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Put Fire Protection Services to Use to Minimize Fire Damage

Fires can have devastating results, causing unthinkable damages and costly claims. Fires caused by human error, water heaters, boilers, furnaces, or electrical mishaps are devastating, but often are preventable through fire protection services.

Knowing the risk is just half of the equation. Invest in fire protection services to help stop preventable fires. Here are simple things you can do to protect your commercial property fromextensive fire damage.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarm systems in commercial buildings should be inspected and tested regularly by experienced and trained technicians. Depending on the size of your property, there may be many panels, power supplies, and other devices to test.

Sprinkler Systems

Sprinkler systems are one of the first lines of defence against a fire in a commercial building or multi-family residential structure. Having a sprinkler system provide automated fire intervention can minimize the damage caused by a fire, or may help contain it, preventing severe property loss, and even loss of life. Modern sprinkler systems have highly sensitive heat sensors, which are triggered by the high heat of a fire.

Fire Extinguishers

Every building should be equipped with fire extinguishers. A good fire extinguisher service will include determining the best locations to install the extinguishers, as well as inspection, testing, and recharging to ensure your property is compliant with all fire safety regulations and codes. Annual testing and inspection is required.

Change Filters

All buildings should have filters cleaned regularly, to avoid build-up of dust and lint that can easily catch fire. If your employees use space heaters, remind them to inspect them regularly and place them at least three feet away from anything combustible.

Fire Suppression Systems

Fire suppression systems are your first line of defense and can prevent severe losses in higher-risk environments, such as commercial kitchens, or in places that contain valuable and sensitive equipment, such as computer rooms. Hire a professional to discuss the difference between water-based, chemical-based, and gas-based suppression systems. A professional can help you choose a system that will be ideal for your space and can schedule regular inspections.

Consult an expert for more ideas on how to implement fire protection services in your building. Fire damage can be devastating, but taking a few smart steps can help you minimize the risk, as well as comply with local building codes.

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