Every part of your commercial facility is full of electrical wires. From the machines transporting your products to the lights lighting up the emergency exit lights, every part of your facility is covered with invisible wires. But with each wire, there is a potential for sparks and fire. It is estimated that electrical malfunctions caused 8.1 percent of all commercial fires from 2005 to 2014. Many of these electrical fires were caused by faulty wiring and damaged heat sources. But that doesn’t mean you have to be caught unaware by an electrical fire. There are some signs of a fire you should be watchful of. So, what should you look out for? Read on to find out.
When was the last time you had your facility’s wiring replace? Old or defective wiring is a major source of electrical fires. While all wiring has the potential to break down, wiring that is exposed to the environment or corrosive substances can break down the wiring in your facility. Wiring that is also in an insulated sheath can also lead to fire if it isn’t replaced.
Fuses and Circuits
Fuses and circuits are also a concern for business owners. If you notice your fuses blowing or circuits tripping, these are a sign your outlets and circuits are overloaded. These blown fuses or tripped circuits can cause overheating and an electrical fire.
Heat and Smells
If you notice your outlets feeling hot, it could be a sign they are overloaded in one particular location. This could cause an electrical fire in your facility. Your outlets could be running too many electronics at once. If your outlet emits a burning smell or hot when you touch it, your electrical outlet is a danger to your facility.
The Signs of Electrical Fires with Fireline
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep commercial kitchens safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep your business safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems as well to help keep commercial fires controlled should they break out. Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which air sampling smoke detection system is best for your business. We will also help install and maintain the system for your commercial building.