If your restaurant lacks an efficient system to swiftly deal with a devastating fire, you are in great trouble. This is like paving the path to the closure of your business altogether. The occurrence of a fire can keep your business shut for many weeks, months or years in a row. The longer your business remains closed, the great losses you are going to incur. As a responsible restaurant owner, you should always keep yourself prepared ahead of the risks of fire.
That is why you should always maintain operational and effective fire alarms so that you can be alerted the moment heavy smoke or fire erupts in your kitchen or dining areas.
Fire Alarm Installation Services
If your fire alarms aren’t as effective as they could be, you might not be alerted if fire does break out. Not all fires are immediately noticeable. You may have a fire on the roof, which could damage your business’s HVAC system. All the resulting smoke from that fire can then flow through your business through the air conditioning system, causing immense damage to surfaces, floors, walls, and other areas that fire doesn’t even have to touch. Of course, if the fire rages out of control, your business could suffer even further.
At Nationwide Fire Protection, now serving customers throughout Denver, Colorado, we offer the best fire alarm installation services that you can always rely on.
We take pride in designing and installing automatic fire alarm systems. When you order a fire alarm system from NFP, you can feel confident that your system will be tailored to your unique needs, as well as the needs of your business.
As an experienced craftsman, we guarantee that our fire alarm installation services will meet every code requirement established by all relevant local agencies. This includes the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This keeps you code-compliant and confident that your business is always protected from a dangerous fire.
Fire Alarm System Maintenance and Repairs
Do you know if your fire alarm systems are fully-operational? If not, you owe it to yourself and your peace of mind to call Nationwide Fire Protection. Whether your business is in the Denver, Colorado areas, we can come out to inspect every inch of your fire alarm system to ensure it’s always watching out for your commercial kitchen investment.
If any part of your system needs to be repaired or replaced, with NFP you’re always in great hands. We are a one-stop-shop for all fire protection services, which means that we can perform all necessary repairs in-house.
Once your system has been repaired, we can then schedule you for regular fire alarm system maintenance. Our maintenance protocols are designed to ensure your fire alarm always reacts to smoke and fire as it should, which will keep your restaurant, staff, and customers safe while protecting your business investment.
Get Annual Fire Alarm System Inspections
Our fire alarm installation and repair services can keep your business safe, but regular maintenance of your systems will give you the necessary peace of mind. With routine inspection and testing of your fire alarm equipment, you’ll always know the system will react quickly at the slightest hint of a dangerous blaze.
The moment smoke begins to appear and the risk of fire becomes great, you want to know that your fire alarm systems will give off the necessary visual clues. Being able to see flashing lights and other fire risk indicators can help with rapid evacuation and provide the means for rapid fire suppression and protection.
To ensure that your fire alarm system is always operating at optimal levels, we will perform thorough inspections of all wiring and connections. When a single frayed wire or other defects could mean trouble for restaurant owners, we will ensure that all connections to your fire alarms are solid and working as they should.
Annunciators, Bells & Horns
Audible clues can help you react to fire quickly, which can help you evacuate staff and customers, and keep your restaurant safe. We can inspect and repair all annunciators, bells, horns, and other audible systems to keep your fire alarm systems in constant alert mode.
Elevator Recall Systems
We can check your elevator systems to keep elevator recall systems in full operation. This can keep staff and customers safe and makes sure everyone can evacuate your building quickly if fire ever does break out near your restaurant.
Smoke Detector Sensitivity
We can make sure your fire alarm installation services are set so that you’re only alerted when there’s a risk of fire. This means that your systems won’t go off merely due to high heat or steam from cookers and fryers. Rather, only fire-bearing smoke will cause your fire alarm systems to alert you, allowing you to react fast with fire extinguishers and other fire suppression activities.
Duct & Thermal Detectors
We offer state-of-the-art fire alarm system installations and repair, which means that we can make sure you’re always alerted to the risk of fire, even if that fire originates in your duct-work or other hidden services. We offer thermal detection that will sense fire, even in hard-to-reach places.
Tamper and Flow Switches
We can inspect, repair, and provide fire alarm installations for all tamper and flow switches to keep your fire suppression systems in top working order.
Ground Fault Detection Circuitry & Grounded Field Wiring
Since we are a one-stop shop for all fire protection services, you can feel safe that your fire alarm system will be protected from electrical surges and other relevant issues. We can also repair all electrical work, ensuring that your fire alarm systems are always on constant alert.
Fire Phones & Battery Standby
We can provide extra services to keep you safe, such as fire phones that can be used in an emergency and battery standby to keep your fire alarm system working even in the presence of electrical problems.
Get a Free Estimate for Fire Alarm System Installation and Repair
Are your fire alarm systems in good working order? Find out today by calling Nationwide Fire Protection in Denver, Colorado, and for professional fire alarm system installation, repair, and maintenance.
How Do Commercial Fire Alarms Work?
