How to Prevent a Fire on Your Property
Property fires are a devastating thing to deal with. Inventory can be lost, beloved storefronts burned, and employee jobs terminated in a moment. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were over 33,000 workplace fires from 2013–2017 that totalled up to $1.5 billion in property loss.
Sometimes these fires are caused by neglecting open flames on the property. Commercial properties, particularly those dealing with high levels of dust or hydrocarbons, are particularly susceptible to the dangers of a single spark. With all of these precautions businesses have to take, you might be asking yourself, “how can I prevent a property fire?”
There are, of course, other factors that may be beyond our control—but there are still ways that we can help prevent property fires from happening with proper maintenance and caution.
The amount of fires that occur in our nation is a shocking one. In fact, the NFPA says that a fire department responds to a fire every 24 seconds! This furthermore stresses the importance of taking the right measures to protect your property.
Taking some of the below measures into consideration can help you lower the probability of a property fire occurring.