How to Change-Out a Shepherd Filter

Posted on April 17, 2018 8:50 am : Blog


If you operate a kitchen, and you’re curious into alternatives for traditional hood cleaning, this guide below will introduce you to a new method! Using Shepherd Filters.


Shepherd Filters, for those that don’t know, are filters that you insert in your kitchen hood system, that captures kitchen grease before it enters the hood system. Removing the filters on a recommended schedule is cheaper and safer than traditional hood cleaning. The cost savings occur because you can reduce hood cleanings by as much as 75%. So, instead of quarterly hood cleanings, Shepherd Filters can most likely reduce your cleanings to once a year.

But, the cost savings doesn’t come without a little work.

Today, we’ll go through the 7 steps involved with changing-out a Shepherd Filter: more »

Why You Should Convert to a Nitrogen Fire Suppression System

Posted on April 9, 2018 9:19 am : Blog


nitrogen technician inspecting a pipe for a nitrogen fire suppression system


We ran into a case where a company had a leaking dry fire suppression system. For months and months, they fixed the problem with repairs. However, when is the right time for a total system replacement?

And what should the replacement be?

Today we’ll look at a real-life project of someone who had a struggling dry fire suppression system, who after careful thought and analysis, was suggested to convert to a nitrogen fire suppression system.

Let’s dive in:

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4 of the Newest Fire Alarm Technologies

Posted on March 23, 2018 1:47 pm : Blog

Fire alarm technician testing the fire alarm system


Fire alarms have been around forever.

In fact, the first alarm was invented in 1852  by Dr. William F. Channing and Moses Farmer. Their fire alarm included two boxes, each containing a telegraphic key with a handle. When someone detected a fire, they would crank the handle, which would then relay the details of the fire alarm box number to a central alarm station. The operator at the station would receive the message, which would then be forwarded to the fire department.

Advances in technology have helped fire alarm systems:

  • notify authorities quicker
  • accurately detect non-visible, yet devastating gases
  • notify the blind
  • provide escape directions

Technology is great, huh?

Let’s dive into each of these fire alarm technologies and how they are helping our world become a safer place:


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13 Fire Sprinkler Insights I learned from an Expert

Posted on March 7, 2018 2:12 pm : Blog

A Fire Sprinkler expert testing a system after an install

In my quest to build a Fire Sprinkler page that people would find interesting, I needed help gathering content.

Upon reading code after code, I figured I’d lose a reader…right about now.

So how can I spruce it up?

How about I interview our Fire Sprinkler Manager, Scott Rose, who’s been in the fire protection industry since I graduated from coach pitch?

After our interview, I reflected back and thought about the statements that really stood out, the ones that anyone NOT from a Fire Sprinkler background would find interesting.

Here’s what I found: more »

4 Things You Should Consider Before Buying a CCTV System?

Posted on February 27, 2018 8:05 am : Blog


Before making a major purchase, any reasonable person will perform research before pulling out their checkbook. Unless you’re Bill Gates, you would exercise caution before spending thousands on say, a new car. There are so variables to consider before purchasing a car.

But let’s turn price, gas mileage, year, horsepower, tire wear, brakes and warranty for terms suited for CCTV security systems:

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