Importance of Fire Protection Inspections
Simply having fire protection systems installed in your facility is not enough to promote life safety for the occupants of your building. Fire protection systems must be regularly inspected and serviced to keep them up to date and working. When choosing a fire protection contractor, choose a company that can provide you with regularly scheduled inspections and testing or set up a service plan for your system’s components. Below is a list of reasons you should consider having your fire protection system inspected.
- Regular inspections could save lives: Inspecting your fire protection system can identify possible repairs that must be made or areas of weakness for your system. When a sprinkler system is broken, it may not release water to extinguish a fire like it should. Finding problems with your systems early on will help you get repairs done and have your system ready to defend in the event of an emergency.
- Finding Deficiencies Can Save You Money. As mentioned above, inspecting your fire systems will help you identify repairs that need to be made to your components. If inspections are not performed it could cost your business extra time and a lot of money. When fire protection is not working correctly it can cause expensive damages to your building. In addition, more damage to structures can result in lost profits due to increased downtime and extensive damages. Regular inspections can identify deficiencies in your system and save you money in the long run.
- Avoid Fines due to Noncompliance. Not only are inspections beneficial to life safety, they are required by NFPA standards and local fire codes. If your systems are not inspected according to regulations your business could be fined. Hiring a fire protection contractor to perform inspections as often as required by code can help you avoid extra fines.
- Insurance Discounts. Many insurance companies provide discounts on insurance if your fire protection systems are inspected on a regular basis. Setting up a service plan for your fire protection system that includes regularly scheduled inspections may allow you to save money on premiums in the long run.
WSFP: A Full-Service Fire Protection Contractor
Western States Fire Protection can provide your facility with regularly scheduled inspections for your fire protection systems. We can set up a service plan to give you testing and inspections for your systems on an annual, quarterly, or monthly basis, or as often as required by local codes or insurance. Our team of technicians can provide a variety of services from installation to inspections and repairs. Working with Western States allows you to have one fire protection contractor that will fulfill all your needs. We have office locations across the western United States to service you. Contact WSFP today to learn more about fire protection inspections.