Dependable Fire Prevention and Protection
A benefit to owning a business is the wide array of choices to work with; you ensure that each aspect of your establishment is customized to send the right message to visitors. Through all of decision-making, you’ll find that a few things are not simply black or white; there’s a lot of gray area to fill. This is especially true when lives or company assets are in your hands. With three helpful tips below, you can be meticulous when planning your fire prevention and recovery efforts.
According to the NFPA, unexpected fires are down significantly from the early 90’s, but still very common. Last year, 1,137,500 fires broke out across the United States, with a cumulative total reaching almost $13 million in damages.
The Fire Extinguisher vs. The Fire Suppression System
Many people inquire if they need both, a fire extinguisher and a suppression system, in place (and vice versa). The answer? Yes. Of course, it’s always best to have both, but if you ARE deciding between the two, then think about it like this: who will use the extinguisher when the office is vacant? You need a strong, high quality sprinkler or suppression system to system that works 24/7 to protect your building.
Is the Prevention System Inspection Current?
Another crucial factor is the amount of time since anyone’s touched your sprinkler system. Like all technology, your system needs attention and updating every so often. If you can’t remember or don’t know when your current system was installed, it’s important to make sure it’s up to the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) standards; don’t wait until the life you’ve just built burns down in front of you.
Who will Install the Fire Prevention System?
Finally, doing a little bit of research is worth the time. Instead of hiring an “expert” friend, or a mutual acquaintance, consider the risks of hiring individuals over companies. Always look into whom you plan to work with, for example, Davis-Ulmer has an esteemed reputation throughout the Buffalo, New York community.
Davis-Ulmer Sprinkler Company has installed fire sprinkler systems in the New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut area since 1946. We are your local full-service fire protection company that will help you design, install, and maintain a fire protection system that will give you the protection you want and need. Our NICET certified technicians will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your system will give you the maximum fire protection possible. Contact us today for more information.