Property management encompasses a large number of building types, including offices, apartment complexes, and manufacturing facilities. But no matter the type of building you own, you’re responsible for the safety of the business and all customers, employees, or residents inside. That’s why as a property manager, you must be familiar with all state and building codes, which will outline the required fire safety equipment. Not only do the correct number of safety systems need to be installed, but routine maintenance needs to be carried out.
It’s likely that fire alarms, sprinklers, and extinguishers will go long periods of time without being used. During this time, they may expire or stop functioning properly. This can be detrimental because equipment may not be working when a fire emergency arises. This is why routine inspections are very important and required in most buildings across the United States.
At Safe-T Fire Protection, we regularly work with property managers to install fire protection systems and complete routine maintenance. From fire alarms to extinguishers to smoke detectors, we have the products and skills to provide the best fire protection for your residential space or commercial property.
Why Fire Safety Is Vital
Beyond just installation, we also stress the importance of understanding how fire safety equipment works. As the property manager, you’re responsible for leading building occupants in an emergency. It’s not enough to just have the equipment installed, you need to know how to use it. This is especially important with fire extinguishers, as they’ll be of no use if you’re not familiar with them. They must always be located in places where they’re both visible and accessible. In times of an emergency, remember PASS:
- Pull the pin.
- Aim the fire extinguisher at the base of the fire.
- Squeeze the fire extinguisher handle.
- Sweep the nozzle from side to side while pointing at the fire’s base.
We encourage you to train employees on all fire safety equipment. Ensure they know where everything is located and conduct monthly fire alarm testing. If you stay up to date with equipment and training, you’ll be prepared for when a fire emergency occurs. We’re here to help your business stay safe and up to date with all required codes. Schedule Fire Safety Training with us or schedule your inspection today!
Why Partner with Safe-T Fire Protection?
Safe-T Fire Protection has over three decades of experience installing and maintaining fire safety equipment. We’ve worked with various types of properties and are well-trained in understanding building codes. If you’re starting a new business, we’ll help ensure you’re meeting all requirements. If you have questions about our services, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
Our Property Management Services
Our team performs fire safety equipment installation, maintenance, and repair services. If you want to better understand your building codes, we’re happy to help! We’ll ensure your buildings are up to date with all regulations. We work hard to be your number one choice for fire protection services, and our team is committed to keeping your fire systems fully operational. Contact us for any of the following services:
- Fire System Installation
- Fire Extinguishers
- Fire Sprinkler Systems
- Fire Alarms
- Emergency Lighting
- Smoke Detectors
- Kitchen Hood Systems
- Fire Hydrants
- Backflow Prevention Systems
- Spray Booth Systems
Why is property management fire safety important?
Any time you’re responsible for a building, you must consider the implications of a fire. If an emergency broke out, you need to have the proper equipment installed and be trained on how to use it. It’s also mandatory to meet building codes. That’s why we stay up to date on all state regulations to ensure we can outfit your property with the best.
How many fire extinguishers do I need on my property?
This depends on your building, but it’s standard to have a fire extinguisher every 75 feet. During our initial consultation or inspection, we can advise you on the proper number of extinguishers.
Do I need a sprinkler system in my apartment complex?
Yes, you will need to have a sprinkler system installed. Buildings with functional sprinkler systems see a risk of property damage and death that’s 50-66% lower than buildings without it. They’re put into place to save money and save lives!