Fires can cause devastating damage to your home or business. A fire can cause a loss of lives, injure people, damage your property, and cause downtime for your business. It is important to protect your home and business with fire sprinklers to minimize their impact.
Fire Sprinklers Save Lives
The number one purpose of fire sprinkler systems is to save lives. According to the NFPA, in homes where fire sprinklers were present the fire death rate was 81% lower. Fire sprinkler systems save lives by acting early and controlling a fire before the fire department can arrive. By preventing the spread of fire, fire sprinklers increase the likelihood of survival in a fire by allowing people to evacuate safely and by reducing the amount of toxic fumes released by a fire.
Minimize Property Damage
Fire sprinkler systems can prevent a fire from growing larger and causing extensive damage to your property. The sprinkler head nearest to the fire will activate to contain or extinguish the fire before it can spread to other parts of the building. Fire sprinklers act before the fire department can arrive and use less water than fire hoses.
Protect Your Business or Home with Fire Sprinklers
Fire sprinkler systems are the most effective way to save lives and protect your property from damage. Simply having fire alarms and fire extinguishers in your building is not enough. Fire sprinklers act automatically and take action to reduce the impact of fire. Fire alarms cannot stop the spread of fire and fire extinguishers are only effective if the fire is small and there is a person around who knows how to use it.
It is important to work with a licensed fire protection contractor to install fire sprinkler systems in your property. Fire sprinklers may be required by state or local code and must be installed in accordance with regulations. There are different types of fire sprinklers, and it is important that the right system is installed in your property to provide the best level of protection.
Simply installing fire sprinklers in your property is not enough. Fire sprinkler systems must be inspected and tested on a regular basis to help ensure that they are working properly. Sprinklers may need to be inspected weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually.
Reliance Installs and Services Fire Sprinkler Systems
Reliance Fire Protection designs, installs, inspects, tests and repairs fire sprinkler systems. For over 30 years, we have been providing fire sprinkler systems to businesses in the Baltimore, MD and Washington D.C. areas. Our NICET certified inspectors will help to ensure that your sprinkler systems are in working order. If you are interested in learning more about our services, contact us today.