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If you want to learn about the construction process and the steps that are taken to complete a project, you should read my blog. My name is Darren White and I've always been fascinated by the way that a construction crew can erect a building so fast. I work in an industrial park and there's always new buildings being built and I see the progress every day. A few months ago, I was at a neighborhood picnic and I started talking to a neighbor that lived down the street. It just so happened that he was a contractor that worked on the buildings in the industrial park. I asked him how the construction crew could build a huge building so quickly and he explained the whole process to me. That's when I had the idea to write a blog to explain the building process to others who are also interested.

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3 Things to Look for When Choosing a Fire Suppression System for Your Restaurant Kitchen

by Edwin Johnston

For maximum safety in your restaurant setting, it is critical to install a fire suppression system. In fact, depending on where your business is located, there is a good chance that it is required for you to have one of these systems in place. Plus, doing so can help protect yourself, your employees, your customers, your building and your expensive restaurant equipment in the event that there is a fire.

However, you shouldn't just purchase and install the first fire suppression system that you find. Instead, you should look for a few key things when you are shopping around. Then, you can ensure that your fire suppression system will do the job that it needs to do.

1. Works against Grease Fires

First of all, you should know that different fire suppression systems contain different chemicals and are designed to handle different types of fires. For example, some fire suppression systems are designed to combat electrical fires or gas fires. In your restaurant kitchen, you are going to need something that will work against grease fires, since this is probably one of your main concerns. Otherwise, the fire suppression system could actually make the situation worse.

2. Passes City and State Building Codes

There isn't any point in installing a fire suppression system if it won't fit in with the guidelines that you are required to abide by as a business owner. Therefore, you should talk to the person who will be installing your fire suppression system to ensure that it will be up to all of the state and city building codes in your area. If you have any questions about choosing a fire suppression system that will work with these codes, you can contact your local coding enforcement office.

3. Isn't Easily Clogged

When choosing a fire suppression system, make sure that you choose a system that will not clog up easily. All of the grease and food in your kitchen can probably cause clogs in your system, which can make it impossible for the fire suppressant to be distributed throughout your kitchen. Therefore, you will need to look for something that is rated for the heavy -- and rather messy -- use that comes along with a restaurant kitchen.

Choosing the right fire suppression system for your commercial kitchen now can save you a lot of problems later. Therefore, you should ensure that you look for these three things when shopping around for one of these fire supression systems.

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