Buildings Not Up To Code Can Have Potential Fire Hazards

At the time any building or structure is built, there are certain compliance codes and regulations that must be met. Because disasters and catastrophes can occur unexpectedly, safety regulations are enforced to proactively prevent certain disasters.

Building fires are destructive and devastating. If not properly contained, fires can extensively damage property and cause serious injury and even death. When it comes to fire hazards, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has certain codes that buildings and apartments should adhere to. If a building is not in compliance with safety rules and restrictions, the property and individuals residing in the space are jeopardized.

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Common NFPA Codes

The NFPA provides specific codes that need to be followed. They have been created to minimize the possibility of  building fires from taking place and causing irreparable damage.

Some of these codes include:

  • Flammable and Combustible Liquid Codes
  • Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code
  • National Electrical Code
  • National Fuel Gas Code
  • Uniform Fire Code

These codes offer standards for wire, gas, and flammable liquids and how they should be handled. They are there to protect individuals from dangerous materials that can combust. Among these rules, buildings are also required to have fire extinguishers available for emergencies. If the building is not up to code, it does not only endanger the lives of the residents, but also poses a serious threat to the structure and environment.

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At Wyatt Law Firm, we understand your right to safe living and working quarters. If you or a loved one has lost property or has been injured in a building fire because it was not up to code, contact our San Antonio injury attorneys. We will make sure that our clients' voices are heard. Call today to learn your legal rights.