Benefits of Installing a Sprinkler System in Your Commercial Building
A fire can be devastating for a business. For that reason, many business owners are diligent to do whatever they can to prevent a fire. Likewise, they do what they can to minimize the commercial fire damage and the impact in case a fire does occur. One possible action business owners can take is to install a sprinkler system, which will be activated in the case of a fire. There are several benefits to a sprinkler system, some of which are detailed below.
One of the advantages of sprinkler systems is that they are triggered automatically without the need for human intervention. That means that the first line of defense against a fire will be deployed immediately without having to wait for a person to react. It also means that those working anywhere in the building will be alerted to the fire. (Often sprinklers are part of an emergency system that will also send an alert to the local fire department when the sprinklers are activated.) In the daytime hours, this could mean that personal bodily harm to employees and customers will be reduced. In the overnight hours, this could mean that property damage is greatly reduced.
Most importantly, by alerting those in the building to the presence of a fire somewhere, sprinkler systems can help save lives. The immediate release of water also helps to stop the fire from spreading. Sprinklers can keep a fire from becoming out of control and putting the lives of occupants at risk.
Minimizes Commercial Fire Damage
Similarly, sprinklers also minimize the damage to property caused by a fire. By stopping the fire before it is able to spread, sprinklers help reduce the destruction of not only the property within a commercial building but also of the structure of the building itself. Of course, there can be some collateral damage to commercial contents, especially to electronics, from the water that is released. This potential harmful effect should be weighed against the potential benefit before installation.
Reduces Need for Intervention
Lastly, with the quick response to fire, the use of sprinkler systems often reduces the overall amount of intervention required to put out the fire. This can reduce the risk to firefighters as well as minimize the amount of water needed to fight the fire. The use of a smaller amount of water from sprinkler systems may prevent the additional damage from larger amounts of water needed to fight a bigger fire.
In the end, sprinkler systems can often result in less damage to commercial buildings in the event of a fire. When damage does occur, remember that Moore Restoration provides complete commercial restoration of both fire damage and water damage. Whether minimal or significant commercial fire damage or water damage occurs, we have the experience and expertise to remediate, restore, and rebuild your commercial property.