At Hard Fire, we are often asked the same questions about our industry and just how important a fire suppression system and fire alarms are. So we wanted to take some time to talk about the questions we hear the most often about fire protection in Ohio and the surrounding areas.
Q: How important is it to having working fire alarms in a home or business?
A: Very important! Fire alarms are an important part of a good fire protection system, whether you are at home or at work. Nearly 60% of home fire deaths between 2007 and 2011 were in homes were there were no working fire alarms. Fire alarms are one of the most effective ways to alert a building’s occupants that there is a fire and everyone needs to evacuate as quickly and safely as possible.
Q: How often should I have my fire extinguishers inspected?
A: We recommend that you get your fire extinguishers inspected on a yearly basis by a fire protection company like Hard Fire. We also recommend that you look at your fire extinguishers on a monthly basis for any obvious signs of damage.
Q: I have a sprinkler system in my home or commercial building. What can I do to make sure it stays in good shape and functions if it’s ever needed?
A: The best thing you can do for your fire protection system, like a sprinkler system, is to have it inspected by Hard Fire at least once a year. We can catch any problems that might impact the system’s ability to work if it is needed. We also recommend that you take a look at it on a monthly basis and that you take basic precautions like never painting over the sprinklers, never obstructing them and never hanging items from them.
Q: I just had some fire alarms installed. How long will they last?
A: With proper maintenance and care, your new fire alarms will last around 12 years. Fire alarms are an important part of fire protection, so you should have your alarms looked at by professionals like the ones at Hard Fire at least once a year. You should be sure to make sure the batteries are fresh by changing them at least twice a year.
Do you want to learn more about fire protection in Ohio? Call Hard Fire at 1-800-848-1301, or you can Contact Us.