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Common Causes of Kingsport Commerical Fire Damage

5/25/2016 (Permalink)

When you're dealing with a commercial fire in Kingsport, SERVPRO of Kingsport/Bristol can respond and restore your home "Like it never even happened."

Common Causes of Commerical Fire Damage in Kingsport

In the United States, commercial fires are fairly common, meaning if you are a business owner in Kingsport, you might, unfortunately, experience commercial fire damage in Kingsport one day. The United States averages about eight thousand commercial fire occurrences every year. The nation sees around eighteen thousand injuries and three thousand fatalities with these annual fires, plus ten billion dollars or more in damages. Some of these commercial fires are out of anyone’s control, but a whopping eight five percent of commercial fires occur because of intent or error by someone. Therefore, it is always helpful for all who own or work in a commercial building to understand what the common causes of commercial fires are and how they can help to prevent them. 

Commercial Fires Common Causes 

The Kitchen  

Kitchen fires are usually associated with just residential fires, but they are the most common cause of any fire throughout the whole nation. Kingsport commercial fires which happen because of cooking are usually worker caused by the employee making food away from areas designated as kitchen areas. 


People usually think that electrical fires are caused by electrician error, but this is not the case at all. Commercial fires in Kingsport are created because of a system which is overloaded or a building contractor who has not followed electrical coding. 

Boilers and Heaters 

This type of commercial fire occurs when heaters, boilers, and furnaces have not been properly cared for and lack the regular maintenance they should have. These fires also occur when the building is using these areas for storage. 


Even though smoking is not a leading cause of fires in the nation anymore, it still poses a threat. Commercial fires from smoking usually start in areas which have been designated for smoking or when the staff tries to sneak a smoke break inside the building somewhere. 


Even though many times these fires happen in buildings which are left unused or are abandoned, they still will cause damage which is serious and will cost the owners of the building a large sum of money. 


A lot of commercial fires start because workers and staff use storage methods which are improper. These methods generally place materials which are flammable in contact with a heating source, making the perfect setup for a fire to start. 

No matter the cause, Kingsport commercial fire damage can be quite devastating and costly to your business. To prevent any further damage, you will want to contact a professional company, such as SERVPRO, right away, so we can assess your damage and do the remediation you need to get your company back up and running as soon as possible. 

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

Contact us, SERVPRO of Kingsport/Bristol by dialing (423) 245-5552 any time of the day or night, and we will come to your property as soon as possible, so we get things back to normal for you. 

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