Commercial Jobs in Southeastern Minnesota
What is the difference between commercial and residential buildings?
A commercial building is considered to be a place where business is conducted OR there is more than one place of residence.
A residential building is considered one, single dwelling.
Commercial buildings are considererd: churches, schools, hospitals, hotels, warehouses, stores, office buildings, airports, restaurants, senior living facilities and more!
As a commercial business owner, you understand the most important asset you have is the building! SERVPRO of Rochester recommends since the building is literally everything, that you take some precautionary steps to help lessen your chances of incurring a water or fire damage.
Here are some interesting statistics on the cause of fires in commercial buildings from Koorsen Fire & Security website.
- 57% of restaurant fires start in the kitchen.
- 30% of church fires start in the kitchen and offices come in right behind at 29%.
- 22% of store fires start because of electrial issues.
- 18% of warehouse fires are from faulty electrical.
So, how are these statistics helpful to commercial owners?
Here are a few tips that SERVPRO of Rochester hopes that you find helpful.
- Check to ensure your indoor sprinkler system undergoes an annual inspection.
- Check all smoke alarms to ensure they are working and this is also a good time to change the batteries.
- Have someone check to make sure all electrical appliances are turned off when leaving. Unplug them if you feel extra safe.
- Check your water heater. Water heaters can hold 40-120 gallons of water.
- Fix a leaky faucet. Statistics show that at a rate of one drip per each second in a month that can add up to 250 gallons. Catching this early will help save money on water bills and may help you avoid a water damage.
These five stephs can help you lessen your chances of a water or fire damage in your home.
We work with all insurance companies. SERVPRO of Rochester stands ready to help you 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.