Part of owning a property or business is making sure you and your employees are prepared for the worst-case scenario. If you own a commercial building, it’s important that you hire an experienced fire protection company to protect your assets from fire damage. An excellent fire protection company will inspect your building, select the best fire suppression system for your facility, and exceed expectations. Here are some tips to help you choose the best fire protection company for your property.
Level of Experience
If you have or want, quality fire equipment in your building, then you will need a company with the knowledge to install and service the latest technology. If you have old fire suppression systems that still pass regulations, then you’ll need a company that knows how to repair and maintain service older equipment. In short, good fire protection companies are experienced with all types of technology, both old and new.
It is essential to ensure that the fire protection company you hire knows what they are doing. When a fire protection company is licensed, the state has qualified them to provide fire protection services. If you are considering a fire protection company that is hesitant to share its licensing information, it can be a red flag. If a fire happens, you need the products and systems you paid for to properly. You will only receive this peace of mind when you work with a licensed fire protection contractor.
Range of Services Offered
From warehouses to commercial kitchens, the need for fire protection services varies by industry. When a fire protection company specializes in only one area, customers who need multiple fire protection services, such as sprinklers and fire alarms, can be problematic. When looking for a fire protection company, look at industries served and all their fire protection services. Be aware of companies that promise to do everything but use sub-contractors.
Knowledge of Fire Safety Regulations
In order to keep a building compliant with fire codes, it is important to hire a company that is aware of any new updates to fire safety regulations. Before hiring a fire protection company, be sure to ask about their knowledge of NFPA standards, as well as state and local codes. You will also need a fire protection company that will keep your building compliant with fire safety standards set by your insurance.
You don’t have time to waste when you need maintenance or emergency services for your fire equipment. By considering fire protection companies that are proactive in servicing your equipment, rather than waiting for you to call them, you’ll save time, money, and stress. With proactive service, you have less chance of a leaky sprinkler system or an electrical fire and a better chance of passing fire inspections.
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