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How Do Fire Sprinkler Systems Work?

Sprinkler systems are one of the best ways to protect your home or business from fire danger. According to the American Fire Sprinkler Association, fire sprinklers are considered the best method to fight the spread of fires and limit property damage and fatalities.  As a business owner, you need some fire protection in your office or warehouse. But how do Read more

What is involved in a fire suppression system installation?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported more than 100,000 structure fires across America in 2020, causing millions of dollars of damage.  Many of those structure fires were businesses. While it’s impossible to remove all fire risks, there are ways to make your business safe. A fire suppression system, for example, can provide reliable protection for your business assets.  (more…)

How to Provide 24-Hour Fire Protection for Your Property

According to recent data from the National Fire Protection Association, local fire departments across the U.S. respond to 120,000 commercial structure fires annually. In 2019 alone, these fires were estimated to cause 110 deaths, 1200 injuries and $4.3 billion in property damage. It’s important to realize that fires can occur anytime, including after-hours, weekends or holidays when no one is Read more

Fire Inspection Checklist: What to Expect and How to Prepare

In 2019, there were 120,000 fires in non-residential structures leading to 110 deaths and $4.3 billion in property damage. Fire prevention and protection programs can mitigate those losses. For example, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that sprinklers effectively control fire spread 96 percent of the time. Annual fire inspections keep businesses safe and avoid catastrophic damage. Regular inspections Read more

4 Essential Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

The kitchen is one of the most dangerous rooms in your house — making knowledge of kitchen fire safety a must for everyone. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cooking equipment is the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries, causing nearly half of the home fires that result in injury and death.  These are frightening statistics, but Read more

How do fire alarms work?

You likely know that a fire alarm can save your life. But do you ever wonder just exactly how do fire alarms work? Why are they so effective? And what do I need to do to ensure they keep working? The numbers, unfortunately, don’t lie. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), 41 percent of home fire deaths happened Read more

How to Choose the Best Fire Protection Company For Your Business

Fire might be closer to your business than you think. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a fire department in the United States responds to a fire every 24 seconds.  For business owners and operators, fire safety might be far down the priority list. It’s easy to be more concerned about winning clients and keeping a business afloat Read more

How many fire extinguishers do I need?

So, you want to keep your space safe from fire-related accidents—you’re probably asking yourself, “how many fire extinguishers do I need?” The short answer is: it depends on the building you’re talking about!  While there’s not a one-size-fits-all rule for extinguishers, there are effective frameworks that you can use to understand just how many fire extinguishers you need to ensure Read more

4 Types of Fire Sprinkler Systems Explained

There’s no doubt about it—fire sprinkler systems save lives.  According to data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in 2010-2014, sprinklers effectively controlled 96 percent of fires when operated. In addition, injury to firefighters was 67 percent lower in situations where sprinklers were present. Fire sprinkler systems are a must in most commercial buildings. But what sprinkler system should Read more

How Does a Fire Prevention Plan Benefit Your Workplace?

Accidents and hazards in the workplace are preventable, but they’re not always predictable—and that’s why fire safety needs to be top of mind for executives. How does a fire prevention plan benefit your workplace? As a leader of your organization, these plans are one of the many ways you can provide peace of mind to your employees through building systems Read more

10 Tips to Maintain Your Home Fire Sprinkler System

If you have a home fire sprinkler system, you’re in luck. Having a sprinkler system and smoke detectors reduces the risk of death in a home fire by 82 percent compared to homes with neither. Additionally, reduces property damage -- ninety percent of home fires are contained by just one sprinkler. While home sprinkler systems are designed to be low Read more

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It’s time to have your dry sprinkler system winterized

Through out the year condensation builds up in the fire sprinkler piping and collects on the walls of the pipes. The system’s piping is designed to drain to the various low points. Water that collects here will freeze and possibly bust. Call us today to schedule to have your dry pipe sprinkler system winterized.

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