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The Truth about Commercial Fire Sprinkler Systems

Rumors about commercial fire sprinkler systems are rampant. There are a lot of myths flying around about these fire suppression systems and how they function. As a company that installs commercial fire sprinkler systems in Columbus, we thought we would lay a few of these rumors to rest. Here are some of the most common ones we hear.

Myth #1: The water damage caused by commercial fire sprinkler systems is worse than the damage caused by the fire itself.

Let’s say a fire breaks out at your office and there are no fire sprinklers. The fire rages uncontrollably until help arrives. But let’s say the fire breaks out and there are fire sprinklers. They emit water and the water quickly puts out the fire. Most commercial fire sprinkler systems release about 8 gallons to 24 gallons of water a minute. That is a pretty effective way to put out a fire! So, while there will be some water damage, it will be much less severe than the damage from an uncontrolled fire.

Myth #2: Commercial fire sprinkler systems are triggered by smoke, or they are triggered by fire.

Actually, commercial fire sprinkler systems are triggered by heat. The system needs a particular level of heat in order to activate. This level of heat is known as the “sprinkler trigger point.”

Myth #3: All of the sprinkler heads will go off at the same time when a fire breaks out.

In commercial fire sprinkler systems, each sprinkler head is individually activated. Fortunately, most fires that break out can be controlled by only one or two sprinkler heads. So if a fire breaks out in your office’s kitchen, that does not mean the entire sprinkler system will be activated. The only sprinkler heads that will go off are the ones in the kitchen that are triggered by the fire’s heat.

If you would like more information about commercial fire sprinkler systems in Columbus, call Hard Fire at 800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us.

This Week is Fire Prevention Week

From October 5 through October 11, the National Fire Protection Association is sponsoring Fire Prevention Week. The goal is to raise awareness of what people can do to prevent fires. The biggest thing? Make sure there are good working smoke alarms in your home and in your business. So what else can people do to help prevent fires? Read on for some tips from one of the best fire protection companies in Ohio.

Clear Clutter

Make sure your work area and common areas are free of clutter. Not only can a lot of clutter prevent people from escaping in the event there is a fire, but it can also prevent people from reaching emergency equipment like fire extinguishers.

Properly Dispose of Trash

Does your business go through a lot of oily rags? Make sure they are properly thrown away in a covered metal container. Then make sure the container is regularly emptied into the proper receptacle. That way, if a fire does break out, the oily rags are not another source of fuel for the flame.

Maintain Machinery and Store Chemicals Properly

Make sure that all of your business’ machinery is routinely inspected for any needed repairs. This can help prevent over-heating and sparks, not to mention it could save you time, money and hassle in the long run. In the same vein, make sure any chemicals your business uses are stored and disposed of safely.

Educate Your Employees

Make sure all of your employees known where your business’ fire extinguishers are located and how to use them. Your employees should also know the best escape route, what the evacuation plan is and where to go once they have safely evacuated the building.

Are you ready to learn more about fire protection companies in Ohio? Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or Contact Us.

Attn: Facilities Manager / Maintenance Supervisor

It is that time of year to start thinking of the heating portion of your climate control system, and its effect on the fire protection systems.

Through the non-heating months, dust has been collecting on the heating coils. When your system calls for heat, these coils will burn this dust and blow smoke into your room. The fire system very quickly will pick up this smoke as a fire and start the discharge sequence.

In order to avoid an unwanted and expensive situation as this, we strongly suggest that you cycle your systems heating portion at a scheduled time with personnel trained in the controls of your fire system.

If you have any questions on the above and/or the recommended procedure, please call (614) 882-2990 and ask for the Service Department.

Welcome to Hard Fire Suppression’s New Site

As you’ve probably noticed, our website got a facelift! We still sell the same great fire protection systems in Ohio you’re used to, just on our newly redesigned website. We went through the process of creating the design for our website with our customers in mind. We hope you find it to be informational and easy to use.

Easier to Navigate

We wanted it to be even easier for our customers and potential customers to navigate through our site. We now have two navigation bars with easy-to-interpret options. Wherever you need to get to on the site, you’ll find your way there by starting at the top of any page. You can find out what we do, what we offer, who we serve and more! Hover over some of the tabs to see even more navigational options.

New Information

Our updated website features new information on our products and services. You can get an even better idea about our services from the pages we’ve added. We have broken down our services pages to provide even more detail about all the services we offer. Our new pages include:

At Hard Fire, we hope that we have the pleasure of calling you our customer. If you are a commercial business owner in need of an updated fire suppression, sprinkler or monitoring system, contact us. We can help you with everything from designing a new system through installation and service. Our team is professional, hardworking and experienced. You can trust us to get a system installed that will perfectly suit your needs.

Contact us today to get started on the design process for your fire suppression system by calling 614-882-2990 or Contact us Here.

Welcome To Our New Blog

Welcome to our new BlogAs a family owned and operated business located in Columbus, we at Hard Fire Suppression Systems Inc. have always prided ourselves on our work, illustrating why we’re one of the Ohio’s top companies for fire protection systems and service.

Because of the pride we take in our work, we’re happy to today launch our blog. It will be frequently updated with information on fire protection systems and service. We will also use this blog to showcase projects – past and present – the Hard Fire staff has worked so very hard on.

Not familiar with Hard Fire Suppression Systems? Please visit our home page to learn more about our company and services.We look forward to working with you!