Commercial Building Fire Safety

Owners of large, commercial buildings have many concerns related to general and preventative maintenance, rent, insurance, and more. One of the biggest causes of concern for owners of large buildings is possible fire damage. Without adequate fire suppression systems, small fires can quickly become widespread, destroying everything in its path.

Without state-of-the art fire suppression systems, a small fire on the first or second floor can quickly damage the additional floors, leaving the building owner with not only complete devastation, but also a loss of income from their tenants while the building is repaired or rebuilt.

When it comes to fire suppression systems, there are two types. They fall into the category of either engineered or pre-engineered. At Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service, our expert sales staff can help you determine whether your large building is best protected by an engineered or pre-engineered fire suppression system. Pre-engineered fire suppression systems provide immediate response to fire during those initial critical minutes. Dry chemical fire suppression systems use dry chemical compounds that suppress fire effectively and provide efficient coverage; they are easy to install and maintain in any industrial setting.

A wet agent system is an effective way for suppressing commercial cooking fires before major damage occurs. When a wet chemical agent is applied in a concentrated liquid spray to a burning surface, it reacts quickly with the cooking media (fats or oils) to produce a foam blanket covering the surface. This reaction, combined with the cooling effect of the wet chemical agent, also reduces the possibility of fire re-flash. In contrast, an engineered fire suppression system is the more traditional set for residential buildings and industrial buildings alike with a complex overhead sprinkler system.

At Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service, our experts will help you determine which fire suppression system will work best for your large building and they are also keenly aware of systems designed to extinguish fires that are likely to start in your industry. For these reasons, you can rely on us to help you protect your investment and save lives. At Fire Extinguisher Sales & Service, we are available all day and every day. Contact us today to learn more about the fire suppression system that you need to keep your investment and tenants safe!