Does the design of your building show that you put fire safety at the forefront? Today, we’re going to help you figure that out by sharing a fire safety checklist with you. These are essential fire protection equipment and systems that you need to have in your building for your commercial property to be as safe as possible. If you discover that your building is lacking, contact us today.
In regards to emergency lighting, there are specific standards that you must follow. One of these standards includes ensuring that all emergency exits are readable and marked. We recommend that you never wait until an emergency happens to find that your lighting or other systems aren’t up to par. A commercial property that doesn’t have fire safety in mind will lead to disaster, which you can avoid.
Are smoke detectors installed correctly throughout your building? Make sure that regular tests and inspections happen on your smoke detectors. We can help out with that. Always remember to change your batteries as needed as well.
Portable fire extinguishers, in particular, are ideal. Always make sure they’re charged and ready for use in case a fire emergency happens. When you have fire extinguishers on deck, it makes a world of difference. However, what’s even more important is that you have the proper class of fire extinguishers for your industry. One type of fire extinguisher won’t put out all fires. For example, if you need to put out a grease fire, you need a class F fire extinguisher.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It’s crucial to have a system that can detect this odorless, colorless, and deadly gas. As with any other fire protection system, you want to make sure that your carbon monoxide detector has regular inspections, mainly because you can’t smell this gas whatsoever.
Automatic Sprinkler Systems
The U.S. Fire Administration reports that over 100,000 commercial fires happen every year. You can prevent this unfortunate event from happening to you. Automatic sprinkler systems work to put a fire out immediately, and they only spray in the actual fire’s location. You won’t have to panic about your building flooding and a lot of property damage. Fire sprinkler systems save lives, and so does the rest of these systems.
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.