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Reduce Fire Risks in Your Business

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Fire starting in office building Proper cleaning can reduce the risks of fires starting in your building.

Office across the country are all exposed to multiple fire risks. In fact, every year in the US 17,000 office and stores have fires that result in $800 million in damages. A fire could not only hurt people but also business. The process of removing smoke or fire damage could keep business close, and this means not operating. Depending on how large the fire is if you are not prepared the likelihood of recovering can lower. Educating employees on common fire risks and ensuring they follow protocol can help minimize fires. SERVPRO of East Dallas is happy to provide some information on what we believe are some of the most fire starters.

Damaged Power Cords

Offices are usually filled with potential fire causes such as electric equipment. This can cause electrical shock which can result in a spark or fire starting. To avoid this from happening, check on your electrical panels regularly and make sure no wires are corroded. 


If your office is not regularly being cleaned, dust is accumulating. Whenever dust starts to accumulate it could stick to surfaces and be a potential fire starter. Items that heat up such as computers, microwaves, and wires should always be kept dust-free.

Combustible Materials

Offices often have many papers, boxes, furnishing, and packaging lying around. All of these items can cause a fire to spread quicker than normal. Although many items are important to the daily functions of the office, try to keep it as tidy and minimal as possible. Fireproof furniture and desks should also be considered for the purposes of limiting what gets damaged and how fast the fire spreads.


Most offices have one computer per employee. Depending on how many employees you have, those can all be fire hazards. Employees should ensure they are not letting their computers overheat, or leaving laptops on materials that can catch fire if the laptop heats up too much. All employees should shut down their computers daily, and especially on the weekend.

After learning of all the fire hazards present in offices, it is important to have a plan. SERVPRO of East Dallas t offers an Emergency Ready Plan which allows for us to start mitigation sooner to get you back into your building quicker. Call us today to get one!

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