HVAC and Electrical Fires in Commercial Buildings
HVAC System Malfunction
Roughly 9% of fires happen when an HVAC system malfunctions. This includes central heating systems, as well as water heaters, space heaters, and other appliances.
Heating systems should be regularly inspected, especially during winter when they are used most heavily. And always ensure flammable materials are kept well away from heat sources. Areas where the main HVAC system is housed, as well as any water heaters or storage rooms, should be outfitted with smoke alarms.
About 7% of fires are linked to an electrical system malfunction, often due to problems with wiring in the building. These fires are more likely to occur in older buildings with questionable wiring. Make sure your building is regularly inspected.
If your Minneapolis area building has suffered fire damage, you can trust the certified technicians at SERVPRO of Bloomington / Richfield to restore the fire and smoke damage. We will work with your insurance every step of the way and make the process smooth and quick for your business.
Source: Smoke Guard Online