5 Aspects of a Fire Hydrant Repair

There are over seven million fire hydrants in the United States. With so many in service in nearly every city across the country, some are bound to experience issues, which can lead to complicated problems when it comes time to use them. That’s why fire hydrant repair is so important. So what can cause damage to a fire hydrant? What …

Fire Hydrant Repair: Everything You Need to Know

Did you know that in the state of Texas alone, 20,595 structure fires happened in 2010? That was a 4% increase from the previous year. And in 2015, Texas was one of 3 states that had the most deaths by fire. This statistic is sad, expensive, and often avoidable. If you own a building, this article’s for you. Regular maintenance of …

Why and When Do You Need Fire Sprinkler Inspections?

Fire sprinklers are often your first line of defense against the potential devastation — or even fatal consequence — of a commercial or workplace fire. However, if you fail to conduct the correct kind and amount of fire sprinkler inspections, your sprinklers could prove insufficient to defend your property. Without proper inspection of your life safety systems, you could be …

How Does a Smoke Detector Work and How Many Lives Does It Save?

Did you know that 7 people die every day from fires? What about the fact that approximately 20% of all fire deaths occur from inadvertent smoke inhalation due to a dysfunctional smoke alarm inside the structure? You may have already heard that having an operational smoke detector in a building can cut the risk of death by fire inside it by …

Fire Pump Shaft Alignment

While the installation of a life safety system to your property is a crucial line of defense against fire damage, you should remember this step is only half the battle. Regular maintenance and proper care for the system are essential to ensuring everything works exactly as it’s intended to if disaster strikes. A significant part of keeping all of your …

Backflow Prevention Testing 101: 5 Fast Facts

There are up to 30 million cases of illness linked to waterborne bacteria and contamination documented every year. Having clean water at your worksite, commercial building, or residential center is essential to good health. In order to keep your water clean and safe, you need to implement a few simple backflow prevention testing practices. Backflow can happen in a couple …

4 Things to Consider When Selecting Emergency Lighting

When constructing a building, many things need to be taken into consideration or you’ll end up with problems on your hands. And potentially lawsuits. Whether its alarms, fire sprinkler systems or smoke detectors, there are many safety measures that should go into a building’s construction. Perhaps lower on peoples’ minds, though, is emergency lighting. Highly important during an emergency, this …

4 Reasons Why Your Home Needs CCTV Video Surveillance

People have differing opinions on CCTV video surveillance for their homes. This option of security has certain benefits that more traditional systems do not. We’re going to take a look at these specific benefits and why they may work for your home and your family. Keep reading to see 4 great reasons to consider CCTV as an additional or stand-alone …

3 Clear Signs It’s the Right Time for a Fire Alarm Inspection

In an average year, more than 1 million fires are reported in the United States. These fires cause significant property damage and also claim civilian lives. It is the responsibility of property owners to ensure that their buildings are outfitted with the necessary equipment to ensure safety. In addition to installing the needed equipment, it’s also important to make sure the equipment like a …

Why You Need to Inspect Your Fire Detection System

Has your fire detection system been inspected recently? Are you keeping your system well-maintained? Fire damage is one of the most common problems you may face when it comes to maintaining a commercial building. It’s important that you take the proper steps to make sure your building or business is protected. While you probably already have a fire alarm system …