Commercial and residential buildings need to have fire protection systems in place. In order to ensure that these systems are operating optimally, routine inspections, maintenance, and repairs are necessary. When these systems are not well-maintained or working effectively, it may be necessary to have the existing fire alarms and sprinklers replaced.
Some Situations That Cause Fires
Medical facility fires are caused by a variety of circumstances, such as confined cooking fires. These types of fires accounted for 55% of the fires that occurred within these facilities. In terms of non-confined hospital fires, electrical malfunctions have caused fires. Between 2004 and 2006, for example, 19% of the fires that occurred were due to some type of electrical malfunction. A significant percentage of dry and/or wet chemical system failures were caused by a lack of maintenance between 2006 to 2010. This amounted to 44% of these system failures.