If you’re a property manager in charge of commercial buildings like businesses, multistoried buildings like hotels, condos or hospitals, data centers and warehouses, you understand the importance of fire protection services. A professional fire protection contractor can advise you on the different types of fire protection – fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, and fire suppression systems.
High rise buildings are fire risks
Just four types of buildings account account for half of all high-rise fires: apartment buildings, hotels, offices, and hospitals are the highest risk for fires. The leading cause of non-confined fires in hospitals is electrical malfunction, accounting for 19% of these. Between 2006 and 2010, fire departments in the U.S, responded to an annual average of 6,240 fires in or on hospitals and health care properties.
And fires in hotels and motel fires result in around $76 million in property loss and are responsible for 15 deaths and 150 injuries every year.
Professional fire protection companies can save you millions
For all of these facilities, preventing and minimizing fires is a leading concern. Spending on fire detection and prevention in data centers will amount to around 149 billion dollars this year. This is due to the importance of safeguarding the critical business and organizational information from around the world contained here.
Fire alarm installation and routine inspections are one of the simplest preventive measures.
Quick response sprinklers are less likely to cause water damage than a fire hose, as they use less water, releasing eight to 24 gallons of water per minute as compared to the 80 to 125 gallons per minute released by a fire hose. In fact a combination of automatic sprinklers and early warning systems in all commercial buildings can lead to an least 50% reduction in injuries, loss of life, and property damage.
If you’re concerned with fire prevention and safety and avoiding property damage, loss or injuries, a fire protection contractor can help you find the best strategy.