Hotel and motel fires result in property losses up to $76 million every year. Despite the extremely high amount of property damaged caused by these fires, there are ways that hotel and motel staff can easily prevent large amounts of damage.
Believe it or not, the tried and true method for hotels to ensure their fire detection and suppression equipment is running safely is called TIM. Here’s How TIM works in hotels and motels across the country.
The first letter in TIM stands for testing. If your fire sprinkler system isn’t being regularly tested, then you’re putting the guests who stay at your hotel and the staff who work there in danger. Not to mention you’re risking a huge amount of property damage in the event that a fire does spread within the building. Fire sprinkler testing should be done at least twice annually to ensure that your fire suppression systems are working properly.
Inspection is the second step of TIM. If you want to make sure your hotel guests and staff are protected in the event of a fire, you should call your fire protection company in to perform regular inspections on all of your fire alarm services. Inspections should be done on fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, and any other fire alarm services in the building, including those in staff areas.
Perhaps the most important part of TIM is to create a regular maintenance schedule for your building. If you can establish a regular schedule for testing, inspections, and routine maintenance such as cleanings and minor repairs, your hotel is sure to be safer for your guests and staff.
How Can United Fire Help?
United Fire is a fire protection services company whose goal is to help you, your employees, and your business remain safe in the event of a fire. If you need help establishing TIM in your hotel or in any other business, our experts will be happy to help you.