Business owners are always looking for ways to protect their commercial investments. This includes ensuring their brick and mortar structures are safe and secure from the dangers of fire. While business owners can’t guarantee their property will never be victim to a commercial fire, knowing what some of the most common causes are can assist them when looking for potential fire risks. This may just help them prevent a disaster. At Zona Restoration, we have listed three of the most common causes of commercial property fires and what to watch for if you suspect any issues.
1. Kitchen Equipment & Appliances
While you may think that restaurants are the #1 location for kitchen fires, that is not quite accurate. The fact is that any kind of business that prepares and serves food is at risk of having a kitchen fire. This includes hospitals, schools, office buildings, and restaurants. With the high volume of food that is being cooked, along with the flammable oils and greases that are being used, there’s no doubt that cooking appliances and equipment are definitely responsible for commercial fires.
2. HVAC Hardware & Equipment
In the Scottsdale area, many businesses rely on efficient and high-quality HVAC systems to keep their buildings, their employees, and their customers cool and comfortable. Unfortunately, this type of equipment is not immune to fire safety risks. Large commercial boilers, complex air conditioning systems, and heavy-duty HVAC appliances are all at risk of overheating and causing an unintentional fire.
3. Commercial Lights & Electrical Equipment
Electricity is a necessity in today’s modern world. While there are several safety features built into many commercial electrical and lighting systems, there is always a risk regardless of how well-built the system is. A few common causes of electrical fires are incorrectly installed wiring, overloaded circuits, and faulty connections.
Providers of Commercial Fire Damage Restoration
When you have the unfortunate case of experiencing fire damage on your commercial property, you can trust the fire damage restoration experts at Zona. Request an estimate today by calling us at (480) 656-3999. Along with our fire damage clean-up services, we also offer asbestos testing, mold remediation, cabinet reconstruction, and roofing renovations in the Scottsdale area and beyond.
Source: “Common Causes of Commercial Fires.” Unifour Fire & Safety. Web. 31 Jul. 2021.