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The Fire Damage Risks of Mechanic Shops in Pensacola

1/2/2018 (Permalink)

Commercial The Fire Damage Risks of Mechanic Shops in Pensacola Pensacola Shops When Kept Clean Provide Less Chances of Fire and Smoke Damage

Pensacola Auto Repair Shops and Tips to Prevent Fires

Even if your mechanic shop in Pensacola is well maintained, fire damage may still cause significant damage to it from accidents both avoidable and unavoidable. Having a good insurance policy is essential if you hope to safeguard your business against potential disaster, and should be relatively inexpensive on a monthly or yearly basis. While the best strategy to defend your business against fire damage is often prevention, specific factors make mechanic shops innately risky in the face of a fire.
 
Flammable Fluids
Between gasoline, motor oil, lubricants, and any other oil-based products, most mechanic shops in Pensacola are at risk for fire damage through flammable liquids and materials stocked and used in day-to-day operations. Almost all petroleum products are susceptible to flame, and some may even be sensitive enough to catch fire under intense sunlight. To mitigate this effect as best as possible, be sure to contain all flammable materials and chemicals as best as possible and whenever they are not in use, and to clean your workspace regularly.
 
Plenty of Sparks
While small sparks and metal shavings are rarely dangerous on their own, they can become a significant hazard when coupled with the aforementioned flammable materials. Always keep anything flammable away from your working space whenever sparks may fly, and keep track of where they are going.
 
Customer Vehicles
When working with a customer vehicle, you might never know what to expect inside. SERVPRO technicians have seen some strange and hazardous sights over their years of experience, and you probably have as well. Some customer vehicles may present a direct or indirect fire hazard to your business and should be treated with due care and caution when any suspicious situations arise. Be sure to keep a fire extinguisher on hand so that any fires within the vehicle do not get a chance to spread elsewhere.
 
SERVPRO of West Pensacola is a local expert provider of fire damage mitigation and restoration services to local businesses. For our help in repairing your establishment after a fire, call us at (850) 469-1160.

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