No matter the type of retail establishment you own, fire safety services are an essential part of maintaining a business. Emergency situations can occur at any time, and it’s your responsibility to ensure that you’re prepared with the proper equipment. Depending on the state you reside in, there are codes and requirements that your building needs to meet. Certain types of fire equipment you may need include fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, emergency lighting, fire alarms, smoke detectors, and backflow prevention systems. These systems are put into place to keep your building safe and prepared for fire emergencies.
Safe-T Fire Protection is a family-owned and operated business with many years of experience in the fire safety industry. We’re passionate about educating others on fire safety awareness and helping businesses stay safe in the community. With our well-trained staff, we install fire protection products and offer maintenance services at commercial locations in Georgia, South Carolina, and Alabama.
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Fire alarms are mandatory in retail establishments, as they alert customers to present danger. Your business needs a fully operational fire alarm system. Testing is an important part of owning fire alarms, as they can develop issues without your knowledge. You must have a fire alarm inspection completed at least once a year, if not more. Check state regulations to ensure you’re staying up to date with fire alarm codes.
Fire extinguishers are another important piece of safety equipment. However, it’s not enough to just have fire extinguishers in your retail store. You and your employees need to be trained on how to use them. There are also different types of fire extinguishers for the different classes of fires. If your employees need to be educated on fire extinguishers, we’re happy to conduct the training! We provide fire extinguisher testing and visual inspections. Your extinguishers need to be in the correct location, be both visible and accessible, and show the right level of pressure.
Fire sprinkler systems are the first line of defense against fires. Routine maintenance must be conducted on these systems to ensure they stay functional. We conduct fire sprinkler inspections in accordance with the NFPA’s guided time system.
In times of emergency, exit lighting is needed to lead people to safety. It’s required that your retail business has exit signs and escape route lighting. They need to be tested monthly to ensure they stay functioning well.
Smoke detectors are built to detect early signs of fires. They must undergo routine maintenance and be tested monthly to ensure they’re working properly. Research your building codes to find how many smoke detectors you need and where they need to be located.
Backflow prevention is a system that keeps public pipes safe. If a pipe bursts, a backflow preventer device will prevent the water from running in all directions, contaminating water everywhere. Backflow valves should be thoroughly checked monthly and a full forward flow test should be conducted annually.
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Safe-T Fire Protection is committed to ensuring your business is operating safely and is up to date with all building codes. With years of commercial experience, we understand the best ways to approach fire safety. If you need installation, inspections, or maintenance, contact our team today!
Why are retail fire services important?
Your retail business is a public place, where people come and shop. For the safety of your employees and customers, you must have fire equipment installed. If you experience a fire or other type of emergency, this equipment is in place to save people’s lives and allow them to exit swiftly.
How many fire extinguishers are required in my store?
This depends on your state regulations and the ones existing in your building. We can help you find the building codes you need to meet and ensure everything is in place.
What are the building codes I need to meet for fire safety?
Building codes will specify the number of fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and fire alarms you need, as well as where they should be located. They’ll also determine the type of emergency lighting and sprinkler systems you need, including how often inspections need to take place. These vary by state guidelines, which means you’ll need to review the codes for your area. We’re very familiar with ensuring businesses are following proper codes and can help you if you’re starting a new business or moving locations.