Installing an appropriate fire protection system (like fire alarms and sprinkler systems) is only the first step towards preventing fire hazards because these systems are not something you can simply “set and forget.” Proper design and installation is key, but regular fire safety inspection and maintenance services are also essential to make sure your system is properly functioning and ready to do its job when needed.
These systems often are made up of many parts that—if neglected—can break down over time. You do not want to find out that your fire protection system is inoperable during an emergency.
This is why as a business owner or property manager you should consider regular fire safety inspection and maintenance services a must. Here are 5 reasons you should have your commercial facility or building’s fire protection systems services ASAP:
Ensure Safety to Save Lives
There’s nothing more tragic than an untimely loss of life, especially in a preventable accident like a building fire. Regular equipment servicing ensures your fire protection system stays in tip-top condition at all times, so if a fire breaks out your optimally-working fire protection system will do its job and help save lives.
Discover Faults in a Timely Manner
Periodic inspections, testing, and maintenance help identify and fix any minor faults or issues before they turn into a serious problem and lead to a system failure. The goal of these inspections is to identify and fix problems so that in case a fire occurs, all components work properly.
Save On Repairs & Other Costs
It’s natural to watch our expenses, and getting your fire protection system serviced may at first seem like an unnecessary additional expense. However, it can actually help you save some serious cash down the road in several ways.
Needlessly putting off inspection and maintenance services can eventually lead to major issues that will require costly repairs. Regular servicing and maintenance also will help elongate the overall lifespan of the system, preventing expensive replacements. A well-serviced system can also help avoid or minimize property loss in case of a fire hazard.
Remember, small repairs now are cheaper than big repairs later!
Remain Property Code Compliant
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has set standards regarding inspection, testing, and maintenance of fire protection systems. Moreover, different states and regions have different safety codes. Inability to comply with safety codes can lead to hefty fines and penalties. An easy way to make sure you remain property code compliant at all times is to let the fire protection professionals handle the task for you.
Receive Insurance Discounts
Having a complete fire protection system can help you qualify for discounts with your insurance provider. However, the insurance discount may depend on how frequently you seek inspection, testing, and maintenance services for the system. We recommend contacting your insurance provider to discuss any potential savings you can take advantage of.
The Bottom Line
Property managers play an essential role in ensuring the safety and security of a building or facility, and one of the most critical parts of their job is to plan ahead to prevent and mitigate fire hazards in case of an emergency. The expert team at Fire Fighter Sales & Service Co. can make that job easier!
Our team of highly-skilled professionals are experienced in installing, inspecting, and maintaining fire safety systems in commercial buildings. So if you haven’t had your fire alarms, sprinklers, and other fire protection systems inspected and serviced recently, contact us at 888-412-FIRE or click this link for a FREE consultation today.