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What Causes Gas Line Leaks?

September 30, 2021 12:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Homes and business owners use natural gas as a reliable source of energy to power appliances and provide heat. Gas lines transport natural gas directly to the point of use, and they’re designed with mind to the flammable gas carried within them. Namely, to minimize the risk of leaks. Unfortunately, gas line leaks still happen—and they can cause serious problems for property owners when they do. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to understand the causes of gas line leaks and find out what to do if you suspect one. The dangers of a gas line leak Gas... View Article

Automatic Extinguishing Systems Save Lives

September 7, 2021 7:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When a fire breaks out in your apartment building, vehicle or business, every second counts. Automatic fire suppression can help save lives. Instead of waiting for the fire department to arrive—and allowing the fire to spread in the meantime—automatic suppression systems can start attacking the fire as soon as it’s detected. Types of automatic fire suppression systems Sprinklers: You’re probably familiar with fire sprinklers—they’ve been a popular type of fire suppression system for decades. When the fire is detected, the sprinklers send water out into the room or rooms affected. This helps put out the fire, or at least prevent... View Article

Preparing for a Fire Safety Inspection

August 24, 2021 7:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Every 63 seconds, an accidental fire starts. Even minor fires can cause major inconvenience, as well as health issues, company downtime and other problems. They cause millions of dollars in property damage. When you own a business or other public building, an annual fire safety inspection is an important part of your yearly operations. Understanding what you need to do to pass, and how the fire inspections work, can take a lot of the guesswork away. Here’s how to prepare for your next fire safety inspection: Know your local fire codes: Every state and county—and sometimes even cities—have different fire... View Article

Restaurant Fire Protection Basics

August 10, 2021 8:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you own a restaurant, odds are you’re in it for more than the money. Restaurateurs often have a passion for the business that goes far beyond the bottom line. But it’s important to also consider aspects of the restaurant beyond the delicious food and drinks you create in the kitchen, or the quality of the atmosphere and customer service you provide. That includes making sure you have all the required restaurant fire safety equipment in place and ready to use. There are restaurant fire protection systems as well as restaurant fire safety equipment that you should have on hand... View Article

Fire Safety Tips for High-Rise Residential Buildings

July 27, 2021 8:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you live in a high-rise condo, there are some things you need to know about fire safety. These types of buildings have specific features that aren’t applicable to single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes or other types of dwellings with fewer than four floors. If you live in a multistory building, especially one with an elevator, it’s good to be prepared in case of a fire emergency. With that in mind, here are some high-rise fire safety tips. Hopefully, you will never need to apply most of these tips, but it’s especially important to note the tips about prevention to be... View Article