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Fire Safety Tips For Your Commercial Property This Winter

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With winter in full swing, more heat sources are posing a problem to your commercial building. The risk of fire increases, and you have to take special measures to ensure your property is protected. The good news is by following a few easy tips, you can protect your commercial property against fire.

Be Careful About Overloading Electrical Sockets

Even commercial buildings tend to have more electricity usage in the winter. Whether your employees have decorated for the holidays, everyone has brought in electric heaters, or for any other reason, you need to be careful not to overload the electrical sockets. Electrical fires often burn for a while before anyone notices because they are behind the scenes inside the walls. These types of fires can cause severe damage to your commercial building, but especially to the electronics that are all connected through the wiring.

Keep Candles Out of the Workplace

People often light candles during winter to add to the ambiance of the season. There are scented candles as well that some of your employees might want to have at their desks. You should make a rule stating no open flames in the workplace. There are many safer alternatives, like a candle warmer or flameless candle, that you can suggest. Anyone could knock over a candle, which could light a stack of paperwork on fire in a split second. 

Test Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors

Make sure your commercial carbon monoxide and smoke detectors are working. These devices should be tested every six months. This is also a great time to switch out the batteries for those devices that are battery-powered. If the power goes out, you should always have a generator hooked up to the breaker that runs your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.

Maintain Your Sprinkler Alarm System

At Castle Sprinkler & Alarm, we know how important it is to practice safety in the workplace. To learn more about our services or help to get a sprinkler system installed or maintained, call 301-517-7349 or send us an email today.