Preventing Commercial Fires

As Ben Franklin once pronounced, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Here at Carolina Burglar & Fire Alarm, we heartily agree. This advice—readily applicable to innumerable topics—should certainly be heeded in the case of fires. Below are some simple steps that you can take to mitigate the risk of a fire destroying your valuable property and business.

 

Check

Surge Protectors, Electrical Cords, and Power Strips—how many devices are plugged into the strips? Too many devices plugged into one strip can cause a fire. Are any of the power cords fraying or damaged? If so, unplug and replace them without delay. 

Space around Heat-Producing Equipment—make sure that there is plenty of space around equipment that tends to get hot, such as hot plates, coffeemakers, microwaves, copy machines, and heaters. Ensure that flammable 

 

Say “No” to

Space Heaters—these are a fire hazard and especially should not be used in an office environment where they will be in close proximity with many power cords and may be left on over the weekend by forgetful employees; advise your employees to bring extra sweaters or a cozy blanket instead. If you must use them, have the last person out of the building each day check to ensure all heaters are turned off or unplugged.

Leaving While Microwave or Portable Burner is in Use—mandate that your employees remain next to any microwave, hot plate, or portable burner that is on. Small microwave fires can lead to burnt rooms or buildings.  

Candles—candles can produce a lovely atmosphere and scent, but the risk of a fire occurring from a forgotten, burning candle is too high. For mood lighting, get a few desk or floor lamps, and for a pleasant fragrance, add flowering plants or hang dried lavender. 

 

Say “Yes” to

Fire Alarm System—a reliable alarm system will alert you, your employees, and emergency personnel rapidly so that damage can be minimized. 

Increased Security Measuresarson is the largest cause of fires in office buildings. Install a dependable security system, lock your doors after business hours, and prevent unauthorized persons from entering the building or office.

Emergency Plan—create a contingency plan in the event of a fire. Inform your employees of all possible exits and conduct a fire drill at least once or twice per year. 

 

If you are located in Greenville, Spartanburg, contact us today at Carolina Burglar & Fire Alarm to set up a fire alarm system with monitoring for your commercial property.

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Testimonials

We have had Carolina for many years. We have NEVER had ANY problems!! Their equipment is so good they had to come to us to say it’s time for new!!! Great people great service!!! I recommend them to all my friends.

T. Standridge

AMEN I have never had to talk to a recording. BEST OF SERVICE

LaDon Hix

I have been a customer of Carolina for over 30 years! Never had a problem or complaint. The service guys are the best! Scott and Walt are the only two I know! They were always professional and friendly! They always prompt when you have a problem!

Pat Stevens Hoover

Great company to work with! As a business owner who uses their security systems at multiple locations, I can say that their installs are professional, clean and well done. In addition, service after the sale is impeccable. They go above and beyond to ensure the customer has a great experience and help with any issues or questions which may arise. Highly recommended.

Heather Frechette
Co- Owner of: The 05, On The Roxx, and Encore Gastrolounge

Thank you for saving us a lot of money at Crepe du Jour. We all greatly appreciate you guys!

Anthony Wayne
Co- Owner of Crepe Du Jour

Best in the business, very professional and you can count on them. Highly recommended!

Kevin Kennedy

I had a break-in scare when I was home alone and my fiancé was out of town. I was terrified to be at home alone without a security system. Carolina Burglar & Fire Alarm took my phone call and installed my system as fast as they could. I feel safe in my own home now.

Anna L.

The guys who installed our burglar alarm system went out of their way to make us happy.
I needed to leave after they got started, and I felt completely comfortable leaving them there to finish the installation.

Eli Roland

The technicians who installed my burglar alarm system were very professional, polite, and helpful when showing me how to work the system.
Also, when you call their office, you actually get to talk to a real person. When I called for a service call, they sent a service technician out that day

N. Shirley

Christina, I really like the upgrade to our security system so that we could get rid of our landline! Please forward me contract and I would like to stop by your office for another yard sign.

K. Stevenson

Professional Security Service company for home and business protection.

Vedard

These guys are great to work with!! Our dog boarding, daycare and training facility has several more layers of added protection and for that I am thankful!!

Donna Wrabiutza

FYI – The techs did a great job!

Jason I.

Hello, I am especially thankful for my security system. Several weeks ago I had an attempted break in. The burglar alarm actioned the moment the entry was made. I grabbed my pistol and ran down the hall. The burglar was long gone. Your response was immediate and I advised your monitoring station that I had everything under control. Thank you sincerely.

Wilma R.

Julian Stoudemire called and bragged on the guys that installed his camera system. Said they did a wonderful job and he loves the camera system. Said that it made him feel safe.

Julian S.

I’m calling to let you all know how happy I am with the upgrade we added to our current security system. James was the technician who upgraded my burglar alarm; he was so kind and professional. I just had to call and tell you what a great job he did.

Joann H

I am just calling to praise y’all on a job well done. The technician who installed my security system went above and beyond.

Dr. and Mrs. White

I just wanted to call and say what a great job Walt and Scott did for me. They were prompt and provided excellent service!! Job well done guys.

Ellen S.

I am just calling to let you know how pleased I was with my security system installation. Brandon and Billy were very professional and cordial. I am very happy with your security system and services.

L. Dodson

We just wanted to call and let you know Scott did such a great job!!

Sonny’s Food Store

I just wanted to call and let you know your technicians, Billy and Brandon, did such a good job on our installation. They were very professional and helpful.

D. Stroup

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