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Fire Safety Tips: How To Dispose of Fire Extinguisher

Did you know that most fire extinguishers will come with expiration dates on them? You should keep a close eye on every fire extinguisher in a commercial building and replace expired ones accordingly. Generally speaking, most fire extinguishers will last between 5 and 15 years before needing to be replaced. But every fire extinguisher is going to…

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How to Select the Best Commercial Fire Protection System for Your Business

As a business owner, are you worried about the safety of your commercial building? If you don’t have an updated fire alarm system or one at all, you should. In 2021, there were around 125,000 commercial building fires in the United States. Faulty wires, human error, and cooking equipment are all common ways that fires get started…

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Complete Commercial Smoke Detector Installation Guide

A Complete Guide to Commercial Smoke Detector Installation As a commercial property or facility manager, you are responsible for the safety of everyone in the building, meaning it’s essential to ensure that the building is equipped with the necessary safety devices, such as smoke detectors. Smoke detectors provide an early warning system for fires, allowing…

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Don’t Wait Until it’s Too Late: The Importance of Having a Fire Detection and Alarm System

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 3,340 fires in office properties per year.  Fire damage can range in severity and can be incredibly expensive. The same report also reveals that workplace fires cause an estimated $112 million in direct property damage annually.  While you cannot prevent every emergency,…

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Tips for Saving on Your Commercial Fire Alarm System Cost

Fires and explosions caused almost 500 occupational fatalities between 2016 and 2020. With statistics like that, fire safety should be a priority for your office, factory, or other non-residential property. Consider a commercial fire alarm system cost sooner rather than later. It’s an essential part of running a successful business. Think of a fire alarm system as…

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fire sprinkler vs fire suppression

Fire Sprinkler vs Fire Suppression Systems: The Pros and Cons of Each

Are you concerned about fires breaking out on your commercial property? Then it’s time to install a fire sprinkler vs fire suppression system. Fire safety is a crucial safety precaution for anyone who owns commercial property. A commercial fire is not only dangerous for the people but also for your assets. Fire safety should be…

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antifreeze sprinkler system

Why You Need an Antifreeze Sprinkler System Check

In 2019 there were over 110,000 commercial fires, nearly 30% of which were caused by cooking. Many commercial businesses mitigate the risk of severe injury and damage using wet sprinkler systems. In areas where the weather drops below freezing temperatures, some businesses use sprinkler systems integrated with antifreeze to keep the water in its liquid state. …

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The Difference Between a Conventional and Addressable Fire Alarm System

A perceptive fire alarm system is literally life-saving. Yet, it’s also important that a system is not overactive. Systems that ring false alarms are a serious drain on resources. And, the rush to evacuate they trigger can lead to injuries—and, more rarely, deaths—which are entirely needless.    Recent research shows every single false alarm costs up…

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What's Inside a Fire Extinguisher: Your Questions Answered

What’s Inside a Fire Extinguisher: Your Questions Answered

Whether you’re a property manager or a business owner, it pays to know as much about fire safety as you can. When it comes to fire safety tools, fire extinguishers are one of the most widely used and are required in all U.S. businesses.  While you may be familiar with how to use your fire extinguisher, what’s…

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What is Your Fire Sprinkler Systems Life Expectancy

What is Your Fire Sprinkler Systems Life Expectancy

There were an estimated 111,000 non-residential fires in 2020. With those high numbers, it’s not a good idea to leave your building’s safety to chance. You have to make sure that your building’s fire sprinkler systems are in their best condition 24/7.  To do this, you have to know your fire sprinkler systems life expectancy. Then,…

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