One danger that all property owners must be aware of when owning and managing commercial property is the danger that can come from fires. Any fire has the potential to completely wreck a property, causing a loss in revenue for months or years to come depending on the level of damage done. To avoid losing your commercial property to a devastating fire, it is important to invest in fire protection services. There are several different types of fire protection services and this article will take a look at what they are.
- Fire Alarm Services: Perhaps the most basic form of fire protection service comes from a fire alarm. A fire alarm system can alert anyone in the building to the presence of a fire and allow people to evacuate before the fire grows too large and makes escape impossible. A fire alarm system can also send an alert to the authorities when it’s activated, prompting a quick response from the fire department before the fire grows out of control. Regular fire alarm inspections can make sure your building’s fire alarm system remains in good working order.
- Fire Sprinkler Systems: Another form of fire protection service comes from fire sprinkler systems. While fire alarm systems alert to the presence of a fire, fire sprinkler systems can activate when they detect a fire present in the building and attempt to douse the fire before it can grow too large. Even if the fire sprinkler system can’t completely extinguish the blaze, it can delay it’s spread long enough for the fire department to arrive and put the fire out themselves. Similar to fire alarm systems, which require a regular fire alarm inspection, fire sprinklers must also be regularly inspected to make sure they are in good order and working properly.
- Fire Suppression Systems: A third form of fire protection comes from what are known as fire suppression systems. These systems can also use water to suppress a fire, like fire sprinklers, but they can also use other materials like dry chemicals to douse a fire once a fire has been detected by the system. Some companies prefer to use a fire suppression system that uses chemicals to douse a fire instead of a fire sprinkler system, but it’s really a matter of preference as both are effective in suppressing fires provided they are properly maintained.
In conclusion, there are a number of fire protection services out there in the world. These include fire alarm systems, which require regular fire alarm inspections to make sure they are working properly. They also include fire sprinkler systems, which use water to suppress a fire once it has been detected, and fire suppression systems which can use water or dry chemicals to suppress a fire that has been detected by the system. These are the basic systems that can be used to protect a commercial property from a fire.