The Most Common Commercial Fire Hazards

Fire Hazards

Most industries and businesses carry a risk of fire. Common fire hazards include heat-producing equipment, building occupancy, material storage, and more. When you understand the factors that commonly lead to fire, you are more likely to be prepared for it. At Castle Sprinkler & Alarm, we know the importance of fire protection in various industries.

Health Care Facilities

Fires can occur in healthcare facilities for several reasons. The most common causes include improper storage of flammable material, faulty wiring, and heat-producing equipment. Most company fires happen due to kitchens. Healthcare facilities are no different. Cooking still causes about 60% of all fires in the medical industry.


Whenever you have a mixed-use property, you accept the risk of fire. Similarly to hospitals, the most common source of fires in hotels happens to be a kitchen fire. However, smoking materials and electrical fires are still common fire hazards.

Manufacturing and Industrial Companies

When it comes to industrial structures, electrical and lighting malfunctions cause the most fires. If you store combustible materials in your industrial building, you increase your fire risk. Keeping your flammable materials away from any ignition source is critically important.

Oil and Gas Companies

If you work in the oil and gas industry, you know how many flammable liquids you handle daily. If you have a malfunctioning electrical motor, it can cause a spark that leads to a fire. Sometimes a simple welding project can be the cause of the fire itself. When you work with flammable vapors and gases, you run the risk of a spark igniting a fire. All industries carry risks of fire. However, industries that utilize flammable tend to be the most at risk of any other company. To ensure business safety, focus on fire protection. At Castle Sprinkler & Alarm, we understand the importance of fire protection. Contact us for full-range protection services for warehouses and other commercial facilities.