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3 Important Kitchen Fire Suppression Tips You May Have Forgotten

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Commercial kitchen fires happen all too often. It may seem like common knowledge, but many people let basic fire safety practices fall by the wayside. If certain safety practices are ignored, you may find out the devastating repercussions after it is too late. Each year, over 8,000 kitchen fires are reported. A kitchen fire can cause irreparable damage and even harm the restaurant employees and patrons. If you are a restaurant owner, manager, or even the head chef in a kitchen, it?s important to review some safety fundamentals regarding fire suppression.

  • Keep fire safety equipment on hand.
    This may seem like an obvious tip, but many commercial kitchens are not fully prepared with all types of fire safety equipment. When it comes to fire suppression, you?ll need more than j
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    3 Reasons to Invest in Fire Rated Windows

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    Fire rated windows and doors might be new to a lot of people, but they’ve been around for years. Recently though the technology and means to make them has improved, making the products better and cheaper to make. Typically the process involves steel framed windows or some kind of metal window options that are strong, durable, and able to withstand the heat of a raging fire for up to an hour in many cases. Regardless of where you live in the country or what type of home you have fire rated windows are a great investment for these three reasons.

      1.) Cost-Effic

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    10 Year Anniversary of Florida’s Last Hurricane a Cause for Celebration and Preparation

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    Despite a record number of tropical cyclone activity in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s been over 10 years since Florida has seen a hurricane touch the mainland. There’e certainly been a number of close calls, including the recent Hurricane Joaquin that devastated regions of the Caribbean, but the Sunshine State has been in a positive kind of drought since Hurricane Wilma struck on October 24, 2005, according to the national weather source Weather.com.

    If residents of Florida are able to make it through the end of 2015 without the need of impact doors, or hurricane windows and this lucky streak in tact, it will double the previous record of five and be 10 full hurricane-free seasons. The former record was set between 1980 through 1984.

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    Five Tips for Keeping Your Travertine Flooring in Tip-top Shape

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    Keeping your tile floors sparkling makes your entire house look cleaner. If you have ceramic tile, which is non-absorbent, it’s pretty straight forward. Ceramic tile cleaning just involves sweeping and mopping on a regular basis, and perhaps bringing in a pro to do a deep grout cleaning once a year, or less.

    While natural stone tiles like marble, limestone, and travertine has an elegant look and feel that beats the best man-made tile any day, caring for and maintaining natural tile requires a little more effort. Travertine, for example, is in the limestone family but is sometimes called “travertine marble” because it has characteristics of both.

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    Are You Getting Ready to Order Custom Cabinets for Your Home?

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    You loved everything about your new home from the first day that you moved in. Except for one thing. It never dawned on you that you would need to ask for hidden hinge cabinets as that is the only kind you had ever had before. The day you walked in and saw the cabinet doors hung, however, you realized that the exposed hinges were something that you just did not like. Even though you had been part of the design discussion for the custom cabinets throughout the house, you never imagined that you would have to request something as simple as hidden hinges. Now, 19 years later, you are finally getting ready to remodel your kitchen and your preference for hinges is at the top of the list when you meet with the custom cabinet makers.
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