The services you see below have all been added to this site as referrals by our members.
Repair & Maintenance Providers:
Ace of Trades LLC ( @aotrepairs ) firstname.lastname@example.org 206-499-8251
Danar Hoverson repairs all types of commercial kitchen equipment, specializing in servicing food trucks in and around the Seattle area.
Refrigeration: refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, walk-in coolers, etc
Hot side equipment: fryers, ranges, flat tops, convection ovens, & baking equipment, etc.
Prep equipment: mixers, slicers, etc.
We also do preventative maintenance work and can help owners set up a proper schedule.
We do not do any fire suppression equipment or anything that requires that type of licensing, but we can replace hood fan motors and other simple mechanical issues.
We are really focusing our promotion in the Food truck area but we also service food carts, restaurants and bakeries etc.
Mobile Mechanic Call or text , 24/7 Ph: 206 793 5659
Mobile Mechanic: Gerald at : 206-310-4159
Ibis Cisneros in Kent (Food Trailer repairs) 253-951-0363
William (also a mobile mechanic) - evenings & weekends. Reasonable. (referred by Charlie's, prefers text verses phone calls) : (425) 949-9947.
Moe’s Truck Repair - Providing mobile fleet repair services, road side assistance and a full service auto and truck repair facility. They service the greater Kirkland, Redmond, Bellevue, Bothell, Woodinville and surrounding areas. Scheduling is tailored to the needs of the customer with 5 experienced mechanics on staff.
Sunrise Shading - Problems with your food truck awning... call David Yost at 206-227-9678.
Electrical & Generator
Norm at 425-275-8194 based in Woodinville.
Chuck at 253-820-1388 is the generator guy that Nosh the Truck uses, they say he is the best generator guy around.
TriVan for food truck & trailer repairs. (Tell them you were referred by the WSFTA.)
Western Trailer - Seattle (great referral for repairs), 206-762-7850, email@example.com
Ted Thayer at Cottage Electric in Woodinville (King and Snohomish)
Jason at Island Electric in Skagit County
Propane / Fire / Hood Cleaning & Service
Pac West Propane - Derrick, Services: King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Kittitas County, & Thurston County
Blue Star Gas in Tukwila is a propane supplier and offers a program called Cardlock. This program allows vendors to receive cards and training to facilitate filling of their own propane cylinders. Training is free of charge and then allows you to self-fill 24/7 at their locations in the Puget Sound, and at a cheaper price per gallon. They also have a Food Truck Program. Every time the customer purchases 100 gallons of propane, a $20 credit will be applied to their account. They keep track of your purchases for you so you don’t have to worry about redeeming a coupon. Complete the application here. Call for Ernie Adcock, Malcolm Davis, or Dave Brandsen 10802 East Marginal Way South in Tukwilla , Office: (206) 762-2583 OR Christina Suarez at: 206-379-2031
TGA Hoods & Fire Protection LLC (Also a custom food truck builder)Octavio Ortega at 206-853-5187 (Tell him you are a member of Association) The services they provide:
Food truck complete build out
UL listed Hood installation for food trucks and restaurants
UL-300 fire suppression system installation, semi-annual inspection and repairs
High pressure hood cleaning service
Fire extinguishers sales, service and recharging
Electrical wiring for food trucks and restaurant hoods
Exhaust fans installation, repairs and replacements
Fan hinges for maintenance
16 years of experience in the restaurant industry
Seattle Fire Department Certification for fire suppression systems
Apex Hood - Contact Barry Loucks at: 360-951-7180 M: (360) 292-5299 OR Craig Wood at (877) 866-3473 , They service the entire state. www.apexhoodcleaning.net, Fill out and send in the form below (*If we don’t get you on the schedule within 1 day of filling this out, your First Cleaning is Free*) Association members receive a $100 discount off bi annual hood cleanings.
AAA Fire & Safety - serving Olympia to Bellingham, certification, installation and repair. Call Ryan at: 253-202-7182 or 206-284-1769.
