Sanitation & Safety Equipment

Browse our articles on sanitation and safety equipment and find primers on a wide variety of specific product categories, including articles on how to specify, when to replace, energy efficiency and much more.

Cleaning & Maintaining Water Filtration Systems

Assess water quality to determine what type of filtration an operation needs. Filter life varies from location to location based on use and an operation’s water quality.

Cleaning & Maintaining Waste Collection Systems

With waste handling systems, service agents are mainly called to take care of garbage disposers used in conjunction with drains. When it comes to these systems, the most important thing is to have equipment properly sized to the facility, which will ensure the longest service life.

Product Knowledge Guide: Fire Suppression

Fire-suppression equipment for use in commercial foodservice operations is classified as UL 300, which ensures it meets the necessary guidelines and standards. These systems utilize wet chemicals and ventilation control to extinguish flames.

Product Knowledge Guide: Flight-Type Warewashers

Flight-type, also called rackless, warewashers have a setup akin to a car wash. These units are best-suited for large, high-volume operations, such as cafeterias, banquet and catering halls, or prisons. Due to the big footprint, these systems require a great deal of space.

What to Consider When Purchasing a Faucet

Faucets are an obvious necessity in commercial kitchens, and foodservice operators can choose from a variety of types, including units designed for handwashing, prerinsing of dishes and various cleaning jobs.

Faucets: Features and Capabilities

Local health codes govern the number of kitchen sinks, which in turn impact the amount of faucets a foodservice operation requires. The number of faucets necessary also depends on the size of a kitchen. A typical quick-service operation will have seven faucets, including two prerinse types and three hand sinks. Faucets are specified separate from sinks.

Cleaning and Maintenance Tips for Rack Warewashers

Because warewashers have a number of components, the likelihood of breakdowns and failures is increased. By properly caring for these units with regular cleaning and routine maintenance, operators can expect them to have as much as a 10-year service life.