Commercial Fire Sprinklers in the Southeast
It’s impossible to completely eliminate the risk of fire in your commercial building, but as the company owner or manager, it’s your responsibility to protect the building and its occupants from fire. What steps have you already taken to mitigate fire risk at your commercial property? If you haven’t installed commercial fire sprinklers yet, this is an important step you can’t overlook.
If you own a business in the Southeast, contact the fire protection experts at Unifour Fire & Safety today to look into installing a commercial fire sprinkler system. Our team provides fire protection services in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. We also offer our licensed services in Tennessee, Alabama, West Virginia, and Maryland!
Commercial Fire Sprinkler Installation
Based on your current fire protection plan, what will happen if a fire breaks out while no one’s there? Fire extinguishers are only useful if employees trained to use them are present. Monitored fire alarms are useful for ensuring the fire department dispatches immediately, but the delay leaves your building vulnerable for at least a few minutes until firefighters arrive.
With commercial fire sprinklers installed, you can count on them to activate within 30 to 60 seconds of the fire breaking out, ensuring the fire is under control or fully extinguished before the fire department arrives. There’s no other more responsive fire protection system, especially if the building is vacant when the fire starts.
Contact Unifour Fire & Safety to schedule your commercial fire sprinkler system installation today!
Why Commercial Fire Sprinklers Are Important
There are many reasons to install fire sprinklers in your building. Consider the benefits of this type of fire protection system:
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that sprinklers operate effectively in 87 percent of all reported structure fires when sprinklers are present in the fire area. In 64 percent of cases where sprinklers fail, the system was shut off prior to the fire. Only seven percent of sprinkler failure is attributed to damaged components.
Reduce Property Damage
The fact that fire sprinklers often activate faster than the fire department can arrive obviously helps to greatly reduce property damage. It’s also telling that heat (not smoke) activates sprinklers, helping to prevent accidental operation in non-fire situations.
Also, sprinkler heads are designed to react only to fire conditions in their area. This prevents sprinklers from activating where they’re not needed, limiting water damage to the fire area. According to the NFPA, fires in various types of commercial buildings cause about 58 percent less property damage when wet pipe sprinklers are present compared to properties without automatic fire sprinklers or suppression systems.
Meet Building Codes and Lower Insurance Premiums
By meeting building fire codes, you help reduce the chance of costly fines or fire damage. In buildings where sprinklers are required by code, skipping this installation is not a wise economical or safety choice.
Plus, if you go above and beyond the minimum requirements by installing fire sprinklers even when not required by code, you may qualify for discounts on your insurance premiums. Some insurers provide discounts of 10 to 15 percent or more when you reduce your fire risk with a sprinkler system installation.
Commercial Properties that Benefit from Fire Sprinklers
Nearly all buildings can benefit from fire sprinklers. Specific industries that should install sprinklers without hesitation include:
- Healthcare properties
- Educational buildings
- High-rise apartments and office buildings
- Manufacturing facilities
- Hotels and motels
- Stores and offices
Commercial Fire Sprinkler Services in the Southeast
Since 1984, we have been the company to call for fire sprinkler services for businesses, organizations, and restaurants. For over three decades, Unifour Fire & Safety has been a trusted fire safety company in the Southeast, offering quality services to property owners in the area. Whether you need commercial installation, inspection, or maintenance services for your fire sprinkler system, our fire safety professionals are trained and experienced with all aspects of fire protection, including:
- Fire sprinkler systems
- Fire extinguishers
- Fire alarm systems
- Commercial kitchen fire suppression
- Backflow preventers
- Fire hydrants
- Emergency lighting
Don’t wait until a fire disaster takes its toll on your business. Call Unifour Fire & Safety today for services in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. We also offer our licensed services in Tennessee, Alabama, West Virginia, and Maryland!
If you’re ready to arrange commercial fire sprinkler installation or one of our other fire safety services, contact us today!