Your San Antonio fire protection company is a great resource for information on fire suppression and prevention. Preventing commercial fires is critical to safety and the ongoing success of your business. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has identified five primary causes of commercial fires:
- Cooking equipment
- Heating equipment
- Lighting and electrical systems
These five every day things could pose serious threats to your employees, customers, and business. Making sure your company has the right San Antonio fire suppression systems will help ensure safety in your organization.
Restaurants are perhaps the best-known businesses that use cooking equipment. However, other facilities may also be at risk. Most break rooms have appliances like microwaves. Any faulty or malfunctioning appliance is a hazard. Healthcare facilities, schools and office buildings will benefit from the services of a San Antonio fire protection company. Installing fire alarms and suppression systems in food service areas of their facilities can help put your mind at ease.
HVAC systems, including furnaces and boilers, can overheat and potentially cause fires as well. Working with a company that offers San Antonio gas detection systems can help identify issues with gas furnaces. Early detection can prevent dangerous consequences from gas leaks and fires caused by malfunctioning HVAC systems.
Lighting and Electrical Systems
Regular inspections and upgrades to your electrical panel and wiring will help you ensure compliance with codes and standards for these systems. This can significantly reduce your risk of electrical fires in your facility. Replacing old wiring will also help you to maintain reliable power for computers and other devices needed to manage your business.
Improper disposal of smoking materials is responsible for almost 10% of fires in office buildings and about 7% of fires in restaurants. Clearly establishing and marking where smoking is and isn’t allowed can help prevent fires caused by careless disposal of lit cigarettes and cigars.
Arson and Intentional Fires
While not all fires that are intentionally set meet the legal standard for arson, they are still a serious threat to your employees and building. Working with a San Antonio fire protection company is the best way to address these issues and to protect your facility and your staff members against intentionally set fires.
At Advantage Systems Inc., our team is committed to providing practical solutions for fire safety and protection in the San Antonio area. Call us today at 830-455-3473 to schedule an appointment with our team. We are here to serve you now and in the future.