Businesses are people’s livelihoods. Here at Judd Fire Protection, we understand that your business means the world to you. We install fire protection systems so that your company can survive if a fire were to occur. There isn’t one business that doesn’t benefit from a fire alarm system. For this reason, it’s a fire safety violation if commercial properties do not have this in place. Fire alarm systems keep businesses from going up in flames, and most importantly, they save lives. Unfortunately, some commercial properties are more fire-prone than others. It depends on the type of equipment that employees use at that establishment. If your business applies, you should make sure that you hire professionals like us with expertise in regulations and codes. We can also inspect and maintain your systems. Here are three fire-prone businesses.
Restaurants are fire-prone because of all the fire-hazardous equipment used in the kitchen, such as fryers, stoves, ovens, and other appliances. Between 2010-2014, the NFPA reported that cooking equipment makes up 61% of the fires in eating establishments. If you’re a restaurant owner, reach out to us to ensure your fire alarm system is working and up-to-date.
Kitchen appliances also affect healthcare facilities. Kitchen appliances are the leading cause of fire in healthcare facilities. Surprisingly, more fires caused by kitchen equipment happen in healthcare facilities than in restaurants (65%!). Because hospitals are so crucial to communities, laws, regulations, and codes change every few years. As these codes change, you can count on us to keep installing and maintaining systems that will keep you and your healthcare facility workers safe.
Auto Repair Shops
Auto maintenance facilities are fire-prone without a doubt. Mechanics work around a lot of potentially hazardous machinery if not used properly. Also, because oil is extremely flammable, it’s best always to use safe practices within an auto shop. An updated fire protection system is sure to keep you and your mechanics safe.
Is your business not as fireproof as it should be? Reach out to us today to inspect your building to ensure that it’s in its best shape. When you fireproof your business, it shows that you care about your business and your employees.
Residential and Commercial Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.