Protecting Your Los Angeles County Business From Fire
All of the time, money, and effort that you invest in your business has the potential of disappearing in just one fire. The most common and costliest types of commercial property damage is fire, so it it crucial to take all the precautions needed to protect your business from a fire hazard.
The following are way to protect your business from a serious fire:
1. Remove Clutter that Could Potentially Fuel a Fire
Keep work areas clear of paper, trash, and anything that could potentially kindle a fire. You should perform a close inspection of all work spaces to remove anything that could create sparks or fuel a fire. Also, ensure that there are no obstacles blocking access to emergency exits.
2. Watch Appliances and Machinery
Old, faulty, or misused appliances have the potential to cause fires. Get rid of broken appliances, check for recalls, and make sure employees turn off appliances when they are not in use. Do not overload power outlets or exceed voltage limits.
3. Check Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are two crucial, potentially life-saving devices. Be sure to replace batteries periodically and test all devices regularly to make sure they’re functioning properly.
4. Make Sure Fire Extinguishers Are in Working Order
Ensure that your business has the proper type of extinguisher for your facilities and regularly check that everything is in working order. You should also provide your employees with training on how to use these extinguishers.
5. Train Employees
Make sure employees are properly trained in the correct use of all equipment and in the storage and disposal of fire hazards. All employees should know what to do if a fire occurs, including the location and operation of fire extinguishers, the emergency number to call, and the exits to use.
6. Have an Evacuation Plan
You should also be ready for the unexpected. Make sure all exit signs are visible and adequately lit by a reliable power source at all times. Conduct regular fire drills so that your employees know how to respond in the event of a fire emergency. You can also contact SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas to help develop a SERVPRO Emergency READY Profile plan for your business to help guide you in the event of an emergency.
Practice good fire safety prevention now to prevent heartache and financial loss later. In the event that your San Gabriel Valley business does suffer from fire damage, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Glendora/San Dimas to assist in the remediation and restoration process.