Your business might never recover from a fire, so it's important to plan ahead for such an emergency with professional fire protection. Each year, on average, an estimated 25,000 fires occur in businesses, many requiring the fire department. Property damage totals about $1.2 billion annually.
Stopping fires quickly can mean all the difference in saving your business and reducing potential harm to employees. Get professional help to find and install the fire suppression system that works best for your business and make sure that the system is properly maintained and updated as time goes on.
There are three general types of building fire protection systems to consider, including:
1. Fire sprinkler systems include wet, dry, pre-action and deluge systems. A fire sprinkler contractor can discuss with you which may be the best option for your business.
2. Fire protection contractors may suggest a foam fire system in which a fire-suppressing foam is generated from water, special detergents and air.
3. A fire prevention contractor may also sell you a waterless fire system.
Search for fire sprinkler contractors and providers of other fire suppression systems
A number of fire suppression contractors specialize in sprinkler systems for your business. From the complicated (a full range special hazard suppression system) to the simple (a fire extinguisher), options for fire protection are wide open.
Find professional fire sprinkler installers to handle the job
While some companies both design and install sprinkler systems, you may find that you need to hire an installer to place the system in your business. Make sure the installer is a licensed professional.
Prepare employees with training by fire protection companies
Knowledge and hands-on training can prove to be helpful in protecting your company. Find the right resources to train employees on the right techniques to use in a fire emergency.
- Providing fire protection equipment is legally mandated, so business and building owners must comply with the fire codes of their area. Considering the severity of damage caused by fires, you may want to evaluate your fire protection plan and even exceed the requirements of local codes for added protection. Fire system contractors can suggest different features to help give you that extra boost of protection.