Few things are more devastating to a facility than a widespread fire. When flames get out of hand, they have the potential to destroy a building and its assets, damage surrounding properties and structures, and threaten the lives of those in close proximity. For these reasons, the U.S. federal and state governments have a number of fire safety codes in place that facilities must strictly follow. Failing to meet these requirements can lead to severe legal penalties for a business. More importantly, though, neglecting to maintain your fire and safety systems puts your people and property at risk.
Fire and safety system facility maintenance is a crucial investment for your enterprise. The Budd Group is proud to include these services in our maintenance offerings.
Fire safety measures have improved exponentially over the years. In addition to high-tech fire alarm systems, early suppression sprinklers, and emergency shutdown protocols, modern facilities also benefit from fireproof paints and coatings, video image smoke detection, and more. Therefore, those in charge of fire and safety system building maintenance must understand how these various methods and devices work and stay on top of the latest developments.
Here are the key aspects of what our fire safety experts do at The Budd Group.
Our team will perform periodic visual inspections of all fire safety equipment to ensure optimal system performance. During the examination, we’ll take various factors into account that might warrant any changes in the system’s effectiveness, such as shifts in occupancy, facility layout, or environmental conditions (i.e. climate control systems).
We’ll also conduct regular tests of all relevant equipment to make sure every component of every device works just as it should in the event of a real fire. Emergency Control Functions will also be tested during this process. Some devices should be tested annually, while others might require more frequent checks.
Preventative maintenance will keep your facility from needing major repairs in the future, and ensure that all fire safety systems are fully functional at all times. This maintenance includes actions like replacing batteries on a regular basis as required, resetting or recalibrating devices at certain intervals, cleaning smoke detectors, ventilation systems, and other equipment related to fire safety, etc. On top of that, during our inspections and tests, if anything malfunctions or fails to work, we will take measures to fix the problem as soon as possible.
If and when new fire code legislation is passed or when a client wants to update their fire safety systems with new technology, our team can properly install these devices and take steps to maintain their function like all the rest.
While fire codes and regulations are highly standardized and mandatory across the board, every facility is unique, and therefore requires a customized approach to fire and safety maintenance. At The Budd Group, we don’t deploy carbon-copy maintenance solutions for our clients. Instead, we create individualized plans that are optimized for each facility and its needs. Whether you require office maintenance services, medical cleaning solutions, residential landscaping, etc., The Budd Group covers all of your bases.