Fires are no longer as common as they used to be thanks to increased safety standards, nonflammable building materials, and quick emergency response times. However, you still need to ensure that your business is as safe as possible with these fire protection systems.
Fire hydrants provide a water source for fire trucks’ hoses when they respond to an emergency. If you don’t have fire hydrants or if they’re not hooked up to your municipal water supply, you increase the chances of losing your building in a fire. Reach out to a professional who provides installation of fire hydrants San Diego CA, and make sure to have your hydrants inspected regularly.
Fire extinguishers don’t do much good against huge fires, but they are effective at stopping localized blazes before they spread. Every room in your building needs one, and each canister must have instructions clearly labeled on it. Fire extinguishers last between five and 15 years, so make sure to monitor each expiration date and replace any canisters with unknown lifespans.
For fires that are too out-of-control to be subdued by a fire extinguisher, sprinkler systems provide the next line of defense. Some business owners are reluctant to install sprinklers because they’re worried about ruining their papers or furniture. However, properly installed sprinklers don’t go off randomly, and if you do have a fire, the damage caused by water is nothing compared to the damage from an uncontrolled fire. As with fire hydrants, ensure that your system is connected to your municipal water supply and that it’s in working order.
While it’s important to reduce the number of fire hazards in your workplace, it’s also crucial to strengthen your fire response systems. Invest in these tools to mitigate the damage and expenses caused by each fire.