KITCHEN HOOD Inspections

KITCHEN HOOD Inspections

Caruth’s in-house kitchen hood fire suppression inspection team consists of experienced professionals who specialize in the inspection of kitchen hood fire suppression systems. They possess the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively inspect kitchen hood fire suppression systems according to industry standards and local regulations. Their expertise ensures the proper functionality and reliability of kitchen hood fire suppression systems, contributing to enhanced fire safety in buildings.


The purpose of a kitchen hood fire suppression system is to safeguard commercial kitchens from the risks of fires. It serves as an automatic fire protection mechanism, consisting of heat and flame detectors, a fire suppression agent (typically wet chemicals), and a piping system. When a fire is detected, the system activates, releasing the suppression agent directly onto the source of the fire, smothering it and preventing its spread. By quickly suppressing fires at their origin, these systems protect the kitchen area, minimize property damage, reduce the risk of injury, and ensure the safety of occupants. Regular maintenance and inspections are crucial to ensure their effectiveness.


There are several types of kitchen hood fire suppression systems commonly used. The most widely utilized type is the wet chemical system, which discharges a special liquid agent that both extinguishes the fire and creates a cooling effect. Another type is the dry chemical system, which uses a powdered chemical agent to suppress fires by interrupting the chemical reaction. The specific type of system used depends on factors such as the kitchen layout, fire hazards, and local fire safety regulations. Caruth’s inspectors can inspect most types of kitchen hood fire suppression systems.

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