Fire protection is a matter of creating a network of systems that work together to protect people from fire hazards. Commercial buildings are particularly susceptible to fire hazards from the high number of electrical equipment, other flammable materials, and the number of people that come and go through the building each day. Having a sprinkler system in place will make a big difference in getting people safely away from the flames. Here’s why sprinkler systems are essential to your business.
Sprinkler systems are known for being instrumental in saving lives. The first priority for fire response is to ensure that all people in the vicinity can escape danger. A sprinkler system that is well-maintained and regularly checked will reduce property damage, injuries, and death by more than 50 percent. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association has reported that no more than two lives have ever been lost inside a building that featured a full, automatic sprinkler system. Businesses, where sprinkler systems are not installed or maintained, have often resulted in a total loss from fire.
Sprinkler system heads are activated when they reach a high enough temperature. At that point, depending on the type of sprinkler system that you install, water will begin releasing from the pipes and into the area. The water will not stop until the fire department arrives to turn off the water supply. This type of immediate and fervent response will completely suppress the fire before it gets the opportunity to spread anywhere else in the building.
Sprinkler systems operate at a perfect balance of sensitivity and intelligence. They are sensitive enough to activate when needed when the bulb or fuse inside the head reaches a specified temperature. On the other hand, it won’t falsely activate and cause unnecessary water damage to your electronics and other property. Failures are usually the result of poor maintenance and lack of inspections.
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.