Within a retail business, providing outstanding customer service is essential to the success of your company. Excellent customer service includes helping them find which product they want, but it also means promoting their safety and overall well-being. One good way to improve your customers’ safety is to have a fire protection system installed in your retail facility. Read on to learn exactly how it can protect your retail store!
Retail Fire Protection Systems
Making sure that your facility is equipped with the proper fire protection system will help improve safety and protect your inventory in the event of a fire. Over 60% of small businesses that experience a serious fire never reopen.
Fire Alarm Systems
Fire alarms are important in retail stores. In many cases, they’re required by code. Insurance carriers may also require fire alarm systems. A properly engineered and installed fire alarm system will alert customers of a fire emergency in all areas of the store. Fire alarm monitoring is an essential component of the system. Fire alarm monitoring systems alert the fire department that there’s a fire inside your facility, even if nobody is there to call 911.
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire sprinkler systems are very important in protecting your customers’ safety and controlling damage to your building and inventory in the event of a fire. Heat from a fire activates automatic sprinklers to control or extinguish a fire. This protects both your customers and your business.
Fire extinguishers should be placed throughout your store in accordance with NFPA standards. You might need different kinds of fire extinguishers depending on the type of merchandise you sell. In many cases, ABC fire extinguishers are suitable because they can extinguish fires from flammable liquids, burning plastic or paper, or electric equipment. Make sure your entire team is trained on how to use fire extinguishers correctly so that they can use them in the event of an emergency.
Testing and Inspections
Regular inspection and testing of your fire protection systems are the most effective way to make sure your systems will work as intended. As such, inspections are required by code. If your fire alarm and sprinkler systems aren’t working properly, it could have devastating consequences during a fire.
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.