Why Fire Sprinkler Inspections are Important
One of the most essential codes put in place by the National Fire Protection Association is the NFPA 25. This deals with the inspection and regulation of fire sprinkler systems, something that many people tend to take for granted if they notice them at all. Fire sprinkler systems save lives, and there are no records from the NFPA of a fire killing more than two people in a building with a functional sprinkler system. Sprinklers also reduce the fire damage to commercial buildings to about $38,000 as opposed to the average of $55,000 in buildings with no sprinkler system in place.
As vital as sprinkler systems are to commercial buildings, they don’t do a lot of good if they aren’t inspected and maintained regularly. Most systems should be inspected at least once a year, but major renovations and other changes to the layout of a commercial building might require more frequent fire sprinkler inspections. This is to make sure that your system wasn’t damaged by any recent renovations and that the system as designed will be enough for the renovations that you’ve made.
Whether you only opt for annual fire sprinkler inspections to make sure that your system is working properly or you decide to schedule more frequent inspections, there is no denying how important these inspections can be. Contact the Newark Professional Fire Protection Corp. for a free estimate on fire sprinkler inspections or to schedule an inspection for your system today. As with any fire prevention measure, it’s always best to make sure that your sprinkler system is in good working order before you need it.