You’ve worked hard to foster your business into the thriving company it is today. The last thing you want or need is to have something compromise that integrity. However, the unfortunate fact is that today’s business structures are under constant threat of damage and destruction from severe weather, flood, and fire.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were 1,342,000 fires reported in the United States in 2016 (the latest date of full record). Nearly four thousand people perished in the blazes that caused almost $11 billion in damages. For these reasons and more, fire suppression insurance should be an essential element of your overall business strategy.
Along with insurance, there are equipment considerations and safety precautions you can put into place now to ensure the continued protection of your company. That includes a business sprinkler system. Learn how this integral tool can help safeguard your business:
Saves Lives and Protects Property
There’s no denying that business sprinkler systems save lives. In fact, no record exists in NFPA reports dating back more than 10 years of two or more deaths in business fires where the company had such a system in use. Research has uncovered that the tragedies that did occur were likely unavoidable.
In addition, properly-functioning sprinkler systems can drastically reduce damage by suppressing the ability of a fire to spread. Cost-effective and easy to maintain, these systems can last more than two decades without the need for major repair or upgrades. Coupled with comprehensive fire protection insurance, business sprinkler systems keep people and property safe and secure.
Builds Trust and Positive Reputation
In an era of heightened personal security, people want to know that the companies where they work and with which they do business have their best interests at heart. That begins with proving safety is a top priority for your company.
The fact is that fire can break out at any moment. There are many factors that can contribute to a blaze and not every scenario is easily predicted. Plus, human reaction time in a catastrophic situation is not always timely.
By contrast, an automatic business sprinkler system engages in less than a second. Often, these systems can start suppressing a fire even before it’s visible to the naked eye. That buys precious time for professional firefighters to arrive on scene and contain the fire before it can blaze into a full-on inferno.
Fosters a Culture of Fire Safety
When you install a high-quality system and implement fire sprinkler insurance to your fire safety plan, you demonstrate a commitment to the security and well-being of every person who enters your place of business.
In addition, sprinkler systems act as one element of a larger fire safety plan. Along with regularly testing smoke alarms and related equipment, every employee should be trained in fire extinguisher use and thoroughly understand evacuation procedures.
Along with this fire safety education, it’s essential to secure adequate fire protection insurance. As you work with our friendly and knowledgeable agents to implement this important safeguard, you can also learn about the many other coverage options we offer.
From business to church and school insurance, personal lines, and more, we have services that can help keep your company thriving and growing for years to come. Contact us today to learn how you protect your business from fire, severe weather, and other disasters.