25 Questions to Jump-Start your Special Hazard Fire Protection Project

Posted on September 11, 2017 8:59 am : Blog


Engineer considering which special hazard fire protection solution to go with


Protecting your investments is everything. And with your special hazard, this couldn’t be more true.

It’s important to know that you’re one human mistake, one miscalculation, or one completely random error away from losing what you’ve invested so much into.

That’s why we’ve rounded up 25 questions you should answer before beginning your special hazard fire protection project. Let’s dive in:

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The 5 Unusual Areas Grease Haunts Your Kitchen

Posted on August 31, 2017 9:50 am : Blog


Kitchen Hood Cleaner using powerwasher to clean grease on roof


What is the one aspect of cooking that all chefs get spooked by? No, it’s not your boss. It’s not Gordon Ramsay. It’s Grease!!!

Grease gets everywhere in a kitchen. On your clothes, hands, back wall, hood filter, everything!!

All business need to have their hoods cleaned and inspected every six months, but some fire protection companies do better jobs at hood cleaning than others.

Today, we’ll investigate 5 unusual areas in your kitchen where grease gets built up. Ignoring these areas is a health and safety hazard that won’t pass inspection from the fire marshal.

And there’s a special treat, at the end of this post, we’ll share a solution to get rid of the grease by up to 98%.

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New Fire Extinguisher Law for Healthcare Facilities

Posted on August 23, 2017 10:21 am : Blog

A Surface-mounted Fire Extinguisher in a Hospital


If your healthcare facility hasn’t updated to smaller, oval-shaped fire extinguishers, you may be in trouble.

The 2012 edition of NFPA-101 states that fire extinguishers in healthcare, hospitals, ambulatory, long-term care, and senior living facilities must have fire extinguishers that do not protrude 4” or 4 ½“ from the mounted surface.

If your fire extinguishers are located below 38” from the ground, the you’re now limited to 4 ½“ projections.

If your fire extinguishers are located above 38”, you’re now limited to 4” projections.

Here are some ways healthcare facilities can stay healthcare compliant:

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How to Get Your Kitchen Grease Cleaning Cost Reduced

Posted on August 16, 2017 11:17 am : Blog


Kitchen grease build up in restaurant

Dang, tomorrow’s that quarterly appointment with the local grease cleaning service company. Now I have to either come in early, or stay late (yey!), and handover a few hundred bucks for them to clean my kitchen hoods.

Isn’t there a way to eliminate them coming in altogether?

While we can’t eliminate a visit 100%, we can reduce your cleaning by 75% by installing Shepherd Filters. So instead of 12 cleanings, you’re down to three. Four cleanings per year and you’re down to one. You get the idea…

But Shepherd Filters cost money too?

Yes, but let me show you how cost-effective it is to use Shepherd Filters, thus greatly reducing your grease cleaning service costs:

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5 Ways to Determine the Best Fire Protection Company

Posted on August 8, 2017 10:58 am : Blog

Building manager at work site determining what to do


Before I took this job, I asked building managers at certain facilities “how did you come to a conclusion to use XXXXXXX Fire Protection Company?” The usual responses were:

  1. They were in my service area and they returned a competitive quote
  2. We’ve been using XXXXXXX Fire Protection Company forever (even before they started working there)
  3. The city runs this facility and determines who we use

So, 2 out of 3 building managers really have no control who they use for fire protection. While one out of three claim  that, as long as you’re in the area and have a competitive quote, you’re in contention for business.

Well, just like any other market, there’s competition everywhere. Go ahead, type in “Fire Protection Companies near me” in Google and see who pops up.

You’ll see many companies will be local and will probably return competitive quotes…so, how do you decide on which company to choose?

Here are 5 determining factors that will help you choose the best fire protection company:

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