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Fire Safety

Why Backflow Preventers are Important

When you turn on the faucet, you expect water that is safe and clean to drink. However, potable water (also called drinking water) can be contaminated if it comes in contact with other sources. Keep reading to learn how backflow systems protect your drinking water from contamination. To learn more about how to protect potable...
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How Do Fire Sprinklers Work?

Have you ever seen a TV show or movie where all the fire sprinklers in a building went off at once? In real life, fire sprinklers are designed to quickly put out fires while minimizing water damage. Keep reading to learn how fire sprinklers work and why your commercial building should have their fire protection...
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Business and Commercial Fire Protection Services

5 Reasons to Install Business Security Systems

According to the National Retail Federation, shoplifting and employee theft contributed to $48.9 billion in losses for US retailers in 2016. To protect your business, we recommend installing a security system to prevent would-be thieves. Not only do surveillance cameras and security alarm systems give you peace of mind, but they also help you save...
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Emergency Lighting Services and Contractors

Why Emergency Lighting is Important

The last time you sat in a movie theater, you may have noticed exit signs illuminated in the darkness. Under OSHA regulations, a commercial building must have an emergency lighting system in order to be considered safe and code-compliant. Occupants of your commercial building must be able to find the exits in an emergency, which...
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Industrial Fire Protection Services

Holiday Fire Safety Tips for Apartment Buildings

More home cooking fires happen on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year (followed by Christmas Day and Christmas Eve), according to the National Fire Protection Association. If you own an apartment complex, you’ll want to make sure that your building always meets fire safety code, especially during the holidays. In this blog...
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Fire Extinguisher Services and Contractors

Kidde Recalled over 37 Million Fire Extinguishers: Are You Affected?

On November 2, 2017, Kidde recalled about 37.8 million fire extinguishers with plastic handles and push-buttons. Fire extinguishers under the Kidde Professional or Badger brands are not affected by the recall. The Kidde fire extinguisher recall also doesn’t affect fire extinguishers with metal handles or valve assemblies. Keep reading to learn if your portable fire...
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Fire Extinguisher Inspections Grand Rapids MI

What Maintenance Does Your Fire Extinguisher Need?

In order to keep your commercial building up to code, you’ll need to schedule fire extinguisher maintenance visits from a reputable fire extinguisher inspection company. Fire extinguishers need monthly maintenance so you can count on them to work when you need them most. In this blog post, we will explain what kind of maintenance is...
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Fire Protection Systems Grand Rapids, MI

Fire Protection Systems and Devices for Commercial Buildings

Not all commercial buildings need the same fire protection devices and systems. For example, an apartment building doesn’t need a special hazard suppression system designed for a computer server room. In this blog post, we will briefly explain how different fire protection systems work to improve emergency response times, save lives, and reduce fire damage....
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Kitchen Hood Cleaning Services

What to Expect During a Restaurant Kitchen Hood Cleaning

Restaurant kitchen exhaust cleanings prevent restaurant fires by cleaning grease and other debris from the hood, filters, exhaust fan, and duct work. The risk of a grease fire increases if you allow grease to accumulate. It also makes it harder for a kitchen hood cleaning company to clean down to the bare metal. Most restaurant...
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Carbon Monoxide Alarm Installation

How Carbon Monoxide Alarms Work

More than 20,000 Americans visit the emergency room for carbon monoxide poisoning each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Carbon monoxide is so dangerous because it can quickly starve your body of oxygen, all the while being completely colorless, odorless, and tasteless. Thankfully, carbon monoxide poisoning is completely preventable when you...
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