The fire protection industry takes fire safety very seriously. In order to provide the best possible fire protection for your home or business, a fire protection inspector is required to perform a routine fire protection inspection on fire suppression equipment.
This is because a fire may start at any time, and it’s important that you have peace of mind knowing that the fire extinguishing system in place is up-to-date and ready to go.
How Often Do You Need a Fire Protection Inspection?
It depends on the code of your local jurisdiction and company stipulations. For example, visual inspections may be needed weekly or a few times per year depending on these codes and jurisdictions.
Weekly visual inspections involve taking a look at your control panel, fuses, and LEDs. Semi-annual and annual visual inspections center around checking your batteries and other components of your fire protection systems.
Fire protection inspection services can be tailor-made for individuals or businesses.
A Fire Safety Plan
A fire safety plan is essential to fire prevention. Many fire prevention companies offer fire prevention training, and fire safety education for emergency response.
In addition to having regular inspections of your fire protection system, there are some basic steps you can take to keep fires at bay. Here are some of the most important ones.
- Do not leave any fire unattended.
- Keep fire alarms clean and regularly tested.
- Install fire escapes and provide fire escape ladders.
- Check fire extinguishers regularly
- Keep fire doors closed and provide fire door closers.
- Install smoke detectors on every level of the building, including basements.
Finally, even if you regularly check and upgrade your fire protection systems. It will not be effective if you don’t practice fire safety education with all occupants of your property.
The bottom line is that people need to know exactly what they should do when there is a fire.
Consider a Sprinkler System
In the fire protection industry fire sprinklers are widely used. When fire sprinklers are installed in a building, fire sprinkler heads are installed along with piping.
The fire sprinkler head is filled with pressurized air and water. The fire sprinkler head will release and spray the water on fire when it reaches a pre-determined temperature or heat source.
Fire sprinklers are installed in buildings for safety purposes to protect all occupants from fires that could happen due to an electrical fault, faulty installation of heating systems, or other sources of fire.
A fire protection inspection is something that should be done routinely in all buildings. This is because fires can happen at any time and it is important for the building to be ready to handle it.
The best way to ensure that your building is ready for a fire is to take precautions before a fire happens. If you would like help with fire alarm inspection or installation, please contact us.