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Your Fire Protection System Can Violate Local Fire Codes

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Installing a fire protection system demonstrates your dedication to safety and the security of all occupants, including neighbors, coworkers, and employees. These people rely on you to have the necessary mechanisms set up to guarantee their safety in the case of a fire emergency. Your fire protection system needs to be regularly inspected to make sure it complies with fire code requirements. These four typical fire protection system issues below can prohibit your system from functioning properly and violate local codes.

Blocked Fire Exits 

For the sake of everyone’s safety, make sure that your building’s fire exits are visible and easily accessible. Ensure there is no clutter around the emergency exits or in the vicinity of any fire exits. You must check that nothing obstructs any exit doors where customers can reach them or where employees operate. A straightforward approach to ensure your fire prevention systems will pass inspection is to keep your fire exits visible and accessible.

No Access To Fire Alarm Pull Stations

Fire alarm pull stations are seen in most modern structures. Nevertheless, occasionally people unknowingly obstruct these pull stations with many items such as furniture, plants, or other things. Ensure that all fire alarm pull stations’ surroundings are conspicuously marked so people may find them easily in an emergency. Move the obstacle and remind the person blocking the area that those areas must remain open if they do so. It can save lives to have easy access to a fire alarm.

Air Diffusers Near Or Around Smoke Detectors

Smoke detector sensors become dirty and dusty when air diffusers are placed too close. False alarms may result from the pollution that follows. Ensure enough space between the smoke detectors in your fire safety system and the air diffusers.

Dirty Smoke Detectors Within Your Ducting 

Check to make sure all smoke detectors installed in the ductwork of your air handling system are clean, tested, and functional. Large buildings frequently have complex air handling systems with dust systems and smoke detectors installed in ducts. These detectors pick up smoke from filters, motors, and fans and alert you in time for you to take appropriate action. The air filters in an air handling system get a lot of air and quickly fill up. Due to the quick accumulation of dust and debris, they must be changed frequently. You must regularly clean or replace the air filters in the ducting and maintain smoke detectors for your fire protection system to be effective.

Contact Chesapeake Sprinkler Company Today!

Chesapeake Sprinkler Company is a leading fire sprinkler contractor in the region, which is now a 100% employee-owned (ESOP) company. As a full-service fire protection company, we offer design, fabrication, installation, testing, maintenance, and inspection of fire protection systems—everything you need from your fire suppression specialist.

For more information, please email or call our Odenton location at 410-674-7041, our Ashburn location at 703-729-5150, or for service/maintenance Chesapeake Protection Services at 410-674-7577. Feel free to keep in touch through FacebookTwitter, or LinkedIn!

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