Avoid These Common Causes of Commercial Fires
No business owner wants to watch their hard work and years of investment go up in flames. Still, commercial fire damage in Florida, occurs more frequently than you may think. Even small fires cause significant property damage. If your business has experienced a fire the damage may be more extensive than you could imagine.
When your East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch business experiences fire or smoke damage, you need professional help quickly. SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch is dedicated to responding immediately, which helps to prevent secondary damage and to reduce the cost of restoration.
Cooking fires account for almost 30% of nonresidential fires according to The U.S. Fire Administration https://www.usfa.fema.gov . That is not limited to restaurants, 1 in 4 office building fires were related to cooking. Major damage to your business is preventable with fire protection systems such as alarms and fire extinguishers.
9.2% of commercial fires were unintentional results of careless acts. A few examples of careless acts that result in fires:
Plugging too many things into the same extension cord
Accidentally leaving space heaters or other heat producing equipment on
Carelessly discarded cigarette butts igniting fires
So you have all of the necessary fire protection systems in place. But how well maintained and up-to-date are they? Do you have expired fire extinguishers? Following a fire, your insurance adjuster may inform you that your policy doesn’t cover certain types of fires.
Commonly, fire policies exclude the following events:
Fires in vacant buildings
Once the smoke clears and fire crews leave, you may notice damage to all parts of your business. You also must consider fire containment can cause additional damage. This is the time to call SERVPRO of East Bradenton / Lakewood Ranch (941) 747-2333. If you don’t have a plan for recovering from fire damage, you may be making a big mistake.