Installing a fire suppression system in your building doesn’t guarantee that it will work when you need it. To ensure you can keep the occupants in your building safe when a fire breaks out, you need to inspect and service your fire system regularly.
Below is a list of why you want to want to set time aside to inspect your fire suppression system regularly.
INSPECTIONS SAVE LIVES
By inspecting your fire system, you can locate and identify broken areas or weaknesses inherent in your system. If your sprinkler system is malfunctioning, it won’t be able to discharge water at the pressure it needs to douse the fire.
Locating and fixing problems in your fire protection system as quickly as possible will ensure it’s ready to save lives in case of a fire.
AVOID NON COMPLIANCE FINES
Keeping up to date on your inspections helps save lives, but local fire codes also require them. You will be fined if you aren’t inspecting your fire safety systems. Hire a fire protection contractor to conduct inspections as often as your laws require.
If your fire safety system doesn’t work (or it discharges due to a false alarm), you would face a large repair bill and a lot of wasted time. Worse still, the downtime you need to take to fix these issues will cost your business more money every day until you’re ready to open your doors again.
SCORE INSURANCE DISCOUNTS
Some insurance companies will reward your consistent inspection schedule with a reduced insurance bill. Preparing a service plan that includes regularly scheduled fire system inspections may cause insurance companies to extend a discount to you for reducing your liabilities.
KEEP YOUR BUSINESS RUNNING
Fires always cost something, if not lives. You can lose patrons, and you may have to lay off employees until you can reopen your business. If a company stays closed for too long, they lose a large chunk of customers for the long term. Worse still, the damages done to the building itself will be severe. Even if you have good insurance, your out of pocket cost will be sky-high.
For these reasons and more, you want to stay on top of your regular inspection schedule and be sure your system works when you need it most. Prepare a service plan to schedule inspections on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis.