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Commercial Fire Protection

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

A fire in your business can be costly and time consuming.  Your business could be shut down for days, weeks or even months.  In addition to the tally on repairs, lost revenue can lead to an expensive disaster.  Having a fire protection/suppression system, as well as an emergency plan in place can help you minimize losses.  Here are some options when it comes to protecting your business from fire:

Commercial Fire Alarm Systems – Early warning systems that alert your staff to the presence of fire.  These systems also automatically notify first-responders, speeding up response times.

Fire Sprinkler Systems While alarm systems are designed to prevent fire, sprinkler systems are put in place to actively control fire until firefighters arrive.  Typical commercial systems release roughly 24 gallons per minute, whereas a standard fire hose releases anywhere from 80-120 gallons per minute.  So, while sprinkler systems don’t necessarily extinguish fire; they can greatly minimize potential damage.

Fire Protection Engineering Companies – During the construction or renovation of  your commercial space, you may be able to work with a specialized fire engineering group that can help you design fire-resistant elements for your building.

Emergency Response PlanHaving a plan in place for how you will respond to disaster in your commercial space can greatly reduce impacts of the unexpected.  Your plan should include emergency shut-offs and locations, vendor contacts and insurance information.  If you don’t currently have a plan, SERVPRO of Mobile County will help you put yours together for FREE.  Speak with your sales rep or give us a call for more information on this service.

When choosing the right options for your business, it definitely isn’t a one size fits all approach.  You may use one or more, or any combination of fire protection to do what is best suited to your individual company needs.  Once installed, you should always make sure your system(s) of choice are regularly inspected and maintained in order to ensure proper operation.  And remember, if you do experience a fire in your business, SERVPRO of Mobile is IICRC Certified in Fire and Smoke Restoration.  Our highly trained technicians are always Here to Help should you need us. 

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