Think of all the systems that keep your building protected from fire as one interconnected system. Each component works together to detect, locate, and suppress fires, alerting building occupants when evaluation is required. When one system is not working properly, an entire building is at risk. But to keep these systems operating, it takes regular inspection, testing attention, and maintenance. Required fire protection system inspections can be very expensive, but they do not have to be. There are ways that you can save money while properly maintaining an operational fire protection system. Read on to learn more!
If you can bundle services with your fire protection company, you will get better pricing overall. You will save money because your fire protection provider can be more efficient and those savings will be passed onto you. Technicians at most fire protection companies are cross-trained, meaning that one tech can do the job of two on certain systems. Because of this the company can avoid additional charges by reducing the labor necessary to inspect and test systems. For example, cross-trained technicians can service your sprinklers, fire alarm system and fire extinguishers eliminating the need for multiple crews..
Regular Maintenance Can Avoid Costly Repairs
The price for regular annual inspections of a typical fire sprinkler system will range from $1,000.00 to $5,000.00 a year, depending on the size of the building. A new fire sprinkler system will cost much more. The point being – regular maintenance is a real and tangible way to save money on inspections. Fire alarm systems are another example. Annual testing is required to be performed by licensed professionals, but your facility manager should be conducting weekly and monthly visual inspections. Something as obvious as leaking pipes, trouble conditions or damaged fire alarm devices are easily noticed. Catching a small problem before it turns into a large repair is quite important. Your fire protection company can set up an appropriate inspection schedule. Just make sure to accommodate the fire protection company when they call to schedule the inspection to avoid costly but preventable fire system repairs.
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.