As I sat down and pondered what to write for this month’s blog, I thought about the many fire safety resources generated this time of year regarding holiday hazards such as live Christmas trees or overloading electrical outlets. And yes, these are very important topics that all of us should review to make sure we are properly protecting our homes and businesses. But this week I was reminded of another annual fire safety task for businesses that can sometimes be easily forgotten: annual fire sprinkler maintenance.
If your business has a fire sprinkler system, regular maintenance and testing of that system is one of the best things you can do to save lives and protect your property. The purpose of a properly designed fire sprinkler system is to provide the greatest amount of fire protection with the least amount of loss to your building, contents, and operations. But just like any other mechanical system, it needs to be checked annually to make sure it is in proper working order. Can you imagine how devastating it would be if a fire broke out at your business and the fire protection system was not working properly?
Central‘s video Sprinkler System Maintenance provides valuable information on this important topic. I encourage you to take a few minutes to watch the video and, even more importantly, take the time to ensure your sprinkler system is properly designed for your building and operations, and the maintenance and service is up to date. Not only will this provide you peace of mind this holiday season, but it may even have a positive impact on your insurance premium for the upcoming renewal year!
For further assistance regarding this or any other safety topics pertaining to your business, please contact your independent insurance agent.