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Cold-Weather Fire Risks Your Business Should Be Aware Of

12/5/2023 (Permalink)

Heating, sweaters, and cheery decor are all integral parts of the winter season. It is essential to keep warm during the colder months, and who doesn't enjoy lovely holiday decorations? Unfortunately, these elements of winter lifestyles can pose a fire threat to your business if not maintained properly. Keep reading for more information!

Commercial Fire Damage Risks For Winter

  • Space Heaters: Space heaters can quickly warm up a room, but they should be used with caution. Never leave one unattended, and do not plug anything else into the same outlet as the heater. Make sure it is on a flat surface and keep flammable materials far away.
  • Cooking: Cooking fires are incredibly common in homes, and businesses also face similar risks, particularly ones with office kitchens. It is important not to neglect any devices that are in use in an office, and also continuously check coffee makers, microwaves, and other gadgets for broken wiring.
  • Electrical Fires: Defective extension cords, faulty wiring, or overused power sockets are all common culprits of office fires. It is essential to make sure that your office electronics are in peak condition to avoid any sort of overheating or sparks.If you are putting up holiday lights, be sure you are not overwhelming the power sockets in your area.
  • Flammable Materials: Cardboard boxes, stacks of paper and clutter can pose fire risks. It is wise to keep a tidy office area and store flammable materials in safe, orderly areas. Do your cleaning needs go beyond what a janitorial staff can handle? Contact SERVPRO of Belle Meade/West Nashville for professional cleaning services!

Commercial Fire Damage Restoration

Fire damage can be tough to handle. That’s why SERVPRO is just a call away for restoration aid. Here is a breakdown of our fire damage restoration process:

  • Water Removal: Water used to put out fires by fire fighters or sprinkler systems can cause secondary damage if not dried quickly. We begin our restoration process by assessing the damage and drying the affected area using vacuums, dehumidifiers and air movers. 
  • Smoke and Soot Cleaning: Inhaling smoke and soot is dangerous for your health, so all traces must be eliminated to ensure your business is safe to operate again. We use specialized equipment to remove smoke and soot from ceilings, walls, and other surfaces. 
  • Odor Removal: The smell of smoke can permeate buildings after a fire, leaving an unpleasant reminder of every time you walk through the door if not addressed. SERVPRO has the technology to not mask odors but extract them at the source, eliminating them completely.
  • Fire Damage Restoration: After a fire, all you want is for your business to look and operate as normal. At SERVPRO, we operate on a restore vs. replace approach to get you up and running as smoothly and cost effectively as possible. Trust that no commercial building or disaster is too big for SERVPRO to handle. 

Our SERVPRO Belle Meade/West Nashville team can be reached at (615) 242-9391 or via our website for all of your commercial fire damage needs. With 2,170 franchises available to access all over the country, no commercial job is too large for us to handle. SERVPRO. Like it never even happened.

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