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What Makes an Effective Fire Suppression System?


There are many things to consider when designing an effective commercial fire suppression system.

When designing your commercial fire suppression system, there are many things to take into account to ensure that your property, your workers, and your customers are sufficiently protected. Fire suppression systems are created using many parameters including the size of your building, what industry you are in, other installed systems, and what the occupancy is. It is important to note that commercial fire suppression systems are not one size fits all; so hiring Biles Fire Protection Services will ensure that your custom fire suppression system does what it needs to do. What types of things should be taken into account when designing an effective commercial fire suppression system?

What Does the Code Dictate?

Just like you have to take into account local code when designing the structure of your commercial property, you have to take local codes into account when designing a fire suppression system. Every municipality is different, so some commercial buildings that just follow the code will not have enough fire protection, while others might have too much. Codes can vary a huge amount throughout a state or even county, so keep in mind that your other commercial property’s fire suppression system won’t always match the rest if it is in another county or city.

What Should an Effective Fire Suppression System Do?

The obvious answer to this question is “suppress a fire,” but an effective commercial fire suppression system does much more than just that. Your fire suppression system should save lives, protect property, and preserve business continuity. Most fire suppression systems include a combination of fire detection, fire alarms or notification systems, and fire suppression systems. All three systems work in conjunction to prevent a fire from taking a toll on your business, staff, or clients.


Detection systems can include everything from new modern “smart” smoke detectors to heat detectors that notice the fire before there is ever smoke. Alarm systems now frequently include speakers to announce alerts pertaining to events other than fire, like notifications and warnings on college campuses. Fire suppression systems almost always include wet or dry sprinklers.

Commercial Fire Suppression Systems 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.

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