In 2012, approximately 20% of the building sprinkler systems Spillane Fire Protection inspected had a major deficiency. That means that 2 out of 10 Fire Sprinkler systems would not have functioned properly when needed.
There are numerous statistics available regarding the importance of having a properly functioning fire sprinkler system, such as:
· The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has no record of a fire taking more than two lives when an entire building has a completely functioning system.
· A working fire sprinkler system has shown to decrease property damage by at least 50% (not to mention a shorter disruption to your business).
· According to the National Association of State Fire Marshals, having functioning fire sprinklers increases your chances of surviving a fire by more than 97%.
The simple truth is:The protection of life and property is always worth the time and investment of regular sprinkler inspections.
Everyday, in your building there are parents, spouses, children, co-workers and friends all putting their trust in their building manager to keep them safe.
No, they don’t consciously think about your responsibilities very often and they probably don’t thank you enough either, but they are living their lives under the assumption that they are safe. Let’s make sure your role continues to go ‘unnoticed.’
Inspection Success Story
We were called to perform a routine fire sprinkler system inspection on a 7-story, 112-unit apartment building in the Chicagoland area. Our inspector prevented a possible life and property tragedy by finding an issue with a control valve. The valve, which looked open and normal, was found upon testing, to be defective and broken on the inside. Kudos to our team for taking care of the little things that can so quickly become big things!