When it comes to building and designing a new retail space, the fire suppression design and installation is a key component. There are fire suppression options that are currently available on the market, but the fire suppressant that has been used for the longest is water. In more modern times, the use of fire sprinkler systems has become the easiest way to have fire safety protocols in place. In fact, automatic fire sprinklers have been in use in the U.S. since 1874. There is a reason that fire sprinklers have remained a part of fire suppression tactics, and a few of those reasons are outlined in this article.
Other types of fire suppression systems use gas to put out any fires that may start. However, the gases used are not always naturally occurring and not always safe for the environment. Water is a naturally occurring substance, and because of this it does not negatively impact our environment.
In addition, water is not toxic to humans. Because of this, the use of fire sprinklers will not cause harm as a chemical or gas agent that suppressed oxygen might.
Ease of Installation
Some types of fire supression systems need to be installed when a building is being constructed. However, when it comes to fire sprinkler system design, you will be able to work with a fire sprinkler design company to meet changing or updated building codes by retrofitting the building with a new fire sprinkler system. This means that any necessary changes or updates can be added by your fire sprinkler designer.
When it comes to the actual fire sprinkler system installation, it can also be done while a new building is still under construction. The flexibility of when a fire sprinkler design can be implemented makes this type of fire suppression system more attractive.
Out of all of the fire suppression systems, fire sprinkler systems are the most cost-effective. Prices are consistently lower than inert gas options, ranging from $1-$2 per square foot if the sprinklers are installed during the construction of a building, and from $2-$7 per square foot in pre-existing buildings.
Fire sprinkler systems are an environmentally friendly and cost-effective option for a fire suppression system. The flexibility of fire sprinkler design helps to ensure that a building is ready to protect against any fire that may break out.