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What do you do after a business fire?
1. Contact your insurance company so they can inspect the damages and file a claim.
2. Contact a fire restoration provider, such as Fire & Hail Restoration.
We offer restoration of the damage, assistance in filing claims, cleaning the building’s contents and pack-out services that will return your business assets to their original condition.
3. Protect yourself from smoke.
Smoke odors are extremely dangerous and will cause further damage to building materials and contents.
4. Assess and document the damage, if possible.
It is important to document all evidence for insurance purposes. Document valuables such as computers, machines, phones, building materials and important documents.
5. Protect equipment and supplies.
When it is safe to re-enter the building salvage as many belongings as possible.
Does commercial property insurance cover fire?
Read your policy carefully. Ask your agent if you're concerned that a specific kind of risk may not be covered. They can often help you find ways to increase your coverage. The experts at Fire & Hail Restoration can assist you in working with your insurance provider to find out exactly what is covered in your policy.
What is a commercial fire policy?
Commercial fire insurance helps protect you from the following:
Wind or Hail
Riot or Civil Commotion
Damage by Aircraft
Damage by Vehicles
You can also add the following options to your coverage:
Weight of Snow, Ice, and Sleet
You can also choose to add replacement cost to your policy. This will ensure that your insurance covers the cost of your property without depreciated deductions. If you do not have a replacement cost added to your policy, the insurance company will only pay on the depreciated value of your property.
What are the causes of fire in buildings?
This is one of the most common causes of commercial fires. In the commercial arena, we tend to associate cooking fires with restaurants, but the problem extends to office kitchens as well.
When it comes to electrical fires, these can be caused by both user error and electrical system malfunctions. Issues may include: frayed power cords, misused extension cords and overloaded and daisy-chained surge protectors. When it comes to a system malfunction, the biggest problems are faulty wiring.
Fires caused by heating are similar to those caused by electrical. The most common form of user error is the misuse of space heaters. As for system malfunctions, fires often occur due to dust buildup and ventilation blockage.
Arson is much more common than one might think. Although it most often occurs at abandoned buildings, arson fires that occur at occupied buildings can be devastating.
Most commercial buildings have combustible materials on hand. The danger with these materials comes when they’re stored improperly, and this is a common occurrence because the materials are often being managed by people who aren’t trained in proper use.
What not to do when there is a fire?
Do not re-enter the building to fight the fire; leave that to the fire department.
How can you prevent a fire in a building?
Keep complete control of all smoking materials and open flames
Have accessible equipment for fire protection (ie fire extinguishers & control panels)
Safely store all flammable & combustible liquids
Correctly use electrical equipment
Establish an emergency plan
Have a designated smoking area
On a regular basis perform general housekeeping tasks to keep areas free from dust and other flamible contaminents
Buy fire resistant furniture, decor, and interior finishes
Maintain commercial kitchen exhaust systems
Control special hazards
Adhere to OSHA standards
What do you do in case of a fire in a building?
Notify occupants and help those needing assistance in the immediate area.
Confine the fire by closing doors as you exit.
Find the nearest pull station and activate the fire alarm
Leave the building at the nearest exit and call 911.
Never, under any circumstance, go back into the building until authorized to do so by emergency personnel.
What are the three major causes of fires in office buildings?
- Electrical Fires
- Heating (IE misuse of space heaters)
- Combustibles (IE improperly stored combustible materials)
Can a steel building collapse from fire?
In general steel buildings have a high resistance to fire, but it is not completely immune to a building collapse. Depending on the different types of alloy Used, metal can withstand up to 2500 degrees(F), but the metal itself can start to become soft at 1,000 Degrees.
How hot are building fires?
The heat generated in a property fire is more dangerous than the flames. Room temperatures can be 100 degrees at ground level but it's important to remember heat rises.
At levels near or above your head, it might be close to 600 degrees, hotter than the highest setting on most residential ovens. Temperatures near the ceiling may reach 1,500 degrees. At that temperature, your clothes can melt to your skin and breathing in this hot air can sear your lungs.
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