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  • Heat Detector
    29/05/2019 0 Comments
    Does my building need a heat detector?

    Did you know that heat detectors are an indispensable component of fire safety systems in many buildings? If your residence or business has rooms that are very humid or dusty, these devices are needed in addition to traditional smoke detectors. Your fire safety experts at Guard-X have created this article so you can learn more about heat detectors and to judge whether you need any in your building.


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  • fire alarm systeme inspection
    29/05/2019 0 Comments
    Inspection of fire alarm systems in buildings: your diligence can save lives

    If you’re the owner or manager of a building, the Building Chapter from the Safety Code (BCSC) stipulates that you must have your alarm and fire detection systems inspected and serviced regularly. At Guard-X, we care about keeping you safe, and in this article, we provide you with an overview of these legal requirements.


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  • 22/03/2019 0 Comments
    Carbon monoxide detectors in schools: what you need to know

    On January 14, 2019, a carbon monoxide leak at the elementary school École des Découvreurs in Lasalle caused approximately 50 students and staff members to fall ill. Fortunately, everyone recovered and the Quebec government has since decided to make carbon monoxide detectors mandatory in all the schools. In this article, Guard-X tells you about the effects of carbon monoxide and gives you the information you need to prevent an emergency.


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  • 22/03/2019 0 Comments
    7 things everyone should know about portable extinguishers

    Having a portable fire extinguisher in your home and/or your place of business is essential. Every day, extinguishers save lives and prevent catastrophic damage. Given this, the team at Guard-X thought it worthwhile to pass on seven useful pieces of information about fire extinguishers.


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  • type of fires
    25/01/2019 0 Comments
    Different types of fires and how to extinguish them

    There are five different types of fires, and each needs be put out using different extinguishing agents. If you went into a restaurant kitchen, a steel factory and a paint store, for instance, you would see three different types of extinguishers (a Class K, Class D and Class B, respectively). In this article, the fire safety experts at Guard-X will tell you about the five types of fires and how they’re extinguished.


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  • Sprinklers
    22/11/2018 0 Comments
    How Do You Prevent Your Sprinkler System from Freezing?

    Given the brutal winters that knock on our doors each year, it’s important to take precautions with your plumbing if you have a sprinkler system. Frozen pipes can lead to not only burst pipes, but also blockages in water lines that prevent sprinkler systems from fully activating in the event of a fire.

    The team of experts at Guard-X has put together a list of preventive measures to take to ensure your sprinklers are working properly during this year’s cold season.

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  • Subsidies sprinklers private seniors’ residences
    11/10/2018 0 Comments
    Subsidies for installing sprinklers in private seniors’ residences: what you need to know

    Still need to install a sprinkler system in your private seniors’ residence? Whether you’re in Montreal or elsewhere in Quebec, you could be eligible for a government subsidy to cover part or all of the costs of improving your fire protection system. At Guard-X, we can help you make sure your building is in compliance with the regulations regarding the installation of required equipment (alarms, sprinklers, extinguishers, etc.) Keep reading to learn more!

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  • fire protection equipment
    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.  Continue reading to learn more!

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  • Sprinkler system Laval
    19/06/2018 0 Comments
    Keep your buildings safe: install Guard-X automated sprinklers!

    In just a few minutes, a fire can cause considerable damage to a building. If you’re the owner of a private residence, an apartment building or a commercial space, it’s your duty to take all necessary precautions to protect your establishment and the people that use it. Experts in fire safety for over 75 years, Guard-X carries reliable and efficient fire extinguishing systems to help keep you safe. Read on to learn more about our automated sprinklers.

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  • Fire suppression system
    16/05/2018 0 Comments
    Is your building’s fire suppression system up to code?

    To limit material damage and more importantly, human casualties, prevention is key. For your safety and that of your staff, tenants or patients, it’s important to make sure that your building is equipped with a fire suppression system that’s reliable and compliant with all applicable norms. At Guard-X, we know all about the relevant standards and regulations, so read on to find out more.

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  • causes of house fires
    06/03/2018 0 Comments
    What are the primary causes of house fires in Quebec?

    Each year, an average of 18,500 fires occur in Quebec. That's one fire every thirty minutes. But what causes all these fires? At Guard-X Inc., fire suppression system specialists in Montreal, we invite you to keep reading to find out more and learn four things you can do to protect yourself from fires.

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  • fire alarms
    14/11/2017 0 Comments
    What are the different types of fire alarms required for retirement homes?

    Following the adoption of Bill 122 on March 18, 2013, all Quebec nursing homes, CHSLDs and hospitals with more than 10 residents must comply with new building code regulations. In this blog post, we’ll inform you about the different kinds of fire alarm systems required for hospitals as well as the specific obligations that apply to all health-care facilities.

     

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  • guard-x
    04/10/2017 0 Comments
    Guard-X fire alarm installation services: for superior protection

    At Guard-X, we specialize in fire alarm installation. Our company has been successfully installing state-of-the-art fire protection systems for more than 75 years. Our technicians demonstrate exceptional know-how to ensure your safety and protect your property. Continue reading to learn more about our recommended services in the city of Montreal.

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  • equip your restaurant with a high-performance fire detection system
    10/08/2017 0 Comments
    Why should you equip your restaurant with a high-performance fire detection system?

    Ensuring the safety of customers and employees is one of a restaurant owner’s primary responsibilities. In fact, restaurateurs must ensure that all security measures are respected at all times. The facility must also have a fire detection system that will alert occupants in the event of a fire, and needs to be set up in such a way that makes it easy to get out. This blog post will present five reasons why you should equip your restaurant with a high-performance fire detection system.

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  • Sprinkler System
    10/08/2017 0 Comments
    Inspecting Your Sprinkler System: An Essential Task!

    Like all expert-recommended fire protection equipment, modern sprinkler systems use state-of-the-art technology. Given their crucial role in protecting individuals and buildings, it is important to ensure that they are regularly inspected and maintained by specialists. In this blog post, you will learn why it is so important to check and rigorously test your sprinklers.

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  • 05/01/2017 0 Comments
    New Quebec Condo Fire Safety Regulations

    Quebec has recently revamped their regulations governing the safety standards of condos and apartments within the province. In order to inform you about these now-obligatory security measures, specifically those having to do with fire safety, we’ve decided to provide you with a general summary of what they entail, right here in this post.

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  • 05/01/2017 0 Comments
    Choosing an Effective Smoke Detector and Maintaining It

    Since the 1980s, when smoke detectors were made commercially available for purchase, the number of deaths linked to residential fires has been in consistent decline – gradually going from an average of 180 residential fire-related deaths per year to 40. Therefore, the advent of residential smoke detectors has played a crucial role in the safety of the population. Despite these encouraging stats, however, it is not enough to merely own a smoke detector – it is absolutely critical that people choose the right type of detector for their living situation, as well as learn to maintain it to ensure optimal functionality. This blog aims to serve as a guide on what to pay attention to when choosing your smoke detector, as well as how to properly maintain it.

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  • 01/08/2015 0 Comments
    Why should current exit signs be replaced by running man signs?

    At Guard-X, we keep informed about all national laws and regulations concerning the fire safety sector. In this blog post, learn more about replacing traditional emergency exits with standard Running Man signs.

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