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3 Fire Safety Tips Every Mooresville Business Owner Should Know

12/7/2021 (Permalink)

Red fire extinguisher on concrete floor A fire extinguisher can help mitigate damages, so make sure you and your employees know how to use one!

Commercial fires seem to happen all the time. Our team at SERVPRO of Iredell County regularly gets calls from Mooresville-area businesses that have everything from small to catastrophic fires. In many cases, these are just minor inconveniences, but in some cases, they can halt operations completely. Whether or not your Mooresville business has been affected by a fire in the past, it’s important to know and follow fire safety best practices!

Essential Fire Safety Tips

1. Make sure your employees know how to use a fire extinguisher. In an ideal world, your business would never have a fire, but since the possibility exists, you should know how to mitigate the damages in case it does. If your employees know how to properly extinguish a fire (and know which extinguisher to use), you can dampen the impact a potential fire can have on your operations. If they don’t already have this training, consider recruiting your local fire department to offer a demonstration!

2. Ensure all heaters are kept away from flammable objects. It’s hard to make everyone comfortable, so if an employee feels cold, they may bring a personal heater. While heaters are great for warmth, they’re also a fire risk if they’re placed near flammable objects or are left unattended. It’s recommended that heat sources are kept at least 3 feet away from flammable materials!

3. Install a sprinkler system. If you don’t already have one, a sprinkler system is a great investment. It can suppress or fully extinguish an out-of-control fire, which helps you keep damages to a minimum. In fact, maintained systems are 95% effective!

Contact Your Local Cleanup and Restoration Company

Your building or office space is an important investment, and it should be protected at all costs. It’s not possible to prevent every kind of fire, but it is possible to be prepared and to know how to react. If you have a fire and need our fire restoration services, know that SERVPRO of Iredell County is always here to help!

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