With summer just about here, now is the perfect time to start reviewing fire safety with your fellow employees. Unfortunately, every year there is always fire-related accidents that occur in commercial buildings. Read on for some basic fire safety tips to help keep you and your employees safe the summertime!
Maintain Your HVAC System
Don’t neglect your HVAC this system this summer! Every year, fires are started because businesses and commercial building owners completely disregard their cooling system(s). If you are running multiple systems at the same time, you are running the risk of your system overheating. This is one of the biggest reasons why fires occur in commercial building every summer season. The best way to ensure that your system is running properly is to have it inspected before it becomes exceptionally hot outside.
The summertime is perfect for company-related cookouts. It is easy to get wrapped up in all of the festivities and completely disregard good fire safety practices. For example, many businesses like to break out a grill and host barbeques and cookouts. If you are going to be using a grill, you want to be sure to keep it a safe distance from your building and always keep a close eye on it. You never want to leave your grill unattended when it is turned on.
Test Your Fire Alarm
It is critical that your fire alarm is always in good working condition. The best way to ensure that your fire alarm is ready in the event of a fire is to perform routine fire alarm testing. This includes swapping out old batteries and having a professional come through to inspection your alarm. This will give you more peace of mind that your building and coworkers are protected.
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.