Why It’s So Important To Have Your Fire Systems Maintained

Your commercial fire systems are there to keep you and your employees safe in the event of a fire. Maintaining them regularly is important – and not just for the obvious reasons.

Today, we’re going to tackle the concept of fire alarm system maintenance and discuss why maintaining it frequently is so important. Let’s begin.

It Helps To Save Lives

File this under the ‘no kidding’ tab, but it’s always worth mentioning and mentioning again. Your employees are entitled to come to work and feel safe knowing their leadership did everything they could to ensure their well-being. For many, their work is our lives. Don’t let them down.

Saving Money

This might seem a little weird because you’re probably thinking ‘don’t I have to pay for monthly maintenance?’ The answer is yes you do, but most insurance companies – provided you can prove that you get your fire suppression equipment inspected regularly – will offer some pretty hefty discounts that can save you a hefty chunk of change. Keep your business safer and take advantage of savings doing it. Win, win!

Insurance

Insurance companies won’t pay your claim unless you can show proof that you have your system inspected. So if you can save money upfront and if the worst happens, you can rebuild, it behooves you to have your system maintained.

Federal, State, and Local Compliance

If you think the cost of monthly maintenance is annoying, wait until your local inspector comes and starts ringing you up for all of your code violations. And violations aren’t just a fine for not having something up to snuff. It also includes repair fees; installation fees and the like just to get certain components up to code. Monthly maintenance gets out in front of these issues so you don’t have to worry about code violations.

Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, or alarms installed and maintained on your commercial property – we can help. Stay safe, be diligent, and contact us for any questions or help you may need!

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Be Proactive, Not Reactive with Hydrant Maintenance

Fire hydrants need to be operable and capable of providing adequate fire protection, so systematic maintenance and inspections are vital. If repairs are needed, they can be scheduled and problems can be dealt with before they become catastrophic.

Hydrants should be inspected at least once a year. Dry-barrel fire hydrants may require two inspections per year, in the spring and fall.

Gain peace of mind knowing your hydrants are ready if you need them by calling us today.

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