Tips for Commercial Fire Prevention
As a business owner, you are probably aware of many threats to your business. Some of these are preventable and others may not be. Here are some simple steps that you and your staff can take to help reduce the risks of a fire breaking out in your workplace.
-Electrical fires contribute to a large percentage of reported fires each year, and in terms of damage loss, are often very costly. Electrical fires can easily be prevented . First never overload an outlet or power strip. Electrical outlets are only designed to handle a certain amount of electricity, so the more devices you plug into one increases the risk of an overload. Large appliances should never share an outlet.
- Keep flammable materials and chemicals away from electrical outlets and power strips as well as areas that experience higher than normal levels of heat.
- Keep clutter to a minimum. If a fire does break out having less clutter will keep the fire from traveling quicker.
- Make sure all emergency exits are are clutter and mess free.
These simple steps will help prevent fires. However be prepared for an emergency. Ask SERVPRO of Morris/Ottawa about their free no cost assessment of your building today.