Common Causes of Fire in Commercial Buildings
One place that is responsible for most commercial building fires is the kitchen. One reason being all of the equipment such as; deep fryers, ovens, grease hoods, ranges, grills, and rotisseries are just a few. Always use extreme caution in the kitchen, as well as keeping the proper extinguishers to contain a small fire before it gets out of hand. Studies show that about 3,300 office fires break out every year. Once again one of the leading causes is cooking equipment that is not being used properly or left unattended. Coffee makers, toasters ovens, and microwaves, are the main fire stating appliances. Also offices contain a lot of flammable/combustible materials. When a fire does start it can easily spread and grow rapidly. That is why all materials should be stored and disposed of correctly, reducing the damage a fire may cause. Always have a planned prepared in the case a fire were to occur. Fire alarms along with commercial sprinkler systems, and a planned exit strategy play a huge roll in fire safety. Frequent maintenance on alarms and sprinklers to see that they are working properly is crucial as well. In the event of any type of fire in your commercial building, SERVPRO of Burlington Township/Mt Holly has the experienced professionals to clean up any destruction a fire may bring.