If you’re not sure whether the fire protection system in your commercial building provides maximum overall fire safety, now is a good time to request an audit from Kauffman Co. The goal of a fire protection audit is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your system’s design and implementation. Then we can propose improvements that build on your existing system and address areas of concern. In the end, fire protection audits make your building safer and more compliant with Houston fire codes.
To schedule a fire protection audit for your business or facility in Houston, call Kauffman Co. today at 713-893-1090.
When you schedule a fire protection audit from Kauffman Co., here’s what you can expect:
Evaluate the overall fire risk in each operation area. This includes checking for potential fire or explosion hazards on the premises and suggesting preventative measures to combat these hazards.
Inspect all parts of the existing fire protection system for malfunctions or outdated parts that need to be replaced. This inspection includes testing and maintaining the fire sprinkler system, fire pump, fire suppression system and fire extinguishers.
Make sure smoke detectors and fire alarms are installed in accordance with Houston fire codes, and make sure these and other wired devices have a backup battery system in case of a power outage.
Assess the presence of fire partition walls. Make sure the fire ratings of these walls and other building materials are sufficient.
Check that emergency exit routes are present and unblocked. Make sure the building has an emergency preparedness plan, including having evacuation routes posted to the walls if required by code. Make sure staff members are aware of the evacuation plan and know how to operate a fire extinguisher. Check the adequacy and availability of emergency lighting to illuminate exits in case of a power outage.
Your fire protection audit may reveal several safety shortcomings in your building. We can help you get back on track by installing, repairing or updating whatever systems need attention, including:
Whether your goal is to protect your building and its occupants or become code compliant so you can avoid hefty fines, our fire protection audits are just what you need. Our technicians refer to detailed audit procedures and standard checklists for different industries to ensure our suggestions improve code compliance.
With over 35 years in the fire protection industry, we know the ins and outs of protecting Houston buildings from fire. If we see something inadequate or unsafe in your facility during the audit, we’ll alert you to the problem. It’s then your responsibility to follow through with our suggested improvements and get your building up to code.
When you’re ready to schedule a money-saving, safety-improving fire protection audit, please contact Kauffman Co. online or call us at 713-893-1090.
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