COMMERCIAL BUILDING FIRES CAN BE PREVENTED
Commercial building fires put all types of businesses at risk. Commercial buildings should have smoke and fire alarms throughout the building. Fire alarms are not only necessary to extinguish a fire, but they also help to save lives.
Cooking fires remain at the top of the list as a cause of non-residential fires. The fires sometimes started because of human error while cooking and sometimes by an appliance malfunctioning. A strong effort should be taken to make sure that a kitchen area is adequately protected. Sprinklers, alarms and easily accessible fire extinguishers are an absolute must.
Arson, or an intentional fire, is the next common cause of a non-residential fire. An arsonist may start a fire anywhere, but bathrooms, trash cans, dumpsters and garages are likely spots. This is why you should have fire detection and prevention systems in unlikely places, such as behind the building.
Human error or unintentional fires are near the top of the list. There are many reasons why a fire might occur accidentally; therefore employee fire safety training is extremely important.
HVAC and Electrical systems should be inspected for any problems or potential malfunctions that may cause a fire. Having a smoke alarm in the areas should be an important part of a fire safety and prevention system.
If you or your business experienced a fire in a commercial building, call SERVPRO of Medina/Gateway/Western Lake County for your fire clean up services. Call us at 800-933-7179.