The importance of the presence of automatically activated fire sprinklers within commercial buildings cannot be overstated, which is likely why at least manually activated ones are required by law in most states, counties and cities across the US.
Even if they aren’t mandated, a wise owner or property manager will not try to bypass these crucial fire protection devices for the following key reasons.
Cut Potential Property Losses Up to Half with Functional Fire Sprinklers
The damage caused by fires can be devastating, causing exponential damage to property and people inside the structure.
Numerous statistics strongly indicate that automatic fire sprinklers combined with early warning systems can reduce the impact of a fire by up to fifty percent. These numbers simply cannot be ignored.
Saving Lives is a Priority
Whether your commercial business has full or part-time occupants their lives matter, and you want your business practices reflecting your commitment to safety.
The National Fire Protection Association claims that no more than two individual’s lives have been lost in a structure with a well-maintained, functioning fire protection system.
Well-Maintained Sprinkler Systems are Highly Effective
According to statistics, automatic sprinkler systems that are properly maintained and up to date are effective nine times out of ten, with reported failures due to lack of upkeep.
While they are not fault-free, facility owners and managers who have the system routinely inspected by a fire sprinkler professional will put the odds in their favor.
As with an alarm system, having a functioning commercial fire sprinkler system will get your discounts on insurance. This can add up to thousands annually, not to mention the immeasurable savings should there be a fire.
With so many benefits, there’s no reason not to have automatic fire sprinklers installed in every zone of your commercial structures. Already have a system? Be sure to have regular inspections and routine maintenance from a professional performed on a recommended schedule.