Running A Catering Business Out Of Your Home Kitchen? Safety Options To Consider

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Do you run a catering or baking business out of your home and worry about the house catching fire or someone getting hurt? If so, it's time to make some changes around the space so you can reduce the risks in your living space.

Even though your house isn't a commercial property, you want to treat it like one, and you should install some of the same safety features that you would have inside a commercial kitchen. Here are a few things to consider.

Kitchen Fire Systems

The more you use your kitchen stove, the higher your chances will be of starting a fire. A kitchen fire system that will release water from a sprinkler on the ceiling if there is a fire detected is a great safety feature that will help ensure that the fire doesn't spread to the rest of your home. Consider a company like Fire Extinguisher Service Center to install this safety feature for you. You should make sure that you have a fire extinguisher on hand at all times as well.

Slip Resistant Flooring Options

A textured floor that isn't going to be slick when cleaned is the safest option so you don't get hurt. You may also want to invest in rugs for the floor that provide traction, as well as shoes that are slip resistant so you don't fall while you're working and preparing a meal.

Carbon Monoxide Detection

Do you use a gas stove or other gas appliances in your kitchen to cook all of your goodies for work and home meals? If so, you should install a carbon monoxide detector to catch whenever gas leaks into the house and to make sure there aren't unsafe levels in the air that put the house at a fire risk. Carbon monoxide detectors will also prevent you and anyone else in the kitchen from inhaling gas.

There are so many different things that you want to make sure are safe in your home when you're running a business out of the kitchen, so take the time to be as safe and secure as possible. Sanitizing the kitchen properly, storing all of your equipment in safe places, and following the rules and the regulations set by the health department for a commercial kitchen can help. These are just a few of the ways that you can get started with your kitchen safety changes for your in-home business.

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