Range Hoods with Fire Suppression Systems vs Residential Sprinklers

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mElFRFhKH0pOoTU8RZfawHgThe 2009 International Residential Code (IRC) recommended the inclusion of residential sprinklers in all new home construction as added protection from fires.

However, according to a recent FEMA report, about 50 percent of the American home fires between 2002 and 2013 were cooking fires and contained to a specific area of the home.

Rather than requiring the installation of whole house sprinkler systems why don’t we evaluate the impact of range hoods with automatic fire suppression such as those used in commercial kitchens?  This technology is already available for residential kitchens and would not require as drastic a change to the building assembly.

To borrow a quote from Al Franken’s alter ego Stuart Smalley “it’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world”.

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1 Comment

  1. Jay Jorgenson on

    Wow, it’s interesting that many home fires are caused by are cooking fires. I would recommend people that have big kitchens to use a Hood Kitchen Fire System to avoid a fire. Thank you for the information. I’ll probably purchase one for my restaurant.

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