How Does Regular Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems Help Ensure Proper Performance?

July 28th, 2023 | by Vancouver Fire | in Fire Protection Inspections |    6   comments

How Does Regular Maintenance of Fire Protection Systems Help Ensure Proper Performance?

Fire Protection Systems can be complicated. And the larger the footprint of the area to be protected and the number of individuals the systems are designed to protect, the more complicated they are. In today’s blog article we are going to talk about why regular maintenance of fire protection systems is absolutely critical for proper performance.

A fire protection system can have a lot of moving parts, potentially including, but not limited to the following:

  • Smoke Detectors
  • Heat Sensors
  • Alarms
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems
  • Dry Suppression Systems
  • Generators in case of power outage
  • Water Supply System
  • Protocols for Response
  • List of Assigned Jobs for Assigned People

In addition, if the fire protection system is needed, it is needed instantly. And the safety of employees and company assets depend on that rapid response.

The only way that a complicated response can be relied upon to work seamlessly practice the response and test the equipment on a regular and frequent basis. For example, fire extinguishers need to be inspected to be sure they have adequate pressure. Water systems also have to have adequate pressure. Sprinklers have to work. People need to understand what job they need to do in case of emergency and do that job quickly.

This is why emergency responders such as search and rescue teams practice constantly and check their equipment over and over. Because these habits are the only way that you can rely on your equipment and your plan and your systems to work correctly, when you need them and when lives depend on it.

Your employees and customers depend on your fire protection systems and plans. This is why most businesses hire professionals to design them. If you need help with your Vancouver fire protection system or plan for your business, then call us at (604) 232-3473. 

Vanfire is Vancouver’s largest and best-known fire protection, fire safety, and security monitoring company serving all areas from Whistler to Hope, BC. If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about fire safety, please call us at (604) 232-3473 or use the convenient form on our Contact page.

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