Signs Indicating That You Should Update Your Commercial Fire Protection Systemby Norman Holden on 11/13/14
Fire systems, like anything else, can age too. It is therefore important to update what you have for your commercial business as this will save you time, effort and most of all money. How then would you know that it is time to get an upgrade for your commercial fire protection system? Consider the following warning signs.
It has already aged
You may have owned your commercial fire protection for quite some time now, say, 15 years already. Remember that whilst it has no expiration date, it will never last forever. Note that the industry has already considered making upgrades in fire prevention technologies. You can consider these new technologies as helpful in upgrading your old system. If it has been a while since you have last updated your fire system, then you must already be missing on something new when it comes to fire prevention technology.
You have been making too many service calls just recently
If you have been calling your service provider every now and then just to check on your fire alarm system in your establishment, you should take that as a sign to upgrade your existing system. Upgrading will not only help save you from too much operation cost. It will also benefit your workplace and increase protection from fire. If you want your system to function properly, now is the right time to upgrade.
You have made changes in your business establishment
If you have made some changes on your business area and that change has affected the fire code regulation within your locale then you have to keep your act together and call for a fire system upgrade. The upgrade, specifically, will be of much help if you have relocated your flammables to a different place within the building. It will also be crucial if you have added elevators or made adjustments to your room sizes. Upgrading your system will ensure that you are complying with your locale's fire code.
You have been spending too much on fire monitoring services
You may not be aware of it but sometimes it is true that you are already paying too much for your regular fire monitoring services. When this happens, then you need to make an upgrade. It is true that you may have to spend on upgrading your commercial fire protection system. Later on, however, you will realise how much you will be saving from fire protection maintenance since it does not have to be done as regular as it used to before. Perhaps, the routine maintenance can be done every once in a while depending on your agreement with the provider.
One of the components in the system fails
Upgrading your system will be required as soon as one of the system components already fail. You do not have to wait until such time that the entire fire protection system no longer works for you to call for a service upgrade. You need to be very vigilant about this. Otherwise, there will be an increased risk for fire hazards later on.
Some of the components in the system are no longer available
As mentioned awhile back, the industry has been making frequent updates on their fire protection systems. This being the case, there are certainly some obsolete components that are no longer available today. When a part of your fire protection system is no longer available for purchase, you will certainly need to upgrade it.
Do not wait for such time that your fire protection systems no longer function for you to make an upgrade. Also, if you want these systems to serve you better, you can always call us and hire our services. We live by our mission to protect you and your property from fire at all times!