A fire will devastate your business.
Little fires might set you back a couple of days. Larger fires could cause you to lose it all.
It’s a harsh reality, but it’s one that can’t be ignored. In today’s post, we’re going to take an in-depth look at a few of the most common causes of fires and explain how you can prevent them.
As you’ll learn in more detail below, investing in a cutting-edge fire sprinkler system is one of the best ways to take preventative measures to protect your property from catastrophe. At HarvPro Fire, we’re dedicated to helping people just like you protect what matters most. Contact our team to learn more about our Solano County fire sprinkler system services, and read on for easy-to-implement fire prevention tips.
Fire Prevention Tips
Although fire alarms are a critical aspect of any fire prevention plan, they’re one of the easiest elements to ignore. Regularly test your smoke detectors and replace batteries as specified by the manufacturer. Remember, every second counts during a fire. A working alarm could make the difference between minimal damage and total disaster.
Place Appliances Wisely
Many fires occur when everyone has gone home for the day. If your business has appliances such as soda machines, microwave ovens, coffee makers, and anything else that generates heat during use, make sure that these appliances have enough room between them and any adjacent objects. If you staff members who close down and prepare the workplace for the next day, have them double-check that everything has been turned off before they go home.
Exercise Caution With Cords
Almost every company utilizes some form of technology to keep things running. Start by making sure that all of your cords are placed correctly, meaning that they aren’t directly in contact with rugs, carpeting, or anything else that could catch fire if they became too hot.
You should also make it a habit to regularly inspect the cords in your business for signs of damage, especially if they’re in a high-traffic location. If you find that any of them have been gnawed on by animals or damaged during the course of your operations, replace them before you plug them back in.
As a business owner, you’re used to delegating tasks. Add fire safety to your list.
Appoint someone you trust to research your area’s fire safety requirements and implement them in your organization. The National Fire Protection Association has a wealth of free information available and is a great place to start. The person you appoint may also be able to request a consultation with a local fire marshall who can provide you with specific information about how to keep your property safe.
Invest In Fire Sprinklers
All of the tips we’ve provided will help you prevent a fire, but accidents happen. Nothing will ever guarantee 100% safety, but an investment in a state-of-the-art fire sprinkler system can help you combat an existing fire and increase your chances of recovering with minimal damage.
HarvPro Fire is proud to be Solano County’s Top Rated Local® fire sprinkler system provider. Whether you need your system inspected, maintained, repaired, or you need a new system designed from scratch, we’re here to provide you with the peace of mind you and your employees deserve.