commercial kitchens must follow. The Texas Department of State Health Services requires restaurants and food industry businesses to follow Texas Food Establishment Rules. Some of these facility cleaning rules include:
● Keeping food contact surfaces clean
● Proper sanitation of utensils and kitchen appliances after use
● Maintaining the soak tank if your business has one
● Using sanitizing solutions correctly

There are also a lot of rules for handling, storing, preparing, and cooking food.

HOODZ Commercial Kitchen Cleaning Maintains Compliance Regulations

Between keeping up with daily operations and taking care of customers, it can be difficult to keep up with every national and local cleaning standard. HOODZ of Amarillo will clean your commercial kitchen and keep it up to code. As a professional commercial kitchen cleaning service, HOODZ ensures that all of our work adheres to NFPA 96 standards, as well as all Texas rules and regulations.

We are experts in commercial kitchen hood cleaning. Our professionals will make sure your exhaust hood system is property cleaned for NFPA’s ventilation control and fire protection standards. A clean hood will reduce the risk of a fire and keep your property safe.

Business owners can trust us to expertly clean their kitchen exhaust hood system, appliances, conveyor oven, vent hood filter, and more. Our maintenance services keep all of your equipment is functioning properly and our commercial cleaning services take care of the entire building. We’ll have your establishment in top shape.

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