Commercial Fire Alarm Services in Houston, TX and Surrounding Areas

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Renovations are a part of life for a commercial building. Whether they're renovations due to tenant changes or upgrades in an aging building, many facilities undergo renovations that coincide with the changing needs of the facilities. This became more of the norm as the economic environment stunted growth in new construction in recent years. Repurposing buildings or adding on became a viable option when investments were scarce. But where there is construction in an existing building, there is risk of fire.

We've noticed an increasing number of reports of fires in commercial buildings undergoing renovations. Just a simple internet search will show at least a dozen fires in the U.S. over the last few months. These buildings range from commercial office buildings to apartment buildings. From an electrical problem to a spark caused by construction equipment, these fires have caused millions of dollars in damage. Fortunately, in most cases the buildings are less likely to be occupied due to the fact that they are being renovated. Unfortunately, it’s a topic that doesn’t seem to get much attention. What are the causes for these fires?

According to an old study by NFPA, the leading causes of fires in buildings under construction were incendiary or suspicious (39.5%); open flame, embers or torches (20.8%); and heating equipment (9.7%). One could surmise that vandalism and insurance fraud are probably root causes for suspicious fires. Nevertheless, fires started by any reason are devastating to the building and dangerous to firefighters who risk their lives.

What do you think can be done to prevent these fires during times of renovation? Give Fire Alarm Houston a call at
832-626-7837 for FREE Estimate before you undergo the renovation.