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2 Parts Of A Fire Suppression System You May Want To Use

Maureen Olson

If you have an apartment building, you want to make sure that your tenants are safe. There are a lot of things that you can do in order to make that happen. One of the things that you can do is to make sure that you have a fire suppression system set up. When it comes to fire suppression, there are a lot of things that go into making up a good system. 

Fire Extinguishers

One of the things that you can do is to make sure that you have fire extinguishers available. You can have extinguishers installed in the common areas, like hallways and entranceways so that they can be used in order to deal with a fire. You can also have extinguishers installed in apartments, especially in places like kitchens where fires tend to happen. If you are going to install extinguishers in your buildings, you need to make sure that you have one that will work for as many situations as possible. For example, you are going to want to have one that will work on grease and paper fires. You also need to make sure that they get checked out every year. That will make sure that the extinguishers are full and haven't expired. 

Sprinkler Systems

Another fire suppression use is sprinkler systems. These systems will go off if they sense a fire and then start spraying water or a fire suppression chemical. If you are building your apartment building from scratch, you can build these systems right into the building. That way no one will really know that the system is there until it's necessary. However, if you already have a building or you have renovated an old house into several apartments, then it might be harder for you to install a sprinkler system. Fortunately, any company that specializes in fire suppression methods and tools should be able to help you figure out how to retrofit a sprinkler system into your existing building so that your tenants are going to be safe from any kind of fire. It may take some work to do it, but it will be worth it, both in the case of property damage and personal injury. 

If you are a landlord, you want to make sure that your tenants are safe because it's good business practices. One way to do that is to make sure that you have some kind of fire suppression system set up. 

Contact a fire suppression systems service, such as Echo Fire Protection, for more information. 


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When I started making moves to create a safer home, I wasn't sure what I was up against. I knew that my home wasn't entirely safe because of some threats we had had to the area. I started thinking about what the biggest threats were to our home, considering everything from the type of burglaries that typically occured in our areas to the kinds of threats our home was most vulnerable to, and it became apparent to me that I needed to do a little more digging. I realized that I needed to talk to local law enforcement, so that's what I did. They gave me great tips for how to prevent accidents, and I've included that advice on this security blog.