Preventing a Fire at Your Business | SERVPRO of Downtown Downtown Las Vegas
Life can get pretty busy as a business owner in Downtown Las Vegas! Since it seems like the city never sleeps, it can be easy to get caught up in the tasks and jobs you need to do to keep your restaurant or establishment running without taking extra precautions to prevent disaster.
However, all it takes is one simple accident to lead to a serious situation. Fires are a common threat to business owners, and they can cause significant damage in a short amount of time. By taking these daily precautions, you can reduce your risk and stay open for business.
Keep It Clean
We are sure that you have a proper opening and closing cleaning checklist that your staff follow, but be sure they are wiping down your equipment thoroughly after each day. Grease can quickly build up on the edges of fryers, cooktops and hoods, leading to a serious situation. In addition, you should have your hoods and ducts cleaned professionally to ensure that any buildup is removed and your exhaust can exit in a safe manner.
You should also be smart about the positioning of your cooking equipment! Try to keep your fryers at least a foot away from any flame–producing equipment, as a single spark could ignite the hot oil and start a massive fire. Every commercial kitchen needs to have a fire extinguisher, so ensure your staff knows where it is and how to use it.
Plan to React
While you can do your best to prevent a fire from occurring, it might not always be possible. In these cases, you need to have a backup plan in place that will quickly snuff out any flames. A working sprinkler system can snuff out a fire in seconds and can easily be installed throughout your place of business.
There are also fire-suppression systems on the market that are really helpful back in the kitchen where grease and oil are being used often. These systems work similarly to a sprinkler system, but chemicals are sprayed out of them instead of water. These chemicals are designed to stop tricky fires like grease fires from spreading.
What to Do After a Fire
Even if you take all the precautions and set up everything so you can react quickly, fires are naturally unpredictable. As soon as the flames are out, pick up the phone and call SERVPRO® of Downtown Las Vegas! We are trained in large loss recovery and commercial property damage and we can work alongside you to ensure a fast recovery.
We know that every minute you are closed can be detrimental to your business, so we focus our efforts on quick and efficient work. When we are through, you would never know your business suffered such an intense disaster!
Are you dealing with fire damage to your commercial property? SERVPRO of Downtown Las Vegas can help.