Annual fire department inspections are commonplace here in New York. The purpose of these inspections is to assess your fire code compliance and mitigate potential hazards. While the intention is positive, undergoing a fire code inspection can be stressful. Fortunately, all you must do to avoid fines and citations is make sure your building is compliant with local, state, and national fire codes.
This is easier said than done. After all, the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) has chapter after chapter of fire codes that may or may not apply based on the type of business you run, where you’re located, building occupancy, the number of floors, and many other factors. So, how do you ensure fire code compliance in NY? Here are our top suggestions.
Become Familiar with Fire Protection Requirements
While you shouldn’t spend time memorizing codes in-depth, it’s helpful to have a general idea of basic requirements. For instance, all commercial buildings in New York must have a fire protection system complete with fire alarms, fire sprinklers, portable fire extinguishers, and—in the case of restaurants and commercial kitchens—an automatic fire suppression system.
Understand How Changes to Your Building Impact Code Compliance
Perhaps the building you purchased recently was code compliant when you moved in, but you have since made some changes. Something as simple as installing storage racks or new equipment could impact sprinkler heads or other safety features and cause compliance issues. Consider this when making changes to prevent your business from incurring fines or being shut down by the fire department.
Work with a Fire Protection Company in New York
Whether you’re planning changes to your building’s layout, or you know an annual fire inspection is coming up, it pays to join forces with a fire protection company. The technicians at Fire Guys NY are the experts you’re looking for. We place a huge emphasis on code compliance, so when you work with us, you can focus on running your business while we handle the nitty-gritty details of your fire protection system. Work with Fire Guys NY, and we’ll be sure to:
- Install your fire protection equipment properly: The installation process is the most important for code compliance. With our knowledge and experience, we can design and install every aspect of your fire protection system with local, state, and national fire codes in mind.
- Inspect and test your equipment as frequently as required: Even the best fire protection system needs maintenance to stay in top working order. Some system components, such as fire extinguishers and fire alarms, may require annual inspections. Others, such as kitchen vent hoods, may need cleanings more often than once a year, depending on your fuel type and cooking capacity. Trust us to stay on top of your inspection and testing schedule to keep your business code compliant.
- Repair and upgrade your equipment correctly: When any part of your system breaks down, the repair can’t wait. We perform code-compliant repairs and suggest upgrades if we spot a potential code violation.
Contact a Fire Protection Company in New York
When you team up with Fire Guys NY, you benefit from our 25+ years of experience as a fire protection company in New York. We always take a customer-centric approach when designing, installing, inspecting, testing, repairing, and upgrading fire protection equipment. No matter what services you require, trust us for the job! We are the best at what we do because our technicians are highly trained and fully qualified fire protection specialists.
Contact Fire Guys NY online or call our expert team at (631) 253-0138 to schedule the fire protection services you need today!