Fire Sprinkler Repair
One of the best tools for keeping fire from spreading is the
modern sprinkler system. Sprinklers have proven to greatly reduce property
damage and are very effective at protecting life. In fact, the motto of the
sprinkler fitters’ union is Sprinklers Save Lives.
Many Toronto business owners opt for an integrated alarm and
sprinkler system. These professional systems make noise and flash light to
alert people to danger at the same time as water is released to douse the
flames. The alarm usually connects to emergency services so that EMS will
respond 24/7. Other components of a modern system might include exit lights
that illuminate escape routes and strategically placed fire extinguishers.
If your home or business has a sprinkler system, or if you’re
thinking of installing one, you may be wondering about how to keep the
sprinkler in good working condition. It’s necessary for any type of fire safety
equipment to undergo periodic tests to ensure that it’s in good operating
order, and sprinklers are no exception. Fortunately, there are companies that
specialize in fire safety and will run periodic checks on any of your
equipment. The best companies employ skilled and knowledgeable people who will
not only test and maintain your sprinklers, but who will be able to repair them
if anything goes wrong.
Planning and Training
Some fire safety companies also provide personnel who can help
to assist you and your staff to devise a fire safety plan, which is one of the
most important things to consider. The components of a plan might include the
- Prevention. How
can we work to prevent fires from happening in the first place? This is one of
the most important elements in fire safety. Look for flammable materials that
are not properly stored, cigarette smokers tossing butts away, heating
appliances that should be unplugged or moved away from items that could ignite,
or wiring that is not up to code. Designate an employee to be a fire warden, in
charge of identifying and eliminating fire hazards.
- Evacuation Plan. Knowing
how to find your way out of the building in case of fire is crucial. You should
have at least two fire drills per year to make sure that everyone remembers
during an emergency.
- Training. Learn
how to use the equipment you have properly. Make sure you’re setting alarms and
sprinklers right. Place extinguishers in the proper place and learn how to use
one before you actually need to.
Working with Fire Safety Experts
Each year in Canada, fire kills or severely injures thousands of
people and destroys millions of dollars’ worth of property. Even a small fire
can cause a business to close for several weeks or months. Partnering with a
company that specializes in fire safety provides an extra layer of assurance
that you are doing everything you can do to protect employees, clients, and
Choose a company that’s a leader in the field and puts an
emphasis on employing people with excellent skills, experience, and a
Stay safe! Call a fire safety expert