What is on your To Do list for this summer? Are you getting ready to take new bids for It consulting? Are you preparing to get estimates for painting the exterior of your business? Are you looking at ways to make sure that your rental property is as safe as possible for your tenants?
If you are someone who is concerned about the safety of the people who rent property from you, you mah have one essential item on your summer To Do list: inspecting and considering an upgrade to the fire protection services on your properties.
Fire alarm and fire protection services are an important part of any property, but there are even more essential in a hotel, rental property, restaurant, and hospital. And while everyone should be concerned about fire safety, business and property owners have an especially high amount of responsibility when it comes to protecting the lives of people of all ages.
Fire Alarm Inspections Help Protect Both Property and Lives
There are many guidelines and inspections that are involved in fire alarm installations in this country. By following these guidelines, property owners can feel confident that they have done their part in meeting the letter of the law. Some property owners, however, actually take extra steps to make sure that they are doing everything they can to keep their residents, workers, and clients safe.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the fire protection and fire alarm installation industries and the efforts that they take to make sure that damage and casualties are avoided whenever possible:
- 44% of dry, or possibly wet, chemical system failures were due to lack of maintenance.
- In small data centers, those with rooms below 2,500 square feet, the Early Warning Fire Detection (EWFD) system is required.
- Regardless of suppression system activation or location of the fire, the fire department should be able to limit damage if detection is able to provide a warning 10 to 15 minutes before the end of the incipient stage.
- 55% of medical facility fire are caused by confined cooking fires.
- Fire departments responded to 1,200 fires in hospitals in the year c2010, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Few things are more important than fire protection, so if you are dealing with an aging system it is worth your time to see about the options of updating and improving your alarm and protection services.