Smoke, flames, alarms and burning heat can be a terrifying situation to find yourself in –especially if you, your house or building are not properly prepared or equipped with fire protection services. Because fires are extremely powerful and can double in size in just 10 seconds, it is imperative that you are well informed and ready should you ever find yourself in that situation.
One of the most important things that you can do is simply install a fire sprinkler system. It is a simple solution that can be the difference between life and death. Typically, these fire suppression systems have only been found in commercial real estate buildings. However, new home systems and small building systems, including kitchen fire suppression systems, are now available.
Not only do sprinkler systems detect a fire, they also work to control and stop the fire in a timely manner. In fact, if you have a properly-maintained and good working sprinkler system intact, you reduce the risk of death during a fire by 50-75%. Additionally, your potential property loss is reduced by 34-68%, compared to a home or building that does not have a working sprinkler system. The cost and maintenance are minor in terms of the lives and amount of property that could be saved by installing the system.
In addition to installing fire protection services like sprinkler systems, you should also be sure that your family knows what to do in case of a fire. You should have an escape route, regularly check your smoke alarm, purchase and learn how to use a fire extinguisher and continue to maintain your sprinkler system. Be extra careful in the kitchen, around candles, furnaces and fireplaces. You can never be too cautious when it comes to fire safety. Whether you are looking for new fire protection services for your workplace or home, install a sprinkler system and make sure you and your family are ready in case of emergency.