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Can I Paint Around My Fire Sprinkler System?

Posted on December 13, 2017

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners and commercial businesses make when they choose to repaint their properties is accidentally covering their fire sprinkler system in a coat of paint. Although a touch of paint may seem harmless at first, there …

How Big Should My Fire Extinguisher Be?

Posted on November 8, 2017

Are you shopping for fire extinguishers for your Houston-area business? You may be surprised to find that one size doesn’t fit all. In fact, there are many different fire extinguisher sizes, weights, types, and extinguishing agents available. Use the information …

Can I Replace My Own Fire Sprinkler Heads?

Posted on November 5, 2017

Fire sprinklers provide peace of mind, knowing your building is protected 24 hours a day. When a fire ignites, the heat rises and activates one sprinkler head at a time to douse the flames below while minimizing water damage. If …

How Old Is My Fire Extinguisher?

Posted on November 1, 2017

Has your business operated out of the same building for several years? Perhaps you recently moved to your current location after the previous tenant moved out. Either way, the old, dusty fire extinguisher on the wall has grabbed your attention …

Where Fire Alarm Strobe Lights Are Required

Posted on October 10, 2017

When it comes to warning building occupants of a fire, it’s imperative to have both audible and visible alarms. Audible alarms include sirens, horns, and bells, while visible alarms consist of flashing strobe lights and text banners. The Americans with …

How to Prevent Property Loss During a Fire

Posted on October 5, 2017

While the ultimate goal is to prevent fires in your home or business, it’s wise to have protective measures in place to slow the flames and minimize damage in case a fire breaks out. Here’s how to prevent catastrophic property …

How to Train Your Employees to Prepare for a Fire

Posted on October 1, 2017

Fire preparedness is vital in all industries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, over 113,000 fires started in non-residential buildings across the US in 2015. These fires resulted in 80 civilian deaths, 1,425 civilian injuries, and $3.1 billion in …

How Old Can A Fire Extinguisher Be Without Replacement?

Posted on September 20, 2017

Most fire extinguishers don’t come with expiration dates printed on the canister. This is because their lifespan varies widely depending on how you maintain the extinguisher and whether anyone tampers with it. Still, if you have an aging fire extinguisher, …

When Do I Need Pressure Reducing Valves?

Posted on September 5, 2017

NFPA 14 requires all standpipes installed after 1993 to deliver a minimum residual pressure of 100 pounds per square inch (psi) at each standpipe outlet, whether installed on the ground floor or the roof. In larger buildings, high-rises, offices with …

What Are Common Fire Code Violations?

Posted on August 15, 2017

Do you own a business or manage a building in the Houston area? To avoid being fined or having your occupational status revoked, you must meet applicable fire codes for the type of business you operate. Some rules are common …

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December 13, 2017

Can I Paint Around My Fire Sprinkler System?

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners and commercial businesses make when they choose to repaint their properties is accidentally covering…

November 8, 2017

How Big Should My Fire Extinguisher Be?

Are you shopping for fire extinguishers for your Houston-area business? You may be surprised to find that one size doesn’t…