You might think the answer to this question is obvious—to prevent a fire in my business or home from spreading—but many people put off fire sprinkler maintenance for years and end up with an unusable product. Why is a functioning fire sprinkler so important to your fire protection plan?
Limit Fire Damage
Many people think that the water damage caused by fire sprinklers is actually worse than the fire damage that would have occurred. This isn’t the case at all! Fires spread very quickly in residential and commercial environments without fire sprinkler systems to keep them at bay. Sprinkler systems also use less water than the fire hose the fire department will bring, as they only put out 8-24 gallons every minute instead of 80-125.
It is the Law
Depending on your commercial business, you might be required by law to have a functioning fire sprinkler system as part of your fire protection plan. Many different building codes mandate a sprinkler system installation and annual inspections to ensure it is in working condition. A functioning fire sprinkler, in this case, isn’t just an important thing to have, it’s also the law!
Save Lives and Property
Last but definitely not least, fire sprinkler systems save lives and property. The time that a fire sprinkler adds to the period where people can safely exit the building often means the difference between life and death. A fire sprinkler system, when working properly, will limit the damage that flames can do until the firefighters arrive. As a result, many businesses are able to save their structures at the very least, unlike those without proper fire protection that are burned to the ground.
Commercial and Residential Fire Protection from Biles Fire Protection
Biles Fire Protection can help with all of your residential or commercial fire safety needs. We have the equipment and expertise to install wet sprinkler systems or dry sprinkler systems at affordable prices. We are well known for our top-notch customer service, quick response times, and reliable support and maintenance. To get a quote for your sprinkler system, fill out our online request form. For more information and to chat about how we can help meet your fire safety needs, visit us online or give us a call at (443) 701-8330. To get more fire safety tips and information, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.