21/07/2018 0 Comments
Inspecting your store’s fire protection equipment: an important task
Groceries, flowers, clothes, hardware, pets, garden supplies, pools—are you the owner of any kind of store in Montreal, Laval or the South Shore? At Guard-X, we know that periodic inspection of your fire protection equipment is essential to ensure the safety of your employees and clients, as well as to protect your property and inventory. Read on to find out more.
Why have your store’s fire safety system inspected?
It’s a fact: fire alarms save lives. Additionally, sprinklers limit the spread of smoke and flames, reducing material¬ and financial loss. For your fire safety equipment to do its job properly, it must be functional and ready to go off at all times. A professional inspection is the only was to be sure that this is the case.
Furthermore, many insurance companies require proof that the system has been periodically inspected before accepting a claim.
What does an inspection of fire protection equipment consist of?
At Guard-X, we offer inspection services for all types of fire protection products including:
• Fire alarms
• Sprinkler systems
• Fire extinguishers
• Emergency signs and lighting
• Gas detectors
During an inspection of your fire protection products—done according to the Régie du Bâtiment Québec’s building safety codes (available in French only)—we verify: elements of the system such as fire alarm panels, manual triggers and heat detectors; fire extinguisher placement and functionality (that they’re full of the necessary chemicals), and the visibility of their instructions; and the various elements of the sprinkler system and the alarms connected to it. After your store’s fire safety system has been inspected, our technicians will provide you with a detailed report.
Please note that a yearly inspection is recommended for fire extinguishers and sprinkler systems. Fire alarms themselves must also be tested at regular intervals.
To protect your store from fire, think “Guard-X”!
At Guard-X, our technicians have all the necessary qualifications to ensure that all types of stores located in Laval and Greater Montreal have fire protection equipment (sprinklers, fire extinguishers, fire alarms, etc.) that functions properly. Contact us today for quality inspection services—and for your peace of mind.