If you have hired a fire protection company for inspection, testing, repair services or to install new system(s), there’s a lot to think about. Being proactive protects your employees and property from potential fire damage. But with so many different companies out there, how can you decide which one is the best? We have compiled a detailed list of things to consider and ask when selecting a fire protection company. Read on to learn more!
Which Fire Protection Services Do You Provide?
The kinds of fire protection systems you need for your property might influence which vendor you select. Some vendors concentrate on one or two different kinds of services. For example, certain vendors perform portable fire extinguishers and kitchen inspections, while other companies focus on fire alarms or sprinklers. Does your vendor cover all fire protection services you need? If not, you should consider looking for another company.
How Much Experience Do You Have?
When doing research on fire protection companies, please pay attention to how long they have been in business. This is critical because if you’re looking for a long-term fire safety partner, stability is quite important. Fire codes, regulations, and technologies change, but longevity indicates that a company does good work—the more experienced, the better.
Are You Active in NFPA, FSSA, and/or NAFED?
By becoming a member of these fire protection organizations, companies are able to keep up with never-ending code changes, technology advancements and other industry happenings. Joining these groups doesn’t always mean a fire protection company is trustworthy or reputable, but it certainly helps. It takes a lot of time, knowledge, and effort to become a leader in the fire safety field. Leadership in the various trade associations is a good sign of a fire protection company dedicated to their craft.
How About Pricing?
There are a lot of fire protection companies that provide low-cost inspections. Are you looking to “buy a tag” to keep the fire official satisfied, or do you want a thorough and detailed inspection to make sure that your employees and customers are safe? Costs are important, and we get it. But have some perspective: fire safety is not a joke. Fireline emphasizes quality and service. Be aware of companies that promise the “lowest prices” or offer a deep discount.
Fire Protection Services from Fireline
Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or an automatic sprinkler system installed at your commercial property, Fireline has you covered. We have been protecting people and property from fire damage since 1947—and our experience shows in our excellent work! We are known for our superb customer service, our expertise, and our reliability. For more information on how we can help your residential or commercial property, visit us online or give us a call at (800) 553-3405. We are located in Baltimore, MD, with a second office in Leesburg, VA. For more fire safety tips, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.