Do you know how long you existing fire protection system has been in place? If you don’t know or if it has been a long time since its installation, it is probably time for a new and updated one. As with most advanced systems of today, commercial fire protection systems are not made to last forever and will need to eventually be replaced.
How do you know when it is time to replace your system? These are three of the most common signs:
- System Age – Many advancements and technological strides have happened in the fire protection industry over the past few years. This means that older systems are not only outdated, but much less reliable and efficient than the advanced ones of today. Keeping an old system in place could actually be putting your commercial space and employees in possible danger.
- Business or Facility Changes – Has your office been updated lately? Have you added a few more employees and expanded a little? With an office expansion comes the need for an upgraded fire protections system to ensure that these changes have not interfered with your area’s fire codes. These changes could call for additional fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and even new fire sprinkler piping. Even the most minute of changes, such as moving where things are stored, could call for an updated fire protection system. It is important that you make sure your business is properly protected.
- Service Calls – Are you beginning to notice that you are having to have your commercial fire protection system serviced more and more frequently? Are the calls becoming even closer together? If your system has been showing signs of failure, it is trying to tell you that it is desperately time for an upgrade. Frequent calls typically mean that your system is not working properly – and this could be very dangerous for the building occupants and employees. To keep your people safe, it is important that you begin the process of upgrading your commercial fire protection system.
It is of the utmost importance that your commercial fire protection system is kept updated and in perfect working order to keep both people and property safe should a fire occur. For more information on fire protection systems, contact the safety experts at A Total Solution, Inc. today.