Kendall Kelly Hayden writes about the importance of those in the hospitality industry to understand the risks and potential for linen fires in Hotel Management. Nearly 8,000 eating and drinking establishments report a fire each year, according to data tabulated by the National Fire Protection Association, causing an annual average of $246 million in direct property damage. On top of that, an estimated 3,900 hotel and motel fires are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated 15 deaths, 150 injuries and $76 million in property loss. Whether you operate a restaurant, hotel, spa or other hospitality establishment, your business is at risk for laundry fires and the associated costs.
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