Common Sprinkler System Malfunctions

July 14th, 2016
Sprinkler System malfunctions

While these pipes may look strong enough to lift some of your equipment, they are actually fragile. One wrong move could cause a malfunction.

Like any other systems in your business, sprinkler systems have been known to malfunction every once in a while. Although they happen rarely, these malfunctions do happen and could affect your business. Let’s take a moment to discuss five of the most common sprinkler system malfunctions. Read the rest of this entry »

Different Types of Commercial Fire Alarms

July 8th, 2016
Commercial fire alarm

Every commercial building is required to have at least one commercial fire alarm. How many does your building have?

Whether you are upgrading your fire protection systems in your building or need to install new fire alarms, it is important to understand the different types of commercial fire alarms available. From the automatic alarm systems to the manual alarms, there are quite a few things you should know before blindly choosing a system. Let’s take a look at some fire alarm systems you could choose for your commercial space. Read the rest of this entry »

Safety Tips for Your Fourth of July Weekend

June 29th, 2016

 

fourth of july safety tips

Did you know sparklers burn more than 1,200 degrees? Make sure to supervise your children when they are holding them.

With the Fourth of July quickly approaching, we would like to take this opportunity to review some fireworks and barbeque safety tips for homeowners. So whether you are heading to your local park for a family cookout or hosting your own, make sure you read these tips so you are prepared to have a safe Fourth of July. Read the rest of this entry »

Common Fire Hazards in Your Commercial Kitchen

June 24th, 2016
Commercial kitchen fire causes

Keep your commercial kitchen safe by knowing the dangers it poses.

According to a 2012 report by the NFPA, there was a total of 7,640 structural fires in eating and drinking establishments between 2006 and 2010. Luckily, these fires only caused two civilian deaths and 115 civilian injuries. But they also caused $246 million dollars in damage and many of the businesses were forced to close their doors for good. While many people think these fires were caused by an out of control fire, there are actually many different causes of kitchen fires. Read on to find out how your kitchen could be risking your business. Read the rest of this entry »

How Far Away Should Your Commercial Fire Extinguishers Be?

June 15th, 2016
commercial fire extinguishers

Many factors play into where your building’s fire extinguishers should be. It is better to be safe than sorry!

When installing commercial fire extinguishers in your building, it is not just to keep your building up to code. These extinguishers will be used to protect your employees, customers, and equipment if there is a fire. According to local fire safety codes and OSHA Standards, your business needs to have a certain amount of commercial fire extinguishers in order to keep it safe. Let’s take a look at how your building’s fire hazard levels dictate the placement and number of fire extinguishers you should have. Read the rest of this entry »

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