The Value of Scheduling Regular Fire Equipment Checks
If your business or home is located in Queensland, you’ll want to ensure the premises is fully protected, not just from burglars but also from the threat of fires. A fire can be devastating if you don’t have the right alarm systems in place and equipment on site to tackle the blaze. To ensure your equipment is in proper working order you must schedule regular maintenance checks.
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Considering you don’t use your fire extinguisher or other equipment on a regular basis, it is important to have it checked by a recognised fire protection service. If you don’t take steps to properly maintain your fire equipment, it could fail when you need it the most. Imagine grabbing the first extinguisher off the wall during a kitchen fire at work only to find the nozzle is jammed and nothing can come out.
Scheduling regular inspections is the best way of knowing everything in your home or work premises is working correctly. A thorough inspection will include checks on equipment such as:
- Fire Alarm
- Sprinkler System
- Emergency & Exit Lighting Systems
- Fire Hydrants
- Fire Hose Reels
If you want to ensure the occupants of your business or home are safe, it is vital to have your fire equipment checked by a professional fire protection service on a regular basis.
One of the benefits of hiring a fire protection company to assess and maintain your equipment is that you get them to check all of your systems at once. If you don’t service your equipment, you may have a problem with your alarm system one week and the next your sprinklers could fail causing you to waste money on two separate visits. It is easier to use a business who specialise in multiple inspections as opposed to singular systems, you’ll save a lot more money on a fire protection agency who can analyse your whole building in one go.
Booking a company who specialise in fire protection and multiple systems means you won’t suffer as many disruptions when the technicians arrive on site to check your equipment. They’ll be able to tell you whether your system needs an upgrade or if certain aspects of your fire safety measures aren’t up to scratch.
Scheduling regular maintenance checks with the same fire protection company won’t just ensure your equipment is in excellent working order, you’ll also have access to a professional company who have knowledge of your premises. If you encounter problems in the future, you can contact a company who already knows your property, so if something goes wrong, they’ll know exactly where to look for the problem. You can also rely on them if you need emergency repair.
It is important to utilise the services of a professional fire protection team. They’ll ensure your property is protected all year round and if the times comes where you need to use equipment to tackle a fire, it will operate effectively and help contain or eliminate the problem. Regular inspections can genuinely save lives, both in your home or business.
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