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Why the Right Fire Alarms are a Smart Investment in Your Business

It’s simple. The right fire alarm system can save lives and save your business.  Fire alarms can save you thousands of dollars and prevent your business from a disastrous fire. But let’s not focus on the negative; let’s talk prevention. 

Fire Alarms

You might be wondering what kind or how extensive of a fire alarm system your business needs. And how do you know you’re choosing the right fire alarms for your Ohio business? At Hard Fire we are the experts in fire alarms, fire suppression and fire prevention for all of Ohio and are here to tell you more about it.

First of all, if you plan on installing new fire alarms or upgrading the system of your existing building, then you’ll want to have a professional take care of the design and installation. It is important your new fire alarms target the right areas as well as meet fire code requirements. Experts like those at Hard Fire will be able to tell you what kind of fire alarms are the best investment for your unique business and property. 

Early detection is key to preventing costly property damage and injuries. Depending on the age, structure, and other factors, a tiny flame can spread out of control incredibly fast. So, it is also important that your fire alarms are also properly monitored by a company you can depend on. Go with a company that has 24 hour fire services that will contact the fire department and you in the case of an emergency. With this kind of professional, comprehensive monitoring, your business can be secure at all hours of the day. 

And, while high quality, properly monitored fire alarms can come with a higher price tag, the safety and convenience features they offer offset it very well. While fire alarms are something we hope we never have to use, if they do come into use, you want them to work well. And, the best way to ensure this is with devices and a system that’s backed by seasoned professionals. 

Hard Fire can provide just that. Our highly trained, licensed fire alarm system specialists will design, install, monitor, service and test the essential technologies you need to protect your employees, customers and assets. We specialize in fire alarms and are current and up to date on all of the regulations and codes surrounding fire alarms, fire suppression and fire protection.

For more information on fire alarms for your Ohio business, call Hard Fire at 800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us.

Happy Holidays from Hard Fire Suppression Systems

As 2018 is coming to a close, we want to thank our clients for another successful year. We are grateful to continue serving Ohio with our commercial fire protection systems. This would not be possible without the support and patronage from all of you!

We want to thank each and every one of you who has used our services this past year. We hope you will trust us for all your future fire suppression needs.

We wish each of you a merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous new year!

Happy Holidays

Tips for Fire Safety this Holiday Season

The holidays are here and if your office is like most then it will soon be filled with holiday decorations, pot lucks and more. And, while these festive holiday staples can be a lot of fun, they can also bring with them some potential fire hazards every business owner and manager should be aware of. As experts in fire protection for Akron and the surrounding areas, we’d like to offer some tips to help you protect your business and its occupants this holiday season.office fire protection systems

First, is your fire protection system what it should be? Make sure all your commercial fire protection systems are properly installed and monitored. They can help save lives and minimize the amount of damage done. When was the last time your fire protection system was tested? Is it properly monitored? These are all questions you should be asking yourself; especially this time of year.

Every business has to abide by codes and regulations. These requirements can affect several aspects of a business, including accessibility, environment, and mechanical systems, among many others. And, we are well-versed in these codes for commercial fire protection systems. When we install your fire protection system, you can depend on us for all of its maintenance and testing needs.

For example, it is important to make sure that your smoke detectors are working and verify that the fire extinguishers are easily accessible. Hard Fire can help with this.

Next, don’t block any fire safety equipment, exit signage or exits with holiday décor or lights. Avoid placing Christmas trees, gifts, or decorations in heavily trafficked areas where people might trip over them. Do not place any type of decorative items in exit corridors or over sprinklers.

When it comes to pot lucks with multiple slow cookers and griddles, etc. it is important to never exceed the maximum number of strings or devices that may be linked together. The same goes for holiday lights. Make sure you use lights that have been tested for safety. Look for a certification mark from UL, CSA, ETL or other nationally-recognized laboratories. Consider using LED lights when possible. LED lights run cooler and use less energy than incandescent lights. Double check lights for frayed wires or cracks and be sure there is a bulb in each socket. Discard and replace any damaged strands. And, never place staples or nails through strings of lights, power cords, or extension cords.

