Why Only Having Sprinklers Isn’t Enough to Protect Your Building

When people talk about fire suppression systems and how best to protect buildings and the people in them, fire sprinkler discussions often enter the conversation. Some people wonder why they need other fire suppression tools with sprinklers. There are a few reasons why multiple safety measures are necessary to put fires out quickly and protect your property and the people within it.

Why Just Sprinklers Aren’t Enough

You may think that once you have fire sprinklers in your building, you’re in the best possible situation should a fire occur. But, this is not always the case. It takes a certain amount of fire to activate your sprinklers. Plus, when your sprinklers do go on, there is a lot of water damage. You probably prefer this type of damage rather than extensive fire damage. However, by having other fire suppression tools in place in addition to your sprinkler system, you have the necessary products on hand. These items can help you put out smaller fires that may not require fire sprinkler activation or might not even cause a sprinkler system to activate.

How Fire Suppression Systems Work Together

It’s essential to have a fire suppression system with multiple features. As sprinklers aren’t always the best option for extinguishing fires, you want to have various options available in the case of a fire.
Here are some other fire suppression tools you should have in your building that can work with the sprinkler system or even in place of the fire sprinklers should the fire be a smaller, easy-to-put-out one:

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Fire alarms/smoke detectors
  • Fire safety design in building
  • Kitchen fire suppression systems

When you have the proper fire suppression tools, you can feel confident knowing you have the right items nearby to help you detect, contain, and extinguish any fire that may occur. And if the fire is small, you may be able to put it out with just a fire extinguisher and not risk having the water from the sprinkler system damage the interior of your building.

Contact Total Fire Protection today to ensure your building is properly protected in the case of a fire!