Fire alarm systems work in various ways. It all depends on the type of fire alarm and the environment in which the alarm is being used. Codes and regulations dictate the type of alarm and its functionality. Aside from these codes, you must follow the rules set form by your local fire jurisdiction.
All fire alarms, whether new or a replacement, must follow the National Fire Protection Association’s regulations for fire alarm installation in commercial buildings, otherwise known as NFPA 72. The document specifies the requirements for emergency communications and signaling, as well as fire detection.
Most fire alarm systems detect flames and smoke while others detect changes in temperature and gases like carbon dioxide. Many alarms are connected to control panels for easy monitoring. The fire alarms can also be connected to commercial fire suppression systems or fire sprinkler systems so that those components can act quickly when a fire is detected.
When the fire alarm is triggered, a number of things could happen. There could be noise or lights or the activation of specific types of fire suppression equipment.
You may be wondering about false alarms. The systems being sold and installed in commercial buildings today are incredibly reliable and trustworthy. False alarms can happen, but they are rare, especially if the fire alarm system is installed and maintained correctly.
Different Types of Commercial Fire Alarms
There are probably more fire alarm types than you would typically expect. Here are some of the most popular fire alarms being installed today.
Smoke Detectors: These fire alarms detect levels of smoke in the air.
Pull Stations: Considered manual fire alarms, these are areas where staff and customers can pull the fire alarm if smoke or fire are detected.
Horn Strobes: These fire alarms release loud horns in a particular order to alert people inside the building that a fire is nearby. There is also a strobe light for the hearing impaired.
Fire-Proof Bells: These are the old school bells you probably had in school. They are fireproof and designed to alert everyone around that a fire escape is necessary.
Fire Alarm Control Panels: These devices link fire alarm and fire suppression systems together. Many times, you can control and test the fire alarms from this panel.
Wireless Fire Alarm Systems: Since there are no wires to speak of, these systems can be installed pretty much anywhere around the building for fast fire detection.
Fire Alarm Inspection Process
Fire alarm inspections must be undertaken carefully and with a certain degree of thoroughness. That is because these systems can be intricate, and mistakes can be deadly. When we inspect a fire alarm system, we take the following steps.
Test the Equipment
We test the control panel functions to ensure the lamps and LEDs work as they should. We check fuses and interface equipment, and the primary power.
Test Smoke Detectors
We next test the smoke detectors by introducing an approved aerosol agent to the smoke detector chamber to determine if the proper signal is received at the alarm panel.
Clean the Smoke Alarm System
Next, we clean all smoke alarm components using nitrogen.
Test Manual Pull Stations
Our technicians will test the manual pull stations through the full range of motion to verify if the proper signal is received.
Test Heat Detectors
If you have heat detection fire alarms, we use a heat gun to verify if the signal is received at the control panel.
Test Audible and Visual Devices
By testing the audible and visual devices, we ensure that they are unobstructed and giving off the necessary signals at the proper noise level.
Our inspection crew next does a random check of the circuit supervision to ensure the fire alarm panel detects an open circuit. We then load-test the standby batteries and check the auxiliary functions, such as the door release and damper release.
Fire Alarms and Fire Detectors – What’s the Difference?
A fire alarm system is a complete system, which means that it’s involved with the detection of fire and the action of suppressing it. The sensor detects high levels of smoke and acts immediately, either triggering a sprinkler system or fire suppression system. The sensor is connected to an alarm that also begins to blare when the system is activated.
Fire detectors (otherwise called smoke or heat detectors) sense when fire is nearby. They are nothing more than sensors that let you know that danger is near, but smoke detectors can’t act on the fires they detect.
Fire Alarm Monitoring
When you want to be alerted the moment a fire breaks out, night or day, fire alarm monitoring is the service for you. When you opt for a service like this, you get trained professionals monitoring your fire alarm system 24/7. This gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your business is always protected, and you get an immediate response when a fire is detected.
In addition to being alerted when a fire occurs, many of these services also provide sprinkler and tamper monitoring and notifications in the event of a power failure.
Fire Alarm Installation
You want to be extremely careful when hiring a company to install fire alarms throughout your building. A trustworthy company will be able to provide references and have stellar reviews. Look for these things, as you want to ensure the fire alarm systems will be properly installed and tested for maximum effectiveness. Skimping on costs or cutting corners can be dangerous, as you may find your fire alarms don’t work as expected when the time comes. Instead, do your due diligence and hire a company like Nationwide Fire Protection the next time you need fire alarms installed.
Do You Need a Fire Alarm System?
Whether you are in the market for a new fire alarm system or you plan to replace your outdated alarms with newer models, Nationwide Fire Protection can help. We have experienced and trained technicians standing by to answer your questions, assess your needs, and offer you a state-of-the-art fire alarm system that is sure to suit your needs and budget.
Call now in Denver, Colorado, and get a fire alarm system that keeps you protected from a dangerous fire.
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