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 »

Four Reasons Fire Sprinkler Systems Fail

June 7th, 2016
Fire sprinkler systems

Nearly 90 percent of fires can be stopped by working fire sprinkler systems. But what about the percentage of non-working systems?

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 »

The Basic Components of Commercial Fire Protection

June 3rd, 2016
Commercial fire protection

Do you know what fire protection equipment you should have in your commercial space?

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 »

Should You Recharge or Replace Your Fire Extinguisher?

May 27th, 2016
Replace or Recharge your fire extinguisher

If your fire extinguisher reaches this level, it is time to recharge it.

If you have used your fire extinguisher lately, you have two choices: replace it or recharge it. But how do you know which choice is right for your fire suppression equipment? Let’s take a look at how to tell which option is right for you. Read the rest of this entry »

The Risk Of Sprinkler Corrosion

May 26th, 2016

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.sp corr

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