Fire safety should be the top priority for any business. Fires are extremely unpredictable and are very destructive. It only takes one mistake and there may be irreparable damage done to your business. That’s why it is useful to have a fire suppression system in place that can prevent the majority of the damage.
When looking for a fire suppression service, you have to consider many factors. The systems that they might present you with will differ from one another. Some may be more efficient for your business than the others. To know which one to go with, you have to know what to look for in fire suppression systems.
Find out whether there is an automatic fire detection device in place. This is going to be incredibly useful especially if you have areas inside your property that don’t always have people inside of them. If you have low foot traffic, you will definitely need something to detect fires automatically.
How will the piping be installed inside your business? Will there be a need to shut down operations for an extended period of time to implement the needed piping? Can you take advantage of any areas that are already spacious such as the vent or attic?
Method of Control
It is vital that you have the ability to control all of the components of the suppression system. There should be a control panel in place that will let you monitor all the components and make any modifications necessary without the need to contact the fire suppression service that installed them.
How will the extinguishing agent be released? Try to figure out the best rate and pattern required for each room inside your property. The items that are inside different rooms will also be factored in. To ensure that the fire is put out effectively, the discharge nozzles should be taken into consideration.
What is the agent that’s going to be stored inside the container units? Will there be a need for multiple units for different agents? That is usually the case if you have various equipment and objects within the property that may be put out of fire efficiently with certain types of fire extinguishers.
Accessibility for Inspection
It shouldn’t be a tough task to inspect and maintain the container units and the rest of the components of the fire suppression system. Most businesses, nowadays, do in-house inspections and maintenance to avoid running up the costs too high. This is also better to guarantee the quality of the fire suppression system.
Always consider the input of an expert before proceeding with your selection of a fire suppression system. When hiring a fire suppression service, you can ask questions regarding different requirements that you might need which the service provider may not be presently aware of. It’s important to inform them with as much as you can and inform yourself as well to avoid miscommunication being the root of an unmanageable fire.
Do you own a business and need a fire suppression service? Contact Westminster Fire today and let’s discuss how we can help you.