R & T Hood and Duct Services - grease exhaust, fire suppression, system upgrades, etc. If you have questions, please contact: Adrienne firstname.lastname@example.org or Paul: email@example.com
How to Fight a Food Truck Fire (click the link)
Food Truck Propane Tank Safety: https://www.foodonatruck.com/food-truck-propane-tank-safety/
What your fire inspection will include:
612.2 Kitchen Hood. A Type I hood shall be installed at or above all commercial cooking appliances and domestic cooking appliances used for commercial purposes that produce grease laden vapors. Commercial kitchen exhaust hoods shall comply with the requirements of the International Mechanical Code. Hoods shall be inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with NFPA 96.
612.3 Fire Extinguishers. Approved 2A:20BC and Type K rated fire extinguishers shall be provided in each mobile food facility as determined by the Fire Code Official and the individual hazard presented by the individual mobile food facility.
612.4 Liquefied petroleum gas (LP-gas). LP-gas shall be in accordance with Chapter 61 and sections 612.4.1 and 612.4.2.
612.4.1 Maximum number and quantity. A maximum of two LP-gas containers (one hundred (100) pounds each) with a total aggregate water capacity of two hundred (200) pounds is permitted at one mobile food facility.
612.4.2 LP-gas cylinder hoses. Hoses shall be designed for a working pressure of three hundred fifty (350) psig with a safety factor of five to one (5:1) and shall be continuously marked with LP-gas, propane, three hundred fifty (350) working pressure and manufacturer’s name or trademark. Hose assemblies, after application of couplings, shall have a design capacity of seven hundred (700) psig. Hose assemblies shall be leak tested at time of installation at not less than the operating pressure of the system in which they are installed.
612.4.3 LP-gas cylinders. LP-gas cylinders shall be secured in an approved manner in an upright position. LP-gas cylinders shall not be stored within the facility at any time. If stored within a compartment, the compartment shall have approved venting directly to the exterior and must not allow venting to the interior of the facility at any time. If LP-gas cylinder storage is added to the rear of the facility, an appropriate, approved bumper shall be added to the rear of the facility to provide adequate impact protection. Belly cylinder tanks shall be installed according to DOT standards.
New 2018 IFC Fire Code Requirements:
319.1 General Mobile food preparation vehicles that are equipped with appliances that produce smoke or grease-laden vapors shall comply with this section.
319.2 Permit Required Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 105.6
319.3 Exhaust Hood Cooking equipment that produces grease-laden vapors shall be provided with a kitchen exhaust hood in accordance with Section 607. (Section 607 indicates professional hood cleaning required every 6-months with professional tags posted by approved service provider.)
319.4 Fire Protection Fire protection shall be provided in accordance with Sections 319.4.1 and 319.4.2
319.4.1 Fire Protection for Cooking Equipment Cooking equipment shall be protected by automatic fire extinguishing systems in accordance with Section 904.12 (Section 904.12 indicates service personnel providing maintenance or service must be certified by a govt. agency or other approved organization.)
319.4.2 Fire Extinguisher Portable fire extinguishers shall be provided in accordance with Section 906.4 (Section 906.4 indicates requirement for Class K extinguisher.)
319.5 Appliance Connection to Fuel Supply Piping. Gas cooking appliances shall be secured in place and connected to fuel-supply piping with an appliance connector complying with ANSI Z21.69/CSA 6.16. The connector installation shall be configured in accordance with the manufacturer's installation instructions. Movement of appliances shall be limited by restraining devices installed in accordance with the connector and appliance manufacturers' instructions.
319.6 Cooking Oil Storage Containers Cooking oil storage containers within mobile food preparation vehicles shall have a maximum aggregate volume not more than 120 gallons (454 L), and shall be stored in such a way as to not be toppled or damaged during transport.
319.7 Cooking Oil Storage Tanks Cooking oil storage tanks within mobile food preparation vehicles shall comply with Sections 319.7.1 through 318.104.22.168
319.7.1 Metallic Storage Tanks Metallic cooking oil storage tanks shall be listed in accordance with UL 80 or UL 142, and shall be installed in accordance with the tank manufacturer's instructions.
319.7.2 Nonmetallic Storage Tanks Nonmetallic cooking oil storage tanks shall be installed in accordance with the tank manufacturer’s instructions and shall comply with both of the following:
1. Tanks shall be listed for use with cooking oil, including maximum temperature to which the tank will be exposed during use.
