Fire alarms are an important part of protecting your business from fire emergencies. But they are also one of the most misunderstood parts of fire protection equipment. These alarms serve one purpose: to alert you and the occupants of the building that there is a fire and you should evacuate the building as quickly as possible. Now that we know the purpose of these alarms, let’s take a moment to talk about some myths about commercial fire alarms and what the truth is.
Myth: All I Need are a Few Fire Alarms and My Building Will Be Protected from Fire
Truth: While commercial fire alarms are an important part of protecting your business but they are not the only way to protect your building. Fire alarms are required in your facility, but they should not be your sole protection. You should have a fire suppression system like sprinkler systems installed in your facility for real and instantaneous protection. Your business should also have round the clock monitoring to protect your business all the time.
Myth: I’ll Smell the Smoke So I Don’t Need a Fire Alarm.
Truth: While you may be able to smell smoke, your nose may not be as reliable as you think it is. Fire protection should not be left to your nose to figure out. Fire can break out at the most opportune times and depends on where it ignites and how quickly it burns, you and your employees may never smell or see the flames. But when you rely on commercial fire alarms, there won’t be any guess or waiting to smell smoke. When smoke is detected, your commercial fire alarms will sound, giving everyone enough time to evacuate without injury or damage.
Myth: I Do Not Need to Have My Fire Alarms or Fire Suppression Systems Inspected.
Truth: Actually, regular system inspections are required by many building codes and regulations. These inspections should be done by a qualified professional like the inspectors at Fireline to make sure your systems are working properly. If your systems are found to be inadequate, your building will have to be brought up to code as soon as possible or you risk your business being shut down.
These are just some of the myths associated with commercial fire alarms. For more information on protecting your business, call Fireline today!
Myths of Commercial Fire Alarms with Fireline
At Fireline, we offer an array of portable fire extinguishers, fire alarms, and sprinkler systems to keep commercial kitchens safe. Fireline offers the highest quality alarm systems to keep your business safe from fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. We also offer fire suppression systems as well to help keep commercial fires controlled should they break out. Our trained technicians will work with you to determine which air sampling smoke detection system is best for your business. We will also help install and maintain the system for your commercial building.