Choosing a long-term fire protection company can be a difficult and often confusing process. Knowing what types of systems your facility has and what the functions of those systems is can be tricky – not to mention people get nervous when the terms compliance, liability, and life-safety are thrown around. It is not a surprise that most facility managers want to delegate any responsibility in relation to their fire protection systems out of their role. To know what the right choice is for your facility. Partnering with a fire protection provider that offers 24-hour emergency has many benefits and is essential to having not only a safe facility, but a facility that avoids downtime.
1. Total Asset Protection
If something goes wrong or fails within your system there is an immediate risk to your building, personnel and other assets. The hope is that your fire protection system is in a constant normal condition. Emergencies can happen at any time, even in the middle of the night. Emergencies not only affect the performance of your fire protection system they can also cause damage to your assets. If you have a pipe burst, you are not going to want to go through the headache of trying to find the right people to fix the pipe, only to wait on repairs while water is damaging your property. Having a skilled and responsive 24/7 fire protection service provider will keep your facility protected and operational at the most critical of events.
2. Overcome the Unexpected
Most facility managers will tell you that operations don’t always go smoothly. Life happens. Even with strict preventative maintenance plans and regular testing and inspections of the buildings fire systems, emergencies still occur. Expect the unexpected. If you have a pipe burst, alarm set off, leaking sprinklers, or a sprinkler freeze-up, you’ll want a fire protection service provider that can help address all of these issues.
3. One Source System & Facility Familiarity
In an emergency, you will want the situation addressed as quickly and efficiently as possible. Your fire protection system is most likely made up of more than one type of system. Not every fire protection contractor may be skilled in or able to make the repairs across different systems. Having a one source fire protection service provider provides the expertise it takes to make sure the right technician is sent for repairs. When your fire protection service provider is also the company you call for emergency service, they will already be familiar with your system and facility.
4. Holiday Service
Your fire protection system is not going to wait for a convenient time to start causing issues. If an emergency problem happens on a holiday, an emergency fire protection provider can address the issue in a timely manner. In many parts of the country, the holiday season often brings about inclement weather. It is during the winter when your fire sprinkler systems can freeze up. If your system freezes up, you’ll want it to address it right away, even if it’s during the holidays!
5. Peace of Mind with 24 Hour Support
As stated previously, facility fire protection is an important but challenging responsibility for any facility manager/owner. Choosing to work with a fire protection contractor that offers 24-hour emergency service gives you the peace of mind knowing who you should call if something goes wrong with your fire protection system, at any time of day.
24-Hour Emergency Service with ECS Technical Services
ECS Technical Services provides emergency fire protection services to help resolve unexpected issues with your fire protection systems. Whether an alarm is set off accidentally, a pipe freezes, or someone takes out a sprinkler head ECS Technical Services is ready to assist your facility. Give us a call and we will send one of our partners to your location as quickly as possible. We have an emergency response team that is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help protect lives, property and assets – reach out to us for more information.