As spring turns into summer, hotter weather and drier conditions could threaten your building with the possibility of a fire. If your fire alarms haven’t been inspected since last year, then you should expedite the process of having them examined and upgraded. Here are some compelling reasons to update your fire alarms.
Keep People Safe
First of all, your fire alarms will help save lives and keep people safe. Whether they are guests or employees, you always want to be sure that every single one of your occupants will be able to escape a fire or other emergency unharmed. Updating your fire alarms will help achieve that goal. Along with the standard alarms, make sure you furnish your building with smoke detectors, heat sensors, warning bells, and flashing lights.
Protect Your Property
When you have these fire protection measures in place, you can also protect your property. Your entire staff should be given adequate training so they can operate a fire extinguisher to put out small fires while first responders are on their way. An automated fire alarm system can locate the source of the blaze and communicate vital information such as where your building is to the nearest firehouse, meaning quicker response and more of your property saved during a fire.
Reduce Possible Downtime
Even minor fire damage can keep your doors closed for a few days. However, when you’re closed, you can’t serve your customers, and you and your workers alike won’t be able to come to work. Modernized and upgraded fire alarms can help you reduce any potential downtime that will interfere with the health of your business.
Help Your Insurance
If your fire alarms meet the requirements of your insurance company, then it will help you get better premiums and coverage. You will almost certainly need fire alarms before any insurance provider agrees to protect you. Before your next incident, make sure your entire building is compliant with all the necessary safety codes.
Prevent Compliance Issues
Speaking of which, having the right alarms will help prevent compliance issues. By complying with all industry and governmental regulations, you can avoid hefty fines and the resulting damage to your business reputation. All you need is a fire alarm that won’t let you down when you need it most.
Commercial and Residential Fire Prevention from Judd Fire Protection
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 in designing, installing, inspecting, and repairing residential and commercial fire protection systems. We serve clients throughout 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.