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 »
A 2013 study performed by the NFPA concluded that fire sprinkler systems are effective 91 percent in all reported structure fires. But what about the other nine percent of the time? This percentage represents a number of times a fire sprinkler system has failed while performing its duty. Let’s take a moment to discuss what could have made these fire sprinklers fail. Read the rest of this entry »
When it comes to protecting your commercial space, it is important to not only follow the codes and regulation but to take extra measures as well. Simply installing a sprinkler system may not be enough to protect your employees and equipment. Let’s take a moment to discuss what components you should have for your commercial fire protection systems. Read the rest of this entry »
Corrosion in sprinkler piping is a major cause of sprinkler system failures. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 10% of sprinkler system failures are caused by corrosion. It is especially prevalent in dry pipe and pre-action systems. Sprinkler Corrosion is caused by the combination of metal piping, moisture and air and causes the piping to degrade. Ultimately, this will result in reduced water flow, pinhole leaks and sprinkler head or piping blockage.