Fire safety systems are an important consideration for all home and business owners that we rarely notice but are there to protect us when it matters most. A well thought out fire protection system is crucial for both businesses and residences to be prepared in case of an emergency. While we hope you never need to use your fire protection system, at Biles we are here to help you prepare for the worst by protecting you with the best.
So what exactly is a fire safety system? In today’s blog we are here to tell you about the different types of protection we offer, what you can expect when you work with us, and why we do what we do. Thank you for joining us and we hope that you will keep up with the blog for more information on fire protection and tips and tricks to keep you, your family, and your business safe from harm.
Fire Safety Systems and More: A Q&A with Biles Fire Protection Services
What kinds of fire protection do you offer?
At Biles, we offer a wide range of services meant to meet your specific fire protection needs. Some of these services include:
We can not only install a new sprinkler system in your home or business but we also offer regular inspection services and same-day responses when something goes wrong. We offer a variety of systems to suit your project, whether that be a single family home or a large-scale facility.
Commercial kitchens pose a huge fire hazard risk. We offer a range of services, including design and installation of hood systems, to ensure your commercial kitchen is safe and up to all Maryland fire codes.
A dependable alarm is crucial as a first alert. We can guide you on the make and model that is right for you, install it, and show you how it works.
If you’re starting from scratch, we can help you come up with a comprehensive fire safety system plan. We have the experience and the knowledge to design a custom solution that will meet the specific needs of your industry, location, and facility.
We offer our services for inspecting, servicing, and recharging all types of fire extinguishers, including commercial and residential models.
We can install and maintain fire hydrants in the case that those on your property are not maintained by your local authority. Periodic changes that are made to community water supplies can alter the performance of your current fire hydrant so you may need a new one installed even if one already exists on your property. Your local jurisdiction may require regular inspections of your hydrant which Biles can provide as well. We can also service and repair your existing hydrant.
We can install, repair, and inspect home fire protection systems to ensure the safety of you, your family, and your property.
Who should invest in fire protection?
Fire protection is an important investment in safety that everyone can benefit from. Whether you are a homeowner, landlord, or business, fire protection should be your concern. We provide a variety of services to meet the needs of all of our clients. Contact us to find out how a fire protection system can work for you.
What might a fire protection system include?
Our fire protection systems will depend on your particular needs so there is no one-size-fits-all approach. We are capable of managing every aspect of your system, including installation of sprinkler systems, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers to provide you with a comprehensive solution. We will work with you to come up with a plan that is right for you and your home or business.
What kind of services do you offer to homeowners?
Homeowners should invest in a well-designed fire protection system to ensure their own safety as well as that of their family and property. At Biles, we offers a range of residential services to including design, installation, and inspection of residential systems. We specialize in the installation of the National Fire Protection Association’s 13D and 13R residential sprinkler systems:
NFPA 13D Residential Sprinklers
The NFPA 13D is a sprinkler system designed for single- and two-family homes. These systems include special sprinkler heads that react more quickly to heat from fire and they offer increased safety at a manageable price point. At Biles we can install, your system as well as design documentation and complete hydrostatic testing, determine sprinkler temperature rating, and service and repair your existing system.
NFPA 13R Residential Sprinklers
For small multi-family dwellings the NFPA 13R system is required. The 13R faces less requirements and is less expensive than the 13 standard which is needed for larger multi-family units such as high-rises. We can install, design, inspect, and service your 13R system.
We also offer fire pumps for homes whose that operate on well and septic systems. These homes must incorporate a residential fire pump in their design to make up for their system’s low water pressure. A pump is installed to increase water pressure in the sprinkler system and may be powered by electricity or diesel fuel. At Biles we offer installation, inspection, service, and repair of your fire pump to enhance the safety of your residential fire protection system.
What kind of services do you offer to owners of commercial kitchens?
Commercial kitchens are especially susceptible to fires so owners of restaurants, nursing homes, and other facilities with commercial kitchens should prioritize an effective fire protection system. We offer a range of services for commercial kitchen fire protection:
An effective hood system should be tailored to the specific needs and requirements of your facility to ensure total compliance with all safety regulations. A Type II hood system is designed to capture moisture and heat while Type I models will additionally capture grease vapor and smoke. The hood ensures that flames are kept out of the exhaust duct. While hood systems are a significant investment, they are one of the most critical aspects of a commercial kitchen fire prevention system.
Air Replacement Systems
As smoke and moist air are removed from the hood system, fresh, outdoor air must be brought in to compensate for the loss. This air may need to be cooled or heated, depending on the kitchen’s location and climate. During the design and installation of your hood system, we will take replacement air needs into consideration.
Commercial kitchen fire prevention systems
Investing in a fire prevention system is not only about the health and safety of you, your staff, and your diners: it’s also essential to staying compliant with the laws and regulations put forth by your local jurisdiction and the National Fire Protection Association. While new technologies have increased energy efficiency, many systems that are designed to heat up and cool down more quickly are at greater risk of fires than their older, simpler counterparts. Vegetable oils that have rapidly become popular also heat up much more quickly than animal-based oils which further increases fire risk. And because grease fires are so dangerous and difficult to put out, investing in well-designed fire protection is more important than ever. Biles Fire Protection can work with your unique situation to design and install the right system for your commercial kitchen needs.
Where do you provide service?
We are proud to offer our services in the following service areas:
Including Baltimore, Towson, Glen Burnie, Columbia, Ellicott City, Annapolis, Bethesda, Westminster, Bowie, Germantown, Frederick, Rockville, and Gaithersburg.
Including Ashburn, Alexandria, Arlington, Tysons, Fairfax, Herndon, Great Falls, and Springfield.
Including Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Hanover, and Gettysburg.
What sets you apart from your competition?
At Biles Fire Protection Services, we are committed to our customers. We take pride in caring for our customers’ property as if it were our own and this commitment to customer satisfaction provides the foundation for everything we do. We believe that satisfied customers are out best advertisement so we strive to offer quick response times, affordable prices, and reliable support.
We employ 8 technicians as well as a fleet of service vehicles which allows us to offer 24-hour emergency services, same-day repair services, and out technicians on the road can often respond to service calls within an hour. All of our technicians, inspectors, and designers hold certificates from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET). Experience truly exceptional service by working with Biles Fire Protection Services.
Biles Fire Protection Services is Here to Help
No matter your needs, Biles Fire Protection Services can design and install a system that will work for you. We are proud to offer top-notch customer service including fast response times, reliable support, and affordable prices. We are certified through the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies and have the knowledge and experience to create the right fire protection system for your home or business. To learn more about what we have to offer, give us a call at 443-701-8330, send us an email, or request a quote online.