Standard versus Quick Response Sprinkler Heads

July 29th, 2016
Sprinkler heads

Will you choose a standard response over a quick response sprinkler head?

Did you know there are actually six different characteristics that define a sprinkler system’s ability to control a fire? These characteristics include thermal sensitivity, orifice size, temperature rating, special service conditions, water distribution, and installation orientation. Along with these characteristics, there are two different categories of sprinkler heads you can choose from: standard and a quick response head. Each of these sprinkler systems comes with a selection of the individual characteristics in order to protect your business effectively. So how do you know which type of sprinkler head you should choose? Let’s take a look at the standard and quick response sprinkler heads and where they are primarily used. Read the rest of this entry »

When Should You Use a Fire Extinguisher?

July 22nd, 2016
Fire extinguisher

Before pulling the pin, make sure you know how to operate a fire extinguisher.

Although sprinkler systems are designed to extinguish fires in your commercial space, they are not really designed to target one area of your business. If there is a small, management fire in your business, using a fire extinguisher may be your best option. But before spraying the chemicals all over your business, let’s take a moment to talk about when it is appropriate to use a fire extinguisher as well as some easy instructions on how to use it. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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