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Preventing Commercial Losses

8/17/2020 (Permalink)

According to State Farm’s Guide to Assisting Small Business Owners In Reducing Loss, here are a few ways that you can prevent Commercial Losses.

Fire Prevention

-Ensure smoke detectors are installed according to manufacturer’s guidelines.

-Test smoke detector batteries monthly.

-Store flammable liquids in their original container.

-Allow ventilation when using flammable liquids to reduce risk of fire injury or illness from vapors.

-Get sprinkler systems professional inspected annually at minimum.

-Be sure that your business has the right type, size, and number of fire extinguishers by calling your nearest fire department to assure you have the protection you need.

-Ensure that your employees are trained to locate and use your fire extinguishers.

Water Damage Prevention

-Replace any leaking or old appliance or equipment that uses water to avoid major water damage, like water heaters, air conditioners, ice makers, or washers.

-Replace any ruptured water supply lines, frozen pipes, or clogged drains.

-Ensure roofing is not deteriorated or damaged to decreased possibility of water entering the facility and causing damage to the interior.

-Have flat roofing inspected for pooling water or issues with the surface of the roof.

-Insulate exposed pipes to avoid water damage and freezing pipes.

-Avoid putting solids or grease down your drain.

-Install a water leak detection system to alert you when there are potential water leaks in the building.

Read more from the article here: https://static1.st8fm.com/en_US/content_pages/1/pdf/us/Loss%20Control%20for%20Business.pdf

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