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Do I Need a Fire Pump?

Posted on March 5, 2015

If you have a commercial building that needs sprinklers for fire protection purposes, you might be wondering if a fire pump should be part of the design. It’s a very reasonable question, and we’ll attempt to answer it here. What Is a …

Is Fire Sprinkler Monitoring Worth It?

Posted on December 29, 2014

As a business or restaurant owner, you should understand the importance of having a fire sprinkler system installed. Such a system is far more effective at tackling unexpected fire emergencies, keeping your staff and employees safe, and minimizing fire damage than …

Will the Water in My Fire Sprinkler Pipes Freeze?

Posted on December 18, 2014

As long as your fire sprinkler system is installed correctly and maintained regularly, you don’t need to worry about it freezing when the temperature drops outside. If you’re not sure what condition your sprinklers are in, you can take the following steps …

How Many Fire Extinguishers Do I Need?

Posted on December 14, 2014

Portable fire extinguishers are an important part of any fire prevention program. They are the first line of defense against small fires in office buildings and commercial properties. If you act quickly, you may be able to put out a …

When Should I Replace My Halon Fire Suppression System?

Posted on December 6, 2014

If you have a Halon fire suppression system in your Houston property, it must have been installed before the Clean Air Act of 1994. After that, the new installations of Halon systems were banned. While Halon systems are no longer in production, it’s still …

Do I Need Special Fire Extinguishers for My Kitchen?

Posted on December 1, 2014

Various types of combustible materials are found in commercial buildings. The type of material fueling a fire dictates which type of fire extinguisher you need to keep on hand. The type of fire extinguisher most people are familiar with is …

Fire Prevention Methods for Restaurants

Posted on November 28, 2014

Commercial kitchens are very dangerous places, especially if your employees are not following proper safety procedures. Knife injuries are the most common concern, but fire represents the greatest potential liability for a restaurant. Fire damage destroys valuable tools, ruins food, …

Commercial Fire Protection Measures You Can Do Yourself

Posted on November 18, 2014

Although Fire Prevention Week was observed in October, the importance of fire safety and prevention should be in the minds of building or property owners and managers every month. There are so many ways a fire can roar to life and quickly consume everything in its …

Water Damage from Fire Sprinklers

Posted on November 13, 2014

You may have concerns over how much water damage may occur from your fire sprinkler system in the event of a fire.  Unfortunately, most people have only seen sprinklers in action in movies or on television. This has led to …

Kauffman Co. Named Best Place to Work by Houston Business Journal Second Year in A Row

Posted on November 8, 2014

Kauffman Co. was honored once again as a Best Place to Work from the Houston Business Journal (HBJ). The HBJ celebrates companies in the Houston, Texas area that are not only top performers in their industries, but what they also do to …

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