If you’re a business owner, then you understand the importance of having fire extinguishers. They are required by any commercial building as a means of combating fires in the event of a fire emergency. When getting extinguishers for your business, however, a likely question to pop up will be: how many do I need? While we have gone over factors that can help you reach this decision before, there are still more factors to keep in mind. Here are more possible circumstances that can affect how many fire extinguishers your business will need.
What is Your Business’s Layout and Size?
When getting fire extinguishers for your business, you need to look at how big your business is, and how the building is designed. With the standards put in place by OSHA, you will have to keep portable extinguishers within 75 feet of each other in order to remain compliant, but the exact number of extinguishers you need will be determined by the interior design of your business.
What Kinds of Fires Could Your Business Encounter?
The catalysts for fires can change based on what is found inside of your building. Depending on the types of fires you could experience, the types of fire extinguishers you need could change. On top of this, different fires have different hazard levels, which influences precisely how many extinguishers will be needed to keep your business safe. A fire protection company can give you a breakdown of how many fire extinguishers would be appropriate for you, as well as what kinds to get.
Where Will Your Fire Extinguishers Be Installed?
Your fire extinguishers need to be stationed in the proper places to ensure they can be accessed quickly in the event that a fire emergency happens. Based on the precise locations where you install your extinguishers, the number of them you need could be subject to change. A fire protection company can work with you to determine both how many fire extinguishers you need, and where they should all go to optimize your fire safety.
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Anderson Fire Protection, Inc. has the expertise and skill to help your home or commercial property for all your fire protection needs. We have been working in the Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C. areas for over 25 years. We are known for our top-notch customer service and high-quality results. If you are ready for fantastic fire prevention and protection services, from fire sprinkler installation to fire alarm design and to consult, give us a call at (410) 796-4915 or visit us online.