Why Fire Suppression Systems Shouldn’t Be A DIY Project
A fire suppression system, as the name suggests, is a device used to contain and/or put out a fire inside a structure. It is an integral part of any fire protection infrastructure as it prevents the fire from spreading, mitigates losses, and allows time for emergency personnel to respond.
Water-based fire suppression systems such as sprinkler systems are popular because they pose a low risk to human health and use a readily available material. However, in situations where the source of the fire requires more extensive and specialized suppression systems, suppressing agents include CO2, chemical, or inert gasses, particularly on fires that are extremely difficult to extinguish or reach.
As you can see, fire suppression systems are crucial in protecting valuable resources and critical facilities from fire. But fire suppression systems bring unexpected risks. For this, let the experts at Pro-Tech Fire Inc explain why fire suppression systems shouldn’t be a DIY project.
1. Risk of severe injury or death
Fire suppression systems are designed to release fire suppression agents (Water CO2, chemical, or inert gasses) to douse the fire. However, accidental discharge of inert gas or other suppression agents during ill-fitment or because of human error during testing and maintenance can be a severe risk to life and property.
2. You will face financial implications
You may assume installing a fire suppression system is a simple task. In reality, there is no room for guesswork when choosing the right materials and techniques. This can quickly backfire into a chain of additional problems and expenses when the work needs to be redone by a professional.
Do things right - Hire a professional!
The fire suppression system in your home or business is pertinent to its overall function, environment, and value, making installing it correctly an incredibly critical task. The fire suppression system is meant to last for years or decades. If it’s installed incorrectly, you will likely face many serious issues that could have been permanently prevented with a professional installation.
Hiring a CFAA license and manufacturer-trained professional to identify the right type of fire suppression system for your home or business and install it correctly is key to preventing hazardous issues that would otherwise degrade the value of the structure over time. When you hire a professional company, they will know how to safely service the system without causing major injuries or expensive mistakes.
It is crucial, however, to hire a licensed, insured, and trained CFAA Technician to carry out the work.
Generally, the cost to install a fire suppression system is between $88 to $120 per hour, which also depends on the industry type (residential, commercial, or industrial) and the project size, so make sure to discuss your concerns before hiring contractors.
If you’re looking for a leading fire safety specialist in Toronto, reach out to Pro-Tech Fire Inc. For over eight years, we have been in business providing excellent service, including fire sprinkler systems, fire extinguisher service, and fire alarm system installation. Our fire system installation, protection, and inspection services are available to clients across Etobicoke, Scarborough, Oakville, North York, Toronto, Mississauga, and the Greater Toronto Area.