According to research, nearly all property fires are caused by common fire hazards. Almost 90 percent of pipe sprinklers effectively control a fire outbreak to reduce property damage and death. Are you looking to stay informed on commercial fire safety? If so, continue reading to learn more about commercial building fire hazards.
Overheating Computers Are A Fire Hazard
An overheating computer is a common source of a fire outbreak in a commercial facility. When computers or laptops are left on for a long time without properly shutting down, they can overheat and explode. This explosion has the potential to cause a fire in a commercial building. To avoid this fire risk, ensure all electronic gadgets in an office building are turned off before the end of the business day, and invest in code-compliant hardwired smoke detectors.
Electrical equipment in an office building is an apparent fire concern that can jeopardize the safety of your commercial property. Keep an eye out for frayed electrical equipment, plugged-in kitchen equipment, and other commonly used electrical equipment that could cause an electrical fire in a commercial building. In addition, you should verify that all of your fire safety systems are up to date and maintained correctly in the unfortunate event of a fire.
Extension Cords Can Lead To Fires
Always use extension cords according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Improper extension cord use can cause an electrical fire within a commercial building, primarily if an extension cord is used to manage the power of many pieces of equipment. Additionally, tangled extension wires might contribute to a fire hazard in a commercial setting.
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