These are just some of the things you should keep in mind this holiday season in addition to proper fire protection. For more tips on a safe holiday and winter season, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can test your fire protection system and even install a new one.

Ready to learn more about fire protection for your Akron area business? Call us at Hard Fire at 800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us.

What is Dry Fire Suppression & What is it For?

While you are most definitely aware that there are sprinkler systems that protect you in almost every commercial building you enter, did you know there are actually different types of sprinkler systems? The two most commonly used systems are the wet fire sprinkler and the dry fire sprinkler systems. It’s common knowledge wet sprinkler systems utilize water. But what are dry fire sprinkler systems? As experts in fire suppression we are here to provide information about what a dry fire suppression system can do for your Cleveland business. And, when you’re ready to protect your commercial facility or business against the threat of fire, entrust us for all of your fire suppression needs.fire suppression

Many people think “water” in order to douse a fire however certain types of businesses require chemical compounds or a dry fire suppression system to prevent damage from water. Business such as data centers, homes of high-tech electronic gadgetry, art galleries and more can all benefit from a dry fire suppression system. This fire suppression system is waterless and has additional benefits over a water-based system.

Fragile equipment and documents all need protection. And that includes insurance policies, business licenses, contracts, etc. Water-based fire suppression systems can damage computers, servers and critical documents. The implementation of a dry fire suppression system allows instead for the protection of electronic equipment and documents, resulting in less time in recovery from fire.

Dry systems are also ideal for use in structures where temperatures will reach freezing. If and when temperatures drop below freezing, the pipes are not in danger of freezing as they are with their wet sprinkler system counterparts.

Not sure if a dry fire suppression system is the best solution for your business? We can work with you to choose one that’s right for you and make sure your system system fits your particular working environment. We offer a variety of suppression system types; both wet and dry. The professionals at Hard Fire have plenty of experience with a variety of fire suppression systems, including:

  • Inert agent
  • C02
  • NOVEC 1230
  • FM200
  • Water mist
  • Foam
  • Halon 1301
  • And more

Ready to get started making your business safer? Give us a call today to learn more about a fire suppression system for your Cleveland business. Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or you can Contact Us.

Does Your Office Have Adequate Fire Protection?

Look around you, does the office you go to every day have adequate fire protection? As experts in commercial fire protection systems for Cincinnati and the surrounding areas, we’d like to provide an outline of what should be there to properly protect your office and its occupants.

Commercial Fire Exit

Fire alarms as part of the commercial fire protection systems should sound or visually display the fire signal. Other components make it easier for occupants to evacuate, like exit signs. Are all of the proper signs present? Strobe lights and other signaling options on commercial fire protection systems should also light up in various ways that will help people identify the exits. This is especially true in the event of power loss; audio and visual components of the system will continue to function. A fire protection company like ours can evaluate your office’s system to ensure all exit signs are located where they should be and working properly.

Commercial fire protection systems are mandatory in most commercial properties. Local codes and regulations vary in different areas, such as how many occupants a building is allowed to have, whether a sprinkler system needs to be in the building and what building type classification you operate under. Commercial fire protection systems and alarms help with the overall cause of minimizing the damage done as a result of fire. The faster the fire is spotted, the sooner your notification system can alert the proper emergency personnel to come and put out the blaze.

It is also important that the commercial fire protection systems are properly installed and monitored. They can help save lives and minimize the amount of damage done. Since these are so essential, it is also important to make sure professionals have handled installation to ensure all works as it should. At Hard Fire, we have professional representatives on NFPA standard’s code committees and work closely with fire detection and suppression system manufacturers.

Have you had drills or inspections in your office? When you have commercial fire protection systems installed, it is also important to have them inspected on a regular basis. At Hard Fire, we use the best technology available to monitor your fire alarm and fire suppression systems.

Not sure if your office is protected by quality commercial fire protection systems? When you’re ready to learn more about commercial fire protection systems at your Cincinnati office, call us at Hard Fire at 800-848-1301 or 614-882-2990 or Contact Us.