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Commercial Fire Restoration in College Park/Hyattsville and District Heights/Landover

8/5/2021 (Permalink)

Commercial fires in the College Park/Hyattsville and District Heights/Landover area can be critical. A fire can quickly spread and impact your equipment, property, hours of operation and can even put your team at risk. Additional damage from water and mold can occur after a fire. Good planning can help ensure that a fire does not happen. Read on to learn more about the top causes of commercial fires and how to prevent such fires.

Cooking incidents

Cooking incidents are the top cause of cooking fires. Flammable materials and high cooking temperatures together can be dangerous if not used properly. All businesses can suffer from cooking fires. However, restaurants are more likely to experience a cooking fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking equipment was the leading cause of fires in all health care facilities.

Lighting/Electrical Issues

Worn-out electrical cords and faulty wiring are also causes of commercial fires. Many electrical or lighting problems can develop from old defective wiring, overloaded circuits, faulty fuses, and many other electrical issues. 


Cigarettes that are not extinguished and disposed of properly cause smoking and can lead to a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association, smoking materials account for 9% of fires in commercial buildings.

Heating Equipment

In our area during the winter season, we use heating equipment more frequently than in other states. Furnaces, radiators, and boilers can overheat and result in a fire. In addition, improperly installing equipment can prove to be hazardous and cause a fire. It is important to have heating equipment installed by trusted professionals. Having the heating equipment maintained regularly and checking if it is in good working condition can also prevent a fire.

Fire Alarms and Smoke Detectors

It is important to follow fire regulations for all commercial buildings. Fire alarms and smoke detectors are vital components of an early warning system. Review our fire safety tips to ensure everyone understands how to minimize the risk for commercial fires.

Quick Response Around College Park / Hyattsville / District Heights / Landover

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