Thousands of fires take place every day during the summer. In fact, with all the air conditioners running, high temperatures and stresses on electrical systems, it is one of the most dangerous seasons for fire. That is why, this summer, you should take some extra precautions to help keep your building occupants safe. The hottest time of year for Ohio is just around the corner and as experts in office fire protection systems for Columbus and all of Ohio, we’d like to talk to you more about proper office fire safety and what you can do to better protect it.
Cooling System Safety
HVAC systems and fans are the major culprits when it comes to summer fire hazards. Make sure fans aren’t running constantly and that their cords aren’t damaged. How old are the fans? It might be time to consider new, safer and more efficient fans. Also, clean out any exhaust fans regularly and clear debris out of the vents. Avoid running fans consistently for long periods of time.
How is your air conditioning running? Dust can settle over the motor and other electrical components and cause faults, which can create fires. Running multiple cooling units together consistently and for long periods of time can also result in overloading and overheating, which presents an opportunity for fires to start.
Fire Protection System Inspection
Have you had your office fire protection system inspected lately? How old is the system? You should have fire alarms and fire suppression systems professionally serviced in the form of annual inspections. It is important to have your office fire protection systems checked once a year by a professional fire detection and alarm company such as Hard Fire. These preventative measures are essential in ensuring your system can handle whatever summer throws at it.
Other Summer Considerations
Fire risk is heightened by high temperatures. It is important to store flammables such as gas cylinders upright and never indoors. Do you keep items such as lawnmowers on your campus? Remember to regularly remove debris from cutting units and engines. And, never refuel a mower when it’s overheated.
How about a grill? Keep it away from your facility and any overhanging branches and always keep it clean.
Whatever special considerations your office needs this summer, Hard Fire can customize office fire protection systems to match. Do you have large servers or similar sensitive technical equipment? We can create a system tailored to monitor and keep your equipment safe.
Give us a call and a service representative will meet with you, tour your facility, and develop office fire protection systems and a service agreement to ensure your life safety systems are tested, inspected, and maintained to keep them operating at peak performance all season.
Are you interested in learning more about office fire protection systems in Columbus and the surrounding areas? Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us.