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Why Commercial Fire Sprinklers Boost Safety | SERVPRO of Marietta West

4/5/2022 (Permalink)

Sprinkler on ceiling in a commercial building Sprinkler systems along with emergency plans for your business can save lives.

When working to increase the overall safety of your commercial space, considering your fire safety efforts is an excellent element of planning. Fires are an extremely frightening and serious event that 60% of businesses find themselves unable to recover from, so doing what you can to lessen their impact is a wise decision. 

One of the best ways that business owners can do this is by installing and maintaining a fire sprinkler system. While this is required by fire codes for many types of industries, even if it is not in your specific situation, it is a wise thing to consider—and below, we will take a look at why this is. 

Why Fire Sprinklers Help Businesses Avoid Damage 

They Reduce Losses 

Fires can start in an instant and rip through a building in as little as two minutes if they are left unchecked—leaving ample amounts of destruction and devastation in their wake. However, when commercial spaces have fire sprinklers installed, they can dramatically reduce the damage a fire can do to their property. 

They Save Lives 

While every building should have ample fire exits and a solid fire escape plan in place for every staff member, getting out of a burning building is still no easy feat. If a fire goes unabated and people are trapped inside the business, they could get severely injured or even be killed. Fire sprinklers stop a fire in its tracks, preventing it from causing harm or fatalities for your staff. 

They Actually Stop the Fire 

While fire alarms, escape routes and other safety measures are certainly very important, once a fire gets past the stage where it can be put out with a fire extinguisher, it is typically allowed to go unchecked until the fire department arrives. With a sprinkler system, however, the fire will actually be stopped before it is allowed to cause too much damage in the building. When paired with other safety measures, this can keep everyone safer and ensure that the damage a fire causes is reduced to as little as possible. 

If you would like to learn more about SERVPRO of Marietta West and our fire restoration process we provide for commercial spaces, get in touch! We are here 24/7 to help you can also reach us at (770) 428-5467

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