Between the freezing temperatures and the snow fall within the past few weeks, some commercial businesses are beginning to worry about their fire sprinklers. Like the pipes to your sink, fire sprinklers run the risk of freezing during these cold winter months. While spring may be right around the corner, there is still plenty of time for winter weather and the chance of frozen fire sprinklers. Frozen fire sprinklers will be of no help to building occupants should a commercial fire occur, so it is imperative that building owners take proper precautions to prevent frozen fire sprinklers. Here are some tips on preventing frozen fire sprinklers in your commercial building.
Fire safety is nothing new in today’s society. Anyone who owns or manages a commercial building understands the importance of having a fire sprinkler system installed in the building. However, many of us only know some basic information about the fire sprinkler system that protects us everyday. Here are some facts about fire sprinkler systems.
When it comes to fire safety within the workplace, one of the most essential steps to take is to keep maintained fire extinguishers on the property at all times. Fire extinguishers can be one of the first lines of defensive when faced with an occupational fire and can help save lives in the process. However, there is important information for employees to know when dealing with fire extinguishers in order for the equipment to be fully effective.
Working in a commercial kitchen may seem like an overall safe environment, but in reality, a commercial kitchen environment can be very hazardous. Because of this, a commercial kitchen should have a kitchen hood system installed. A kitchen hood system will help suppress a surprise kitchen fire and help prevent the fire from spreading to the rest of your kitchen and restaurant. However, some who work in a commercial kitchen may not see the need for a kitchen hood system to be installed, or they may think they can install the system on their own to help save money. Both of these thoughts are wrong and quite dangerous for everyone working in the commercial kitchen environment. Commercial kitchen fires can occur quickly and burn extremely hot, making a kitchen hood system necessary for fire safety. If you attempt to install the kitchen hood system, you could install the system incorrectly leaving in ineffective. In fact, a poorly installed kitchen hood system can actually lead to a serious commercial kitchen fire.
When it comes to keeping your commercial building safe, there are a number of different systems that can be installed to protect against commercial fires. One of the more unique, but quickly growing, systems is a an air sampling smoke detection system. In environments where you traditional smoke detection would only alert to a fire already in progress, high sensitivity air sampling smoke detection recognizes the signs of a fire, sometimes even before the fire has ignited.