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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Common Causes of Hotel Fires

12/2/2020 (Permalink)

As an investor in hospitality, a hotel fire must be one of your biggest fears. Guests run the risk of losing their lives if a fire breaks out at night, and you stand to lose a lot of money in missed business. For these reasons, you need to know how to prevent a fire at all costs.
Common causes of hotel fires in Gainesville, GA include:

  • Kitchen fire
  • Laundry equipment failure
  • Electrical malfunction
  • Careless smoking

Do Regular Assessments
The first step to fire prevention is identifying things that could cause a fire in the building. That includes doing regular maintenance on electrical fixtures, replacing any frayed wires in kitchen appliances and testing smoke detectors. Keep a clean record of every fire safety precaution so you can know what remains in the to-do list.

Appoint a Fire Warden
Having a fire warden with basic firefighting skills can save lives and property in the event of a hotel fire. This individual is responsible for formulating the fire escape routes and identifying the meeting point. He must also make sure every guest and staff member get to the meeting point in the event of a fire. However, you might need several wardens depending on the size of the resort.

Install Fire Alarms
Installing fire alarms in your hotel is a legal requirement, but you should also check the systems at least once a month and test manual call points every week. The detectors should include flashing lights to alert people with hearing impairment, and they should also be loud enough to wake sleeping guests. The recommended volume is 75db for alarms near the bed head.

Although insurance might cover fire restoration costs, getting back to regular business can be an uphill task. Nobody wants to sleep in a hotel that is associated with a fire. So, take these precautions seriously to secure your business.

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