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How to Protect Your Business from Fire Disasters

11/20/2019 (Permalink)

As wild fires ravage states and entire countries across the world, business owners should take this as an opportunity to learn about how they can stop the preventable fires that could happen in their very own business.

And while commercial owners already have so much to keep track of, fire safety is a worthwhile focus for anyone, and may help you stop disaster before it even happens. Plus dealing with the ramifications of a fire takes a lot more time, energy and money than learning about fires and protecting yourself against the possibility of a fire ever happening.

Here are some of the most common causes for a workplace fire:

Electrical and heating equipment can cause major disasters if they are improperly maintained, operated or installed. It would prove worthwhile to do a check of any appliances to make sure they are safe and up to standard. And this should be a regular occurrence as equipment can breakdown quickly under the hustle and bustle of a business.

If you’re a restaurant or a facility that utilizes cooking equipment then be sure to make sure that these appliances are always under watch and surveillance when being used.

And like the previous causes, mechanical equipment needs to be properly aligned and lubricated to avoid mechanical friction fires.

Also don’t forget about your cleaning products! While they may not always be the cause, they can very much be the reason a fire gets bigger and bigger and spreads. Avoid excessive storage of combustible materials.

And while there are so many reasons that a fire can start, these are the most easily identifiable and preventable. To keep your business running successfully, check, recheck and maintain all equipment and procedures. It also doesn’t hurt to have an overload of smoke detectors and fire alarms too!

SERVPRO of Wyomissing is easily reached at (610)208-0300 for all of your commercial needs!

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