HVAC Commercial Fire
Here at SERVPRO of Victoria, safety is important to us when dealing with a fire emergency. After a fire emergency, our team is dedicated to responding immediately to business after a fire to help prevent any secondary damage. Following a fire, our crew takes close attention to the HVAC system and ductwork. HVAC fire hazards are present at any time of the year. Fortunately, many of these risks are preventable.
The Top HVAC Fire Hazards:
- Old, corroded, or broken parts: This problem often stems from an HVAC unit that is not regularly serviced. Problems with essential parts can lead to decreased efficiency and can potentially lead to potential fire hazards.
- Items are stored too close to the HVAC unit: The HVAC unit itself produces a considerable amount of heat. Storing combustible items such as boxes, paper, motor oil, and chemicals too close to the unit creates a high-risk environment for a fire.
- Problems with connections or gas pressure: Problems with connections in a gas furnace can lead to toxic gas being released into the home, leading to both health and fire hazards.
- Electrical problems: Whether the unit has a loose cord connection, a frayed cord, an old cord that overheats, or another issue, electrical problems with HVAC units can easily spark furnace fires.
- Leaking fuel line: This can be a harder problem to spot since many fuel lines are located inside or behind the unit. Yearly inspections can help catch old, at-risk fuel lines before they start leaking and posing a major fire hazard.
- Improper installation: When an HVAC unit is installed improperly, it can lead to many problems such as reduced airflow and efficiency, and increased costs. Improper installation can also cause serious problems such as carbon monoxide poisoning and fire hazards.
SERVPRO of Victoria is always here to help 24/7. Our team understands the stress and worry that comes with fire or water damage and the disruption it causes your life and home or business.