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4 Tips to Help Prevent a Fire in Your Business

1/6/2022 (Permalink)

kitchen fire in Jacksonville business Did you know that the number one cause of commercial fires is kitchen equipment?

With as much time and effort put into running a business, the last thing anyone wants is to experience fire damage that can detour your direction. Now, we cannot control nature, and accidents happen, but there are some steps we can take to help prevent a fire from happening. Here are four tips to help prevent a fire in your business.

Does your business have a kitchen? 

The number one cause of commercial fires is kitchen equipment. That can be from misuse or old and faulty equipment. A great question to ask would be, when was the last cleaning and inspection of your kitchen and its equipment?

Do you have a fire suppression system?

Did you know that the same person who painted the Mona Lisa also created the first fire suppression system? Although your overhead sprinkler system may not be quite as old as Leonardo DaVinci, it still may be time to inspect or have it replaced. The last thing anyone wants is a faulty fire suppression system if a fire should ever start. Have your system regularly inspected or replaced if necessary.

Do you have an electrical cord hazard? 

Extension cords are often needed to provide power to a desk and other office utilities, but when there are multiple cords plugged together, and too many utilities drawing power from them, it can cause an electrical hazard that may start a fire. Keep your cords orderly and minimal when they are necessary.

Do you have multiple items with heating elements plugged into one outlet? 

Items with heating elements require a substantial amount of electricity. These items can be toasters, coffee makers, or space heaters, to name a few. When there are multiple items like this plugged into one outlet, it can override your electricity and create the potential for an electrical fire. The moral of the story here is, don't make coffee, toast, and heat the room by drawing electricity from the same outlet.

If your business has been affected by a fire, we understand the importance of getting you up and running as quickly as possible. Don’t hesitate, contact us today at 904-729-2401.

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