In the event of a fire, your business should have a fire suppression system in place that can put the fire out as quickly as possible. That fire suppression system should be installed properly, and it should also be maintained over the years to make sure that it’s working the way it should. Therefore, before you have a fire suppression installer come into your business and start working, you should make sure you pick out the best installer for the job. Here are some tips to help you do it.
Check the background of your fire suppression installer.
Many companies will check to see how many years a fire suppression installer has been in business and use that alone to gauge whether or not they should hire them for a job. And while experience is important, you should dig a little bit deeper than that. Regardless of if an installer just started in the industry last year or has been around for 30 years, you should try to find out whether or not they have any citations from OSHA or the EPA. You should also read reviews of different installers to see what past clients have to say about them. This will give you a much better idea of what specific installers are all about, regardless of how long they’ve been in business.
Ask your installer about who will be working on your fire suppression system.
A company that installs fire suppression systems might have all the experience in the world—and they might even have a clean background check that doesn’t reveal any OSHA or EPA citations at all—but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the employees assigned to install your specific fire suppression system will be as experienced as you might like. Before any work begins, ask your installer about the employees who will be assigned to install your fire suppression system. You want to make sure that you’re getting well-trained installers who know exactly what they’re doing.
Make sure your fire suppression installer is bonded and insured.
This might be the most important tip of all. You need to make sure a fire suppression installer is bonded and insured before any work begins. Otherwise, you could have a big mess on your hands if something goes wrong during the installation process. So ask a fire suppression installer for proof of the necessary licenses and insurance at the beginning of the process.
Rich Fire Protection can provide your company with a great experience during your fire suppression system installation. We would be happy to answer any questions you might have about the process and tell you more about our company and how we do business. Call us at 609-641-7776 today to learn more about why you should choose us as your fire suppression installer.