October 10, 2019

Important Fire Protection Inspections Before Winter Starts

Winter is coming; is your building’s Vancouver fire protection up to code? If you are not sure, you’d better start making sure now, before the cold weather sets in for good. Cold weather can affect things like pipes, or valves and windows. The fact that electric heaters will be going on all over town is another reason to make sure you are on top of your Vancouver fire protection. A small accident can turn into a big disaster if you are not careful. Here are some fire protection inspections you might need to look into before the year gets a little bit older and a little bit colder.

Fire Hydrant Inspection: The fire hydrant or hydrants outside of your building are your responsibility. You need to make sure that you stay on top of fire hydrant inspections. There is a service called the Fall Fire Hydrant inspection to check if there are any leaks or broken valves that can prevent proper usage of a hydrant in the event of an emergency. It is officially fall now, so time to book that inspection.

Backflow Prevention Inspection: This is another Vancouver fire protection service that needs to be checked regularly. If there is something wrong with the way the sprinkler system in your building and backflow preventer are set up, there might be a loss of pressure in the sprinkler system. This can lead to real damage and danger in the event of an incident. Inspect your backflow preventer to make sure it is working well with your sprinkler system.

Fire Sprinkler Inspection: While you have someone come to do backflow prevention inspection, have them inspect your sprinkler system too. The sprinkler system is your first line of defence against a fire, which can prevent if from getting out of hand. If you are going to have any luck minimizing the damage, you need the system to work perfectly. Getting it inspected and ready for anything should be your top priority.

Emergency Lighting: There is going to be plenty of confusion if an accident happens in your building. Making sure it is clear where the exits are and helping people see where they are going will help to reduce the chaos and enable everyone to get to safety. This is why you need to make sure your emergency lighting is working. Have a professional fire safety service test these lights to make sure they are in top shape for the day you need them.

There are also other things you can do to help protect those who live or work in your building. Active Fire and Safety Services is able to help you with any of the above-mentioned inspections. Call us to help you be ready for anything.