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Preventing Server Room Fires in West Palm Beach Businesses

8/23/2022 (Permalink)

Server rooms pose a major fire hazard to different operations. Server rooms are essential to the everyday functions of telecommunications, computers, and data storage. Proper attention, inventory, and continuous maintenance are needed to ensure fire safety. Review your fire prevention protocol with any contractors and maintenance teams. Select an IICRC-certified restoration company like SERVPRO of West Palm, prior to needing commercial fire restoration services.

Fire Detection and Crisis Management

Consistent testing and monitoring of fire alarms are necessary to limit the spread of fire and prevent extensive fire damage. Always make sure that server data is backed up if the server room experiences fire damage.

Overheating Equipment and Server Rooms

Heat emissions from a server room can create an environment in which the chance of ignition is higher. Prevent overheating by consistently checking to see if cooling systems are performing optimally. This is not only one of the best practices for preserving devices and computer equipment but also a way to prevent overheating. Proper ventilation can be integral to the efforts of cooling. Keeping the room at a cool temperature external to mitigating overheating inside of the equipment.

Wiring Issues

Enlisting the help of an electrician to see where any wiring issues could be powerful for proper planning and emergency prevention.

Following Manufacturer Recommendations

Make sure you follow the recommended practices for server room wiring, maintenance, and life span of the equipment. Keep the server room free from unnecessary clutter and fire hazards. Monitor and take inventory of power cables and power leads.

Protecting Electrical Components 

Protect electrical components from damage by making sure you have all of the necessary tools to safely remove and replace electrical components.

Have an emergency restoration team map the areas and document the specifics of equipment, fire extinguishing, and suppression systems, and the physical parameters. SERVPRO of West Palm provides inventory and documenting services as well as emergency preparedness planning with the Emergency Ready Profile tool. The ERP details what a business operation of any size should do after a fire. Call 561-795-5410 for fire restoration services and to inquire about how we can supplement your business' disaster recovery plan.

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