Tips for hiring a qualified Fire Equipment Service Company for Restaurant Fire Systems

New Jersey Fire Equipment is offering tips that restaurant owners and managers can follow when seeking an expert to perform routine fire equipment services and inspections..

Restaurants must have their systems inspected every six months, Forman said. When seeking a fire equipment service company qualified to perform these important inspections, make sure they will perform the following tasks during the inspection:

  • Trip the system from the pull station.
  • Trip the fire system from the terminal link.
  • Visually inspect the cable for the fusible links, brackets, CO2 cartridges, mechanical head and other parts of the fire system.
  • Conduct a visual inspection of plenum and ducts to determine the amount of grease buildup that exists.
  • Check to ensure there is proper coverage of the nozzles over the equipment.
  • Inspect to make sure the nozzles have proper caps.
  • Make sure the gas automatic shut-off valve works adequately.
  • Make sure the pull pin and the seal are replaced properly and the system is tagged.

Tagging the system shows fire safety officials when the last inspection was performed and also indicates that the inspection was done properly and successfully, unless the inspection company has noted otherwise on the tag or the fire report, Forman said.

It also is important for restaurant owners to have their fire extinguishers inspected routinely to ensure that they are in optimum working condition if needed.

Restaurants also need to have Class K extinguishers. These extinguishers are rated for handling fires that result from cooking oils and fats. These extinguishers are easy to determine from others because they come in a 6 liter stainless steel container rather than red one like most dry chemical extinguishers, Forman said.


About New Jersey Fire Equipment LLC

New Jersey Fire Equipment is a leader in fire protection equipment for all commercial properties, restaurants and other public facilities.  NJ Fire Equipment comprehensive service offerings enable businesses to do what they do best,  focus on their customers and their business.   In turn, NJFE focuses on what it knows best- keeping your facility and business in compliance with the fire codes and standards and ensuring the safety of your facilities, staff and customers.

NJFE prides itself on providing exemplary service, offers a quality guarantee and maintains a dependable and highly qualified staff.  All service technicians are professionally trained to comply with the National Fire Prevention Association Standards as well as all state and local codes.

At the core of our operating philosophy, NJ Fire Equipment understands that all fire protection equipment requires care and maintenance at scheduled intervals to assure it will operate properly and safely when needed. We belive that only personnel who are trained and qualified to maintain fire protection equipment should do these services. That’s why you can trust our specially trained technicians to make sure you are code compliant.

In addition, fire extinguishers and fire suppression systems must be maintained regularly in accordance with local, state, and national codes. This is a thorough examination of the systems involved. Our fire protection professionals  are the ideal persons to perform this maintenance because they have the appropriate servicing manuals, tools, recharge materials, parts, lubricants and the necessary training and experience. We would like the opportunity to impress you with our service.