Fire safety systems play a major role in protecting commercial properties and their occupants from the dangerous, destructive, and unpredictable nature of fires that can cause death, injuries, and expensive and extensive property damage. Among the many fire safety systems, the two most common and effective systems used in commercial properties are fire sprinkler and fire suppression systems. Commercial fire sprinkler systems and fire suppression systems are similar in style and function and serve the same purpose of preventing, reducing, controlling, and extinguishing fires on commercial properties. However, they can vary based on the contents and hazard level of a property, amongst many other important factors. Continue reading for more information on the similarities and differences between commercial fire sprinkler systems and fire suppression systems, and determine which fire safety system is the right choice to protect your commercial property from various fire hazards.
Fire Sprinkler Systems
Fire sprinkler systems are among the most common fire safety systems used on commercial properties. Commercial fire sprinkler systems are Fire sprinkler systems quickly and effectively extinguish and reduce the spread of fires through water. They’re often found in commercial properties such as retail stores, grocery stores, and restaurants, creating a safe environment for business owners, employees, and consumers while reducing the negative impacts of fire hazards on commercial properties such as death, injuries, and property damage. Listed below are four types of fire sprinkler systems to consider for your commercial property:
- Wet-Pipe Sprinkler System
- Dry-Pipe Sprinkler System
- Deluge Fire Sprinkler System
- Pre-Action Sprinkler System
Fire Suppression Systems
Commercial fire sprinkler systems are often the preferred option for fire safety in commercial properties. However, there are many places where fire sprinkler systems are not the best option for eliminating or reducing fire hazards. Unlike fire sprinkler systems, fire suppression systems detect, extinguish, reduce, and control fires using various non-water-based agents, including chemicals and gases. Fire suppression systems are great for reducing the risk of injuries, deaths, and property damage linked to commercial fires, as well as reducing the impact of water damage that can accrue from water-based fire sprinkler systems. Water damage from fire sprinkler systems can often cause more property damage than the fire itself, so fire suppression systems are ideal for properties with valuable and irreplaceable items and data, such as museums, libraries, or server rooms. Listed below are four types of fire suppression systems to consider for your commercial property:
- FM 200 Fire Suppression System
- Wet Chemical Suppression System
- Dry Fire Suppression Systems
- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Suppression System
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