What is the Cost of a Fire in Your Commercial Kitchen?

Fire can be very damaging to your commercial kitchen. If a fire starts and spreads, you could find yourself having to replace equipment and many other items. There are ways to prevent a fire from happening and it’s something that should be taken very serious.

The cost of a kitchen fire

The size of the kitchen will make a difference in the final cost, but a kitchen fire in a restaurant or commercial kitchen can cost tens of thousands of dollars. A grease fire may cause damages over $100,000 when it’s all cleaned up. Since firefighters will come out and put the fire out, the damage may not be as extensive, if they make it in time. However, if the fire has already spread, it could completely destroy the exhaust system, vents, kitchen equipment and even other parts of the building. Replacing equipment can easily cost between $30,000 and $70,000. It can get even more expensive if you have to replace vents and your exhaust system. If there is any structural damage, it may be even worse. Your insurance may not cover the damage, if you didn’t do your part to keep up with fire code and cleaning. If this is the case, you will have to pay out of pocket to get your restaurant or commercial kitchen back up and running.

Prevent the fire before it happens

The best way a restaurant or commercial kitchen owner can protect their business is through prevention. When you become proactive and you make sure the restaurant is up to fire code, a fire is less likely. There are things you can do to ensure your Las Vegas restaurant doesn’t catch on fire and land you in bankruptcy court.

Cleaning and training

If you already have a good fire prevention system in place, cleaning and training are the best things you can do to help you prevent a fire. Regular hood cleaning in Las Vegas by a professional company will help you maintain a safe environment. Another important element is training your staff on fire safety and prevention. The right training will ensure your staff knows what to do in the event of a fire and knows what they can do to help prevent a fire from happening. With the right prevention, you can keep the high cost of fire damage from ruining your restaurant or commercial kitchen. Make sure you remain up to date on the fire code and keep up with hood cleaning. To schedule a hood cleaning, contact Western Commercial at today (702) 384-7907.