04 Oct Fire Sprinkler Inspections Protect Property and Save Lives in Georgia
Fire Protection Services Offers Fire Sprinkler Inspections for Commercial Buildings throughout Georgia including Perry, Warner Robins, Macon, Atlanta, Central Georgia, and North Georgia.
A fire sprinkler system is your first line of defense in the event of a fire. Routine fire sprinkler inspections are key to ensuring your life safety systems function properly in case of an emergency. In 2018 alone, dozens of fires in Georgia have been contained by properly functioning sprinkler systems, saving property from extensive damage and protecting lives.
A fire that ignites in a warehouse, shopping mall, apartment complex, hospital, school, church, or just about anywhere can cause loss of life and costly destruction. Even a small fire can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. Not only do fires put employees and property in danger, but they also cost the American economy hundreds of billions of dollars each year.
Damage to business property and equipment, rising insurance premiums, and lost profits and productivity are just the beginning of fire recovery expenses. As many as 60% of businesses never recover from a fire, making it business critical to ensure your fire and life safety systems are up-to-code.
In fact, in the state of Georgia, fires to commercial structures causing injury or deaths are higher than the national average by 3.3 and 2.9 percent respectively.
Fire Sprinkler Inspections Save Lives
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” – Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin famously told Philadelphians in 1736 that “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” when it came to fire preparedness and safety. So to what extent can we protect our property and businesses?
Fire prevention for businesses operating in Georgia is governed by several organizations: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration provides guidance on fire prevention plans, while the Fire Marshal’s office for Georgia stipulates rules and regulations for minimum fire safety standards in the state.
Recent changes to tax laws have made it much easier for businesses of all sizes to manage the financial outlay and ongoing maintenance for fire prevention equipment. In some cases, businesses are now able to purchase fire alarms and protection systems and receive a tax break in the same financial year for doing so.
The nature and size of your business premises will determine the kind of fire prevention equipment and strategies you employ. A business may require fire alarms, smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, portable extinguishers or any combination of the above to be installed and maintained in order to comply with Georgia’s state laws.
Routine Fire Sprinkler Inspections is Critical for Georgia Commerical Properties
Ongoing maintenance of fire safety equipment is critical for all commercial properties. Routine inspections of fire sprinkler systems should be made weekly, quarterly, and yearly to ensure valves, gauges, pipes, and bracing function properly. Trained technicians should carefully inspect your sprinklers to ensure your fire sprinkler system will operate effectively in the event of an emergency. Fire Protection Services has experience inspecting:
- Wet pipe systems
- Dry pipe systems
- Deluge systems
- Pre-action systems
- Fire pumps
- Stand pipes
Our thorough fire sprinkler inspections ensure your life safety systems meet the most current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. According to NFPA code 25, testing of a fire sprinkler system’s mechanical devices should be carried out to ensure they are all in full working condition. Full testing of the whole system is required by a qualified technician to ensure water flow, pumps, alarms, and valves are capable of responding in an emergency. Without regularly checking your fire protection systems are operable, you may find your company goes up in smoke and cannot be revived.
Protecting your business against fire may not be your first priority — but it is ours! Fire Protection Services provides fire and life safety system testing, inspection, maintenance, and repair for commercial properties throughout Georgia. We service all makes and models of fire alarms, fire sprinklers, fire extinguishers, vent hood suppression, and backflow preventers. With over 30 years in the industry, we can make sure your fire prevention and protection systems are up-to-code and ready to fight fire in the event of an emergency. If you’re located in Georgia, call us today to schedule a visit from one of our licensed and experienced technicians.
For Atlanta and North Georgia, call 770-637-1042.
For Perry and Central Georgia, call 478-324-8626.