There are many great reasons to install a fire sprinkler in
your Mississauga retail store.
Why You Should
Install a Fire Sprinkler
When most people think of fire sprinklers, they picture
office warehouses and schools. It’s time to consider how a fire sprinkler
system can help save lives and merchandise in your retail store.
Most of us install a smoke detector and think our work is
done but a smoke detector can’t help put out a fire. A fire that’s detected
early and quickly put out will do less damage to your business. Most sprinklers
are designed to react within a minute of detecting heat. Your commercial fire
sprinkler system may put out the fire before the Mississauga fire department
can arrive on the scene.
You may even discover that installing a sprinkler system
helps lower your annual insurance premiums. It’s worth calling your insurance
agent when you’re considering installing a fire sprinkler system.
Fire Sprinkler Myths
One common mistake people make when considering a fire
sprinkler systems is the assumption that all the sprinklers will go off if one
is triggered. This isn’t true. The sprinkler over the detected fire is the only
one that will go off, unless the fire spreads. And the chance of a sprinkler
accidently going off is extremely small. Sprinklers begin only if they detect
heat, not smoke, so a pan of smoking bacon in a cooking demonstration won’t set
off the sprinkler overhead.
Some people worry about the cost of a fire sprinkler
important to remember that the cost of fire damage and ensuing increase to your
insurance policy will outweigh the cost of installing a fire sprinkler or two If
you’re worried about the water damage from a sprinkler system, remember that
your building and merchandise will sustain far more damage from both smoke and
fire. The water from a fire truck will also cause more damage. It’s better to
use a little water to contain the fire before it becomes an inferno instead of
losing everything to a raging fire and the water needed to fight it.
Worried about incorporating an ugly sprinkler system into
your professionally-designed retail décor? Sprinkler systems have come a long
way. Sprinklers designed
for residential buildings
fit well in small businesses and retail
boutiques. These sprinklers are smaller than other types and can be found
concealed in pendants or ceiling plates.
Sprinkler maintenance costs far less than most people think.
You can even take quick steps to protect your sprinklers and help them work
properly by keeping the area clear. Nothing should block the sprinklers,
including furniture, retail displays or cases, lamps, or plants. Never paint
the sprinkler or its cover.
Fire sprinklers can save lives and reduce property damage.
This is because they can putt out fires or contain the flames while the fire
department is still en route to the home. Protect your Mississauga retail store
by installing a fire sprinkler system.