Your commercial fire suppression systems are there to keep you and your employees safe in the event of a fire. Maintaining them regularly is important – and not just for the obvious reasons.
Today, we’re going to tackle the concept of fire alarm system maintenance and discuss why maintaining it frequently is so important. Let’s jump right in!
It helps to save lives
File this under the ‘no kidding’ tab, but it’s always worth mentioning and mentioning again. Your employees are entitled to come to work and feel safe knowing their leadership did everything they could to ensure their well-being. For many, their work is our lives. Don’t let them down.
This might seem a little weird because you’re probably thinking ‘don’t I have to pay for monthly maintenance?’ The answer is yes you do, but most insurance companies – provided you can prove that you get your fire suppression equipment inspected regularly – will offer some pretty hefty discounts that can save you a hefty hunk of change. It’s an often-overlooked benefit that most businesses overlook that can save them some money and help keep their place of business safer.
Speaking of them – insurance companies won’t pay your claim unless you can show proof that you have your system inspected. Something about a vicious cycle, right? So if it can save you money up front via discount and save your bacon quite literally in the event of a catastrophe – it behooves you to have your system maintained monthly. You’ll need to prove it in the event the worst-case scenario happens anyway – so you should already be doing it!
Federal, state and local compliance
If you think the cost of monthly maintenance is annoying, wait until your local inspector comes and starts ringing you up for all of your code violations. And violations aren’t just a fine for not having something up to scuff. It also includes repair fees; installation fees and the like just to get certain components TO code. Monthly maintenance gets out in front of these issues so you don’t have to worry about the inevitable curveball that Uncle Sam could throw your way.
Hopefully these reasons are enough for you to take some action! Whether you need smoke detectors, fire extinguishers or alarms installed and maintained on your commercial property – we can help. Stay safe, be diligent and we’ll look forward to hearing from you soon!