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Eliminate Electrical Fires on Your Commercial Property

2/10/2022 (Permalink)

Electrical fires are one of the most common types of fire that occur in commercial properties today. This is primarily because modern buildings feature copious amounts of electrical wiring in the walls for light and power. 

Commercial fire damage is always devastating for a business or commercial property. In addition to the obvious resulting fire and smoke damage, significant water damage from the firefighting process can also occur. 

At SERVPRO of Alamo Heights, our goal is to help businesses in San Antonio and surrounding areas keep their property and its occupants safe from fires. We also provide efficient fire damage restoration if a fire has already occurred.

There are certain things every business owner must be aware of to protect their property from fires. From the causes to preventative measures, our restoration experts are here to help you prepare for the worst.

Common Causes of Electrical Fires

Modern businesses rely on many electronic devices for their everyday functions. Unfortunately, this abundance of electrical wiring brings the risk of fire. Many commercial fires are the result of problems with the electrical wiring of large appliances, machinery, or electronic devices. 

Faulty or damaged equipment can also start a fire. Additionally, if a piece of equipment is being overworked, it can overheat and cause a fire.

As a building owner, you may be liable to your business partners, employees, customers, and neighbors for damage caused by fire, so it's vital that you do everything you can to protect your business and its surroundings.

The leading causes of electrical fires on commercial properties include:

  • Old and defective wiring
  • Overloaded circuits and short circuits 
  • Faulty fuses
  • Loose connections 
  • Imbalanced electrical loads

Take Preventative Measures to Prevent Electrical Fires

Every business must take the proper electrical safety precautions to prevent electrical fires. Not only do electrical fires damage the building structure, but they also put everyone inside at risk of injury. 

While you can’t always predict when a fire is going to occur, you can take preventative measures to decrease its occurrence. In addition to eliminating fire hazards, there are several steps you should take to make sure your business is fully prepared to face fire disasters.  

    • Develop an evacuation and fire-safety plan. Make sure all occupants are aware of the procedures.
    • Regular fire drills are crucial for the safety of everyone in the building.
  • Inspect fire protection systems, such as commercial-grade fire extinguishers, alarms, and sprinkler systems. Fire protection systems can help stop a fire in its tracks before it does widespread damage. 
  • Fire extinguishers are a key part of your business emergency plan because they help you to effectively put out a fire before it grows. If you have an extinguisher in your business, it’s important to have it inspected and serviced regularly.
  • Electrical inspections should be performed by a professional to ensure that all electrical wiring is up to code before an electrical appliance or large machinery is installed. Electrical problems can be found by conducting periodic inspections of the building, especially during or after renovations.
  • Proper cleaning is also important in fire prevention. If you have clogged air filters or dust collecting vents, then you’re creating the perfect environment for a fire.

SERVPRO of Alamo Heights - The Fire Damage Restoration Pros

SERVPRO of Alamo Heights is your full-service restoration company, mitigating both commercial fire and water damage. We can revive your business or commercial property to its original state, like the fire never happened. 

When you have a fire, you need to make sure that the fire damage is dealt with quickly and professionally. At SERVPRO of Alamo Heights, we have the training and the experience to make sure that the fire damage is properly taken care of. We respond to every call with a high level of urgency. From the initial fire damage assessment to the cleanup and fire damage restoration process, we understand the importance of a quick response. 

Our fire damage experts know that every minute lost restoring your business after a fire disaster is a potential loss of revenue. The smoke odors and fumes from the fire can negatively affect the air quality in the building, directly affecting everyone inside the building and even potentially causing the business to close. 

Our commercial fire damage professionals are committed to providing business owners in San Antonio, Alamo Heights, and other surrounding areas in Texas with reliable fire damage restoration services.

For further information about commercial fires and electrical fires, contact our professionals at SERVPRO of Alamo Heights at (210) 822-2063. 

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