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Yearly Fire Inspection to Reduce the Need for Fire Damage Restoration!

It’s that time of year again for your Baltimore County, MD, business to undergo its yearly fire inspection. While this year has been challenging with Covid-19, and your business hasn’t been open as much as normally, the yearly fire inspection is still critical. Every year, your local fire department should inspect your business for fire mitigation tools and fire hazards. The local fire codes dictate exactly what your business needs to maintain fire safety and pass inspection. Do you know how to prepare your business for your fire inspection and prevent fire damage?


What fire equipment should you have installed? Each type of business and area of the county or city have codes to follow for fire safety and awareness. Businesses such as restaurants have different standards than pet supply stores because of the equipment used for operation. From these codes, you can find the specific fire alarms and fire protection tools your business needs. Do your alarms need to have lights and sounds? Does your restaurant kitchen require a sprinkler system? These are the questions the fire inspector is going to ask and expect you to know the answers.


A big part of the inspection is making sure your equipment is easily accessible. In the event of a fire, your response time needs to be as short as possible. To ensure that everyone and the building remain safe, it’s important to not only know where the fire prevention equipment is, but that it’s easily accessible. Everyone in your business should know where to find the equipment and how to safely exit the building. Even the smallest delay in response to a fire can result in significant consequences.


Make sure everyone knows what to do in the event of a fire and how to use the tools. All the employees at your Baltimore County, MD, business need to know how to use each of the fire prevention tools. Not knowing how to use the tools is the same as not having the tools to begin with, so it’s important that a fire safety training is available and can be shared with the fire inspector. Running a fire drill a couple times of year will help your employees know exactly what to do if a fire strikes. Signage for the location of the fire tools and for the external employee meeting place are essential to ensure everyone knows everything they need to keep your building and employees safe.


Sometimes, even though you passed the fire inspection and have done all the groundwork to ensure your building and employees are safe, a fire still causes damage. For those in the Baltimore County, MD, area, ServiceMaster of Bel Air is here to help with fire damage restoration. Our technicians undergo rigorous training to ensure they know exactly which tools and techniques are needed during the fire damage restoration process to get your business up and running as quickly as possible.


Give ServiceMaster of Bel Air a call at (800) 570-4206 today for all your fire damage restoration needs in Baltimore County, MD.