It is estimated that over 86,000 fires occur in non-residential buildings each year. These fires have led to dozens of deaths, hundreds of injuries, and billions of dollars in damages.
Fires can largely be avoided, but as is part of life, sometimes mistakes and accidents can happen. This is especially true in commercial buildings, where there’s a lot going on all the time.
In case of these accidents, it’s important to have a reliable commercial fire sprinkler system in place that will automatically turn on when a fire is detected.
In this blog, we’ll discuss why fire sprinklers are required in most non-residential buildings and the importance of having them installed in all commercial buildings.
Why You Need a Commercial Fire Sprinkler System
A fire sprinkler system is insurance. You don’t want to leave the safety of your building and the people inside of it up to chance.
Accidents happen all the time, and it only takes one mistake to cause a fire. Here’s why it’s important to have a fire sprinkler system in your building.
They Will Save Lives
Fires can start from the tiniest of sparks, but will rapidly grow into a towering blaze that can envelop its surroundings.
In the absence of a fire sprinkler system, if you have a large commercial building with many people inside of it, there’s a strong possibility some of them won’t make it out before the flames take over.
You don’t want to leave people’s livelihoods up to chance. By getting fire sprinklers installed, you can save lives. Fire sprinklers turn on when excess smoke is detected and douse the flames before anyone gets hurt.
They Will Save You a Fortune
Billions of dollars are spent on repairing fire damage in commercial buildings annually. These damages can be, at the very least, cut in half by installing fire sprinklers.
If you don’t have fire sprinklers installed and a fire is started, you may lose everything, including the building itself. It’s much easier to repair any damage from sprinkler water than it is to rebuild an entire structure that has burned down.
A fire sprinkler system is a small investment that will potentially save you a fortune in the future.
Fire sprinklers are much more reliable than other forms of fire protection, such as fire extinguishers. Fire extinguishers can be faulty or expire without you knowing until it’s too late.
Fire sprinkler systems always work and they don’t expire. In the unlikely event that an individual fire sprinkler head malfunctions, the vast system itself remains as a line of defense, as other sprinkler heads will still manage to contain and put out the fire.
They Actually Contain the Fire
Unlike other forms of fire safety, such as smoke and fire detectors, fire sprinklers actually act when detecting fire. Smoke detectors start beeping to warn people there is a fire, but they don’t actually do anything to stop the fire.
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Fire sprinklers are the most reliable and effective form of fire safety you can have installed in your building. If a fire occurs, the sprinklers will not only save your building, but they will also save lives.
For more information on the importance of having a commercial fire sprinkler system in your building, please contact us today.