2. Tank capacity shall not exceed 200 gallons (757 L) per tank.
319.7.3 Cooking Oil Storage System Components Metallic and nonmetallic cooking oil storage system components shall include, but are not limited to, piping, connections, fittings, valves, tubing, hose, pumps, vents and other related components used for the transfer of cooking oil.
319.7.4 Design Criteria The design, fabrication and assembly of system components shall be suitable for the working pressures, temperatures and structural stresses to be encountered by the components.
319.7.5 Tank Venting Normal and emergency venting shall be provided for cooking oil storage tanks.
322.214.171.124 Normal Vents Normal vents shall be located above the maximum normal liquid line, and shall have a minimum effective area not smaller than the largest filling or withdrawal connection. Normal vents are not required to vent to the exterior.
3126.96.36.199 Emergency Vents Emergency relief vents shall be located above the maximum normal liquid line, and shall be in the form of a device or devices that will relieve excessive internal pressure caused by an exposure fire. For nonmetallic tanks, the emergency relief vent shall be allowed to be in the form of construction. Emergency vents are not required to discharge to the exterior.
319.8 LP-Gas Systems Where LP-gas systems provide fuel for cooking appliances, such systems shall comply with Chapter 61 and Sections 319.8.1 through 319.8.5.
319.8.1 Maximum Aggregate Volume The maximum aggregate capacity of LP-gas containers transported on the vehicle and used to fuel cooking appliances only shall not exceed 200 pounds (91 kg) propane capacity.
319.8.2 Protection of Container LP-gas containers installed on the vehicle shall be securely mounted and restrained to prevent movement.
319.8.3 Gas Container Construction LP-gas containers shall be manufactured in compliance with the requirements of NFPA 58.
319.8.4 Protection of System Piping LP-gas system piping, including valves and fittings, shall be adequately protected to prevent tampering, impact damage, and damage from vibration.
319.8.5 LP-Gas Alarms A listed LP-gas alarm shall be installed within the vehicle in the vicinity of LP-gas system components, in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
319.9 CNG Systems Where CNG systems provide fuel for cooking appliances, such systems shall comply with Sections 319.9.1 through 319.9.4.
319.9.1 CNG Containers Supplying Only Cooking Fuel CNG containers installed solely to provide fuel for cooking purposes shall be in accordance with Sections 3188.8.131.52 through 3184.108.40.206.
3220.127.116.11 Maximum Aggregate Volume The maximum aggregate capacity of CNG containers transported on the vehicle shall not exceed 1,300 pounds (590 kg) water capacity.
318.104.22.168 Protection of Container CNG containers shall be security mounted and restrained to prevent movement. Containers shall not be installed in locations subject to a direct vehicle impact.
322.214.171.124 CNG Container Construction CNG containers shall be an NGV-2 cylinder.
319.9.2 CNG Containers Supplying Transportation and Cooking Fuel Where CNG containers and systems are used to supply fuel for cooking purposes in addition to being used for transportation fuel, the installation shall be in accordance with NFPA 52.
319.9.3 Protection of System Piping CNG system piping, including valves and fittings, shall be adequately protected to prevent tampering, impact damage and damage from vibration.
319.9.4 Methane Alarms A listed methane gas alarm shall be installed within the vehicle in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
319.10. Maintenance Maintenance of systems on mobile food preparation vehicles shall be in accordance with Sections 319.10.1 through 319.10.3.
319.10.1 Exhaust System The exhaust system, including hood, grease-removal devices, fans, ducts and other appurtenances, shall be inspected and cleaned in accordance with Section 607.3. (Section 607 indicates every 6-months.)
319.10.2 Fire Protection Systems and Devices Fire protection systems and devices shall be maintained in accordance with Section 901.6.
319.10.3 Fuel Gas Systems LP-gas containers installed on the vehicle and fuel-gas piping systems shall be inspected annually by an approved inspection agency or a company that is registered with the U.S. Department of Transportation to requalify LP-gas cylinders, to ensure that system components are free from damage, suitable for the intended service and not subject to leaking. CNG containers shall be inspected every 3 years in a qualified service facility. CNG containers shall not be used past their expiration date as listed on the manufacturer's container label. Upon satisfactory inspection, the approved inspection agency shall affix a tag on the fuel gas system or within the vehicle indicating the name of the inspection agency and the date of satisfactory inspection.
Who does propane tank certifications?: Blue Star, Amerigas and Fire King