Monthly Archives: May 2018

HOODMART BLOG

  1. Food Truck Fire Safety

    Over the last few years the mobile food truck phenomenon has hit popularity highs, with cities and towns holding weekly food truck meet ups where mobile restaurant owners can showcase their menus to the public. Food trucks are becoming so popular, so quickly that local governments are working double time to play catch up in order to create and regulate safety protocols for these mobile restaurants. There are several aspects they need to regulate – food handling and safety guidelines, cleaning guidelines, ventilations guidelines, etc. With all of the equipment required to operate the food truck you run an extremely high risk of fire, and it is imperative that you take preventative measures to prevent these fires from occurring.

     

    When you are first setting up your food truck you will more than likely find the need to install a ventilated exhaust system in your truck. These exhaust systems are designed to pull smoke and debris from the interior of the truck. They also help collecting oil and grease that accumulates when cooking. An unclean hood system is not only unsanitary, but can also lead to fires inside of your food truck. It is highly recommended that you regularly have your hood system professionally cleaned and inspected to ensure proper functionality. If your food truck is being used frequently it is required by the NFPA that your exhaust system is inspected at least quarterly.

     

    Almost all local and state governments will require a fire suppression system to be installed in your food truck. Fire suppression systems ...

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  2. Steps To Ensure Your Exhaust Hood Is Running Efficiently
    An important piece of equipment that helps ensure a commercial kitchen is running properly is the exhaust hood system. The exhaust hood system is responsible for pulling out smoke and debris, as well as grease / oil particles, from the kitchen’...

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  3. Spotting A Grease Leak In Your Exhaust Hood
    You wake up, get out of bed and get started with your morning routine. You hit the road, grab a fresh cup of coffee, and get to the kitchen early to begin prepping for the day. Turn on ...

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  4. HoodMart's Exhaust Hood Starter Guide
    If you’ve ever worked in a commercial kitchen you know how crucial a proper exhaust hood system is to kitchen environment. Cooking in a commercial kitchen generates high levels o ...

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