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Fire Prevention at your Business

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

What to Know About Fire Prevention at Your Business

Though chances are slim, there’s never a reason to totally rule out the possibility of a fire occurring during the winter at your place of business. What might be your dream job could easily turn into a nightmare if fire and flames get to it without protection.

Below are a few ways to prevent fires from occurring that can help you move past the season without a hitch.

Emergency Ready Profiles

Available to you from us for FREE is a SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile. This is an overview of your property and brings to light those important items that might be missing in case an emergency occurs.

In this comprehensive report, you’ll not only have a complete overview of all building shutoffs, emergency exits, and more, but you will also be able to note if you are missing fire extinguishers emergency exit signs, etcetera.

Open Flames

Even if you’re not a retailer looking to set a mood within your building, lighting a candle is extremely common among people during the colder months.

We get it: this provides a cozy atmosphere with its nice warm light but also brings a fresh aroma to the room its in. Keeping these away from any flammable material is an imperative step in preventing a damaging and potentially deadly fire from ripping through the four walls surrounding your home/business.

Electrical Overload

We understand that some buildings and rooms are just harder to heat than others. With that, you might have something like a space heater on, plugged into an outlet on the wall, or even a surge protector.

Although you might think you’re safe with something like this, it’s important to keep a regimen of unplugging the device when not in use 30 minutes prior to leaving and never allowing it to run unattended.

This is because while considered safe, these heating elements use a lot of energy, can cause a fire within the unit itself and if not well rated, can cause a potential surge of power leading to an electrical fire.

Business Owners of Nassau County Rely on SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury

If you’re a home or business owner who is in need of service, support, or mitigation this winter, call SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury -- we have been providing emergency restoration services to homes and businesses for over 50 years.

For 24/7 emergency service, make sure to keep our number handy and contact us at 516-334-2927 - with anything you might need! 

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