Why Are Commercial Fire Sprinkler System Inspections Important?
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, there are more than 100,000 non-residential fires a year that take place in office buildings, retail stores, restaurants, and other commercial establishments. If you don’t have a commercial fire sprinkler system, then now is the time for you to get one. It not only protects you, but it also protects your employees and your customers, as well as your assets. Business owners don’t always think about the need for a fire sprinkler system until it’s too late. Therefore, a lot of business owners may wonder what the benefits of a commercial sprinkler system are, and do I need it. Fortunately, Global Alarms is here to provide a few of the benefits of a commercial fire sprinkler system.
Helps Your Company Stay Within the Limits of the Law
Most cities require businesses to have a fire sprinkler system inside of their commercial property. Furthermore, companies may also need to make sure their fire sprinkler system is installed in a specific way. The NFPA 13 Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems has become the gold standard for fire sprinkler system installation.
Avoid Extensive Damage During a Fire
There is never a good time for a fire to happen inside of your commercial building. Even a small fire can pose a serious threat and do severe damage to an office building, retail store, or restaurant. However, if a fire does start inside of your business, you need to be able to contain it as quickly as possible. Without precautions in place, a fire can spread throughout a building in a matter of minutes. A commercial fire sprinkler system installed from Global Alarms can stop a fire dead in its tracks. Once the fire system detects a fire, the sprinklers will immediately go off containing the flames. A commercial fire sprinkler system can limit the damage of your commercial property and allow the fire department to get there in time to control it.
Prevent a Fire from Causing Injuries and Deaths
A fire inside a commercial property can cause damage beyond the building itself. A fire can also cause injuries and deaths if it spreads faster than people can get out. In some cases, it’s not the fire that kills people; it’s the smoke inhalation. A fire can be on the first floor, but the smoke can easily make its way to the upper floors, causing injuries and death. There’s no guarantee you can prevent all injuries and deaths during a fire. However, the chances of injuries and deaths are much lower with a commercial fire sprinkler system installed.
Save Money on Insurance
Some business owners may elect not to install a commercial fire sprinkler system due to the cost. Nonetheless, a fire sprinkler system can save business owners money in the long run. Once you have a sprinkler system installed, your insurance company will most likely lower your rates due to your commercial property being safer. If you keep your sprinkler system up to code and it receives the proper maintenance, your rates will remain low. A commercial sprinkler installed means less risk for the insurance company, which translates into lower premiums.
Displays your Company’s Commitment to Safety
You want your employees and your customers to feel like you care about their safety. You also want them to feel safe while they are at work or visiting your business. Your fire sprinkler system will show others that you’re using resources to ensure their safety and the safety of your business.
Install a Commercial Fire Sprinkler System in Your Building Today
If you’re working on plans for a new commercial building or renovating an old one, it’s the perfect time to install a commercial fire sprinkler. Global Alarms can help make sure you’re choosing the right fire sprinkler system, and then install it for you. We can also help you with timely maintenance to ensure your system is always working correctly. At Global Alarms, we have the experience of working with numerous commercial properties. Contact us today if you would like to find out more about the fire sprinkler system, we can set up for you.