In order to keep your commercial space safe, you need to rid it of as many fire safety risks as possible. When it comes to fire safety, commercial businesses always need to be proactive and take the necessary steps to building, employees, and customers safe. We have compiled a few examples of common commercial fire safety risks.
Blocked Sprinkler Systems
Fire sprinklers are an essential piece of fire safety equipment. In the event of a fire, they are needed to extinguish fires before they spread throughout the building. For fire sprinklers to be effective, they cannot be obstructed by tall objects because they would otherwise become ineffective. Tall objects like file cabinets should be placed a safe distance away from your fire sprinklers. If you are unsure of whether or not your fire sprinklers are unobstructed give Biles Fire Protection a call! We are happy to provide clarity on potential fire hazards in a commercial space.
Not Having The Right Fire Safety Equipment
Your fire safety equipment should include fire alarms, fire suppression systems, fire sprinklers, etc. When you do not have the right equipment, you are putting everyone in your commercial facility at risk. Also, your commercial facility should be equipped with accessible fire safety equipment (ex: operational fire extinguishers). Employees should also be instructed on how to use these pieces of equipment.
Using Office Equipment Incorrectly
The world is now dependent on electricity. For that reason, the typical office space depends on a variety of electrical equipment. This includes items like extension cords, power strips, personal space heaters, and power cords. It is important to remember that when items like these are misused, they will become fire hazards. All power cords should be checked on a regular basis for damage.
Commercial and Residential Fire Protection from Biles Fire Protection
Biles Fire Protection can help with all of your residential or commercial fire safety needs. We have the equipment and expertise to install wet sprinkler systems or dry sprinkler systems at affordable prices. We are well known for our top-notch customer service, quick response times, and reliable support and maintenance. To get a quote for your sprinkler system, fill out our online request form. For more information and to chat about how we can help meet your fire safety needs, visit us online or give us a call at (443) 701-8330. To get more fire safety tips and information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.