Installing a fire protection system in your Carroll County building demonstrates your commitment to security and the safety of your coworkers, employees, or residents. These people count on you to have the proper system to ensure they stay safe during a fire emergency. In fact, regular inspections of your fire protection system are vital to ensure it meets fire code requirements in Maryland. These four prevalent problems with your fire protection system can disrupt or prevent it from functioning correctly. Therefore, protecting your property and people against fire.
Dirty Smoke Detectors in Your System’s Ductwork
Make sure that all smoke detectors installed in your air handling system’s ductwork are correctly cleaned, tested, and functioning. Significant buildings often have massive air handling systems with smoke detectors placed in ducts and dust systems. Also, these smoke detectors sense smoke from motors, filters, and fans, giving you an early warning to take action.
In addition, your fire protection system can only operate when you maintain smoke detectors properly and clean or change air filters in the ductwork. They require routine changing due to the quick build-up of dust and dirt.
Blocked Fire Exits
Maintaining clear and accessible fire exits in your Carroll County building is imperative for public safety. Additionally, determine whether the area surrounding all fire exits is clutter-free, especially near the emergency exits. In particular, restaurant owners must ensure nothing is blocking any secondary exit doors in employee work areas or customer-accessible areas. So, maintaining accessible fire exits is an easy way to ensure your fire protection measures will pass fire inspections.
Obstructed Fire Alarm Pull Stations
Most modern commercial buildings have fire alarm pull stations. Still, people sometimes obstruct these pull stations with plants, furniture, or other items without even realizing it. Check the areas around all fire alarm pull stations and ensure they are clearly labeled. This way, people can quickly locate them during an emergency. Overall, having transparent access to a fire alarm pull station can save lives.
Air Diffusers Placed Near Smoke Detectors
After completing HVAC renovations, air diffusers might be placed near the smoke detectors in your Carroll County, MD, building. This can be hazardous because it causes excessive dust and dirt build-up on the smoke detector sensor. As a result, the contamination can trigger false alarms. So, make sure you keep a reasonable distance between air diffusers and your smoke detectors.
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 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.