Do More with Less: Save Money on Your Fire Protection System

The best way to fight a fire in a commercial building—aside from preventing it from happening in the first place—is to suppress it as soon as it starts. That means having an automatic response like a fire sprinkler system in place and in good working condition, along with the understanding of how they operate. These systems are necessary, but they aren’t inexpensive. Even once they are installed, they will require regular checkups and inspections. But there are ways to find some fire protection system inspection savings if you know what to look for.

Fire protection systems in commercial buildings have many different components, and they all work together to provide maximum fire protection for your business. That means they all need to be working properly at all times, and that requires them to be inspected regularly to keep them in good working order.

Those inspections can be costly, but they are cheaper in the long run than having to replace a system that wasn’t maintained properly—or worse yet, losing a building and everything in it due to a fire that could have been prevented with a properly working system.

Here’s a closer look at how to save money on fire protection system inspections.

Keep up with maintenance

Just like many other building infrastructure systems, keeping up with regular maintenance can go a long way toward keeping the costs down for your fire protection system. For example, annual inspections for a fire sprinkler system can cost between $1,000 and $5,000—but that’s a whole lot less than having a new fire sprinkler system installed. If something needs to be repaired in your system, these inspections will find it, and you can fix it before it wrecks the whole system.

Bundle fire protection services

Just like bundling home and auto insurance, you can get a better value for your money if you can combine fire protection services and inspections with one company. There are a couple reasons for this, but it boils down to the fact that it takes less time and costs less for the company when a customer combines services—and that savings is passed onto the customer.

Fire protection companies often have cross-trained employees who can handle multiple types of jobs on one service call. This reduces labor costs and can reduce the amount of service calls required to be scheduled for the same location. For example, if you need inspections and repairs for multiple systems, it may be possible to take care of everything through one company. A cross-trained technician can also handle multiple aspects of the fire control system, for example, for fire extinguishers as well as fire sprinkler systems.

To learn more about how to save money on fire protection system inspections, contact the experienced, licensed team at Carpet Capital Fire Protection Inc. today to arrange a consultation. With experience in multiple facets of fire control systems including installation, inspections and maintenance, we are a one-stop shop for all your fire protection needs.