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What Are Fire Watch Services?

Even when your business takes all necessary precautions, a fire can still occur when it’s least expected, harming people, wiping out property, and bringing operations to a halt. A tried and tested fire watch team can be highly beneficial at those times.

Many companies are unfamiliar with fire watch services, but they offer countless benefits for business owners, even if you already have fire protection equipment like fire alarms and sprinklers in place.

Kauffman Co. provides fire watch services that help identify fire hazard, secure properties from a possible fire outbreak, and record daily events. Here’s a closer look at how fire watch guard services can help your business prevent loss of life, property, and profits.

What Are Fire Watch Services?

Fire watch guards are trained and experienced professionals who patrol your building or facility to identify fire hazards. They work in shifts to maintain 24/7 coverage, monitoring the areas you want to protect, and, in case of a fire, act swiftly to alert the fire department.

A fire watch guard’s primary responsibility is to prevent and minimize a fire’s damage. They also perform regular fire safety equipment checkups and look for irregularities around your property.

5 Benefits of Fire Watch Services

Fire watch guards can offer assistance while your fire protection systems are damaged and in repair. Fire watch services:

Locate & Monitor Fire Hazards

Fire watch guards search your building or facility, looking for conditions that raise fire risk.

Examples of common fire hazards include:
  • Aging wiring
  • Overheating equipment
  • Combustible waste

Prevent Fire Outbreaks

A fire service guard’s primary task is to ensure fire and life safety. It’s an incredibly valuable service if your facility’s fire system isn’t operating or is rendered ineffective by a fire.

Local regulations typically require an on-site fire watch team if you need to repair or replace your fire alarm or fire sprinkler system. Water supply interruptions can also prevent the equipment from doing its job.

A fire watch service protects your property and its inhabitants until the system is fully operational.

Patrol Your Commercial Property

As fire watch guards scout your building, they also watch for possible fire hazards, like excessive heat near electrical equipment or fuel storage.

They also inspect equipment like fire extinguishers to ensure they’re not past their expiration dates and don’t have any broken parts or missing tags, etc.

Provide Immediate Fire Response 24/7

If a fire breaks out at your facility at any time of day or night, fire watch guards immediately trigger the fire alarm and contact the fire department. They also contact you or your company representative to alert them to the situation. 

Help Secure Construction Zones

Construction sites come with many fire hazards, including:
  • Soldering
  • Welding
  • Riveting
  • Brazing
  • Flame-cutting
  • And more

Compared to existing structures, they typically require greater attention. During construction work that builds up heat, fire watch services reduce the potential for fires and excessive fire-related damages and losses.

Does Your Houston-Area Business Need 24/7 Fire Watch Services?

Kauffman Co. has more than 35 years of experience in the fire protection industry. Our reliable fire watch services are performed by trustworthy guards who can help your business minimize the dangers of a fire, identifying potential threats and addressing them before it’s too late.

To learn more about fire watch services and all the fire protection services we offer, contact us online or call (713) 893-1090 today.
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