What Causes Fires in a Commercial Building
Fire safety is a serious matter. It requires you to ensure that your office environment and commercial building is well prepared. Even a tiny spark can go on to destroy a building, its contents, and worse, hurt those who may be inside.
Once the fire starts spreading, it will become difficult for you to control if you did not take the right fire safety precautions earlier. Today, modern fire fighting methods have helped to curb the consequences of a raging fire. But that should not make you complacent.
WHAT CAUSES FIRE IN A COMMERCIAL BUILDING?
There are many reasons why fire can break inside a commercial building. Let’s talk about some of the most common causes of fire.
1. HEATING EQUIPMENT
Commercial buildings have furnaces, radiators and boilers that can often lead to situations where the building becomes overheated. This can cause fire, mostly in industrial properties.
We have seen many cases where the fire was the result of careless smoking or not disposing of the smoking materials properly. We will talk about this more later.
If your commercial building has a pantry or a kitchen, there can be chances where flammable materials like oil and grease can catch fire.
Arson is a fire that has been intentionally started by a person, often, but not always, using highly flammable substances. These deliberate fires can cause harm to the people inside the building or to the building itself. A good security system is the best safeguard against arsonists.
5. ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT
If you have installed low-quality electrical equipment that has become overloaded, you definitely stand a high chance of fire breaking out in your building.