Fire protection systems are very important components of a business, though their maintenance frequently gets overlooked. It’s easy to forget about fire protection when you’re running a business; your schedule probably gets overwhelming, and you’ll put this aspect on the back burner. However, it’s incredibly important to keep your fire protection system up to date. Do you need to update your system? Look for these three signs to find out.
Fire Extinguishers Are Expired
Did you know that fire extinguishers can become obsolete after a long period of time? That’s right–your current fire extinguishers may be useless during an emergency. Take a look at your fire extinguishers, and if they are several years old, it’s time to replace them. Also, make sure your number of extinguishers are up to fire code standards. During an emergency, without an extinguisher, you’ll have a serious safety issue on your hands.
Blocked Fire Exits
Emergency fire exits need to be clear of debris at all times. It’s possible that, over time, storage has taken over the area. However, this can create a real problem if there is an emergency. Without the ability to escape a fire, it then becomes a deadly situation. This is easily preventable, but it’s up to you to make sure that your fire safety plan includes exiting through these emergency fire exit doors.
Dust on Sprinklers
Have you ever been to a business, only to find their fire sprinklers covered in a layer of dust? This means the fire protection system desperately needs updating. It’s probably too old to provide serious safety coverage, meaning that the building is essentially functioning without any protection at all. Having a fire safety inspection can help you to understand exactly what you need to do in order to make your building fire-safe.
Judd Fire can help you protect your business from a disastrous fire
If you want to ensure your home and business are safe throughout the year, trust Judd Fire Protection, LLC. We have over two decades of experience with design, installation, service, and inspection of residential and commercial fire protection systems. We service clients throughout the Maryland, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia. If you are interested in finding out more about our services and protecting your home and business, give us a call at 410-871-3480 or contact us online. For more fire safety tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.