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The Leading Causes of Fires in A 30068 Business | SERVPRO of North Fulton

7/20/2020 (Permalink)

Partnering With A Fire Damage Restoration Team Can Help Relieve The Stress That Fires Bring.

We have witnessed that many business owners have never-ending responsibilities. In our opinion, the most significant responsibility that a business owner has is safety factors regarding the potential risks to your business, staff, and visitors.

To help relieve the stress from further risks after a fire, the team at SERVPRO of North Fulton has a free service called an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP for short). An ERP will help the business owner know precisely what steps to take when fire damage occurs.

While creating your ERP plan, a certified SERVPRO professional will take a look around your property, and the best plan of action will be when your building structure undergoes a fire. 

A SERVPRO ERP helps a business owner know what steps needed to take after a fire occurs. Planning for and working toward preventing fires will be the job of a local fire marshal and can take some time, but with a detailed plan in action, we can guarantee that you will be back to full operation quicker than if you didn't have a plan at all. 

The Leading Causes of Commercial Structure Fires

According to a report published by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the leading causes of commercial structure fires are: 

  1. Cooking equipment, 29% of fires
  2. Electrical distribution and lighting equipment, 12% of fires
  3. Heating equipment, 11% of fires
  4. Intentional, 10% of fires
  5. Smoking materials, 9% of fires
  6. Exposure, 4% of fires
  7. Electronic, office or entertainment equipment, 3% of fires

How To Further Protect Your Business

The number one way to protect your business from a potential fire is to know the best fire prevention tips. When you and your staff are aware of prevention tips, the chance of a fire breaking out will reduce.

First, you must assess the fire hazard risk and know the places for a potential fire at your property. As we stated prior, you will want to get in contact with your local Fire marshal; they can offer advice and help identify the business risks, guiding your fire prevention plan.

Choosing the best fire protection equipment.

When you have the option to choose a commercial building that you want to do business in, you must make sure that they include an automatic sprinkler system, smoke detectors, and fire extinguishers on each floor.

Lastly, we want to emphasize sharing the plan with your employees. The employees of any business are the ones that are client-facing. With employees being aware of the fire prevention plan they can then communicate it effectively to the visitors in case of an emergency. The best way to train your staff is by conducting regular fire drills so that the fire safety protocol is fresh in everyone's mind. Aswell, provide quarterly meetings to review evacuation plans and routes and location of any medical aid kits.

Everyone needs to know what to do in the case of a fire. Despite best efforts with fire prevention and safety tips, the worst could always happen at your business. We are here to help when a fire disrupts your business. We offer immediate service and will treat your property as if it were our own. 

Call us at (770) 992-2777 

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