Fire Sprinkler Accident Videos: The Hall of Shame

Fire Sprinkler Accident Videos: The Hall of Shame   When fire sprinklers go wrong, they can create enough chaos that people feel called to capture the whole mess on film. People may dash from the spray, building owners may come out of nowhere to stop the problem before too much damage occurs. Sprinkler fails are a… Continue reading →

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Fire Sprinkler Accidents: 5 Causes and How to Fix Them

Did you know an activated fire sprinkler can cause $2,000 in damage in a single minute if there’s no sprinkler tool to shut it off? Of course, if your building is on fire, that’s a risk well worth taking. But when your sprinkler system activates by accident — not so much. According to the National… Continue reading →

Shutgun vs Quickstop Fire Sprinkler Tools: Which Shuts Off Heads Better?

When it comes to protecting your property from water damage due to a fire sprinkler system, you want to have the best sprinkler shut off tool for your situation and goals. Although it is (infrequent) for a sprinkler system to activate without a fire, it does happen.  Having the right shut off tool reduces the… Continue reading →

Common Mistakes that Cause Fire Sprinkler Failure

Fire sprinklers can be triggered by all kinds of things, especially if they’re exposed to the elements. In movies, they’re usually the funny crescendo that happens to our hapless hero. In real life though, it’s a much more drama than comedy. See why fire sprinkler failure is more common than you might think, and how… Continue reading →

How Much Could Fire Sprinkler Water Damage Cost You?

While just about all U.S. hotels and other commercial buildings are required to have functional fire sprinklers, the vast majority of sprinkler activations don’t have anything to do with fire. Modern sprinklers have a glass vial that acts as a plug to block the flow of water, and this vial can be bumped (and broken)… Continue reading →

Why Do We Continue to Put Our Vulnerable Populations at Risk?

Recently, the National Children’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland was mandated to install fire sprinklers into their new facility. Originally, the design of the building excluded this necessary safety feature as the building was 10 cm below the required height for this life saving feature. The fact that the hospital, despite it’s slightly smaller size, was required to… Continue reading →

What Condominium Owners Should Know about Automatic Fire Sprinklers

With two high rise fires in London and Hawaii, there has been a lot of conversation about the importance of sprinkler systems in high rise buildings. 80 percent of the 2500 people killed in house fires annually in the United States would have survived had a sprinkler system been activated. These systems save lives, which is… Continue reading →

Are you still Experiencing Sprinkler Resistance?

The statistics are clear: automatic fire sprinkler systems save lives. In fact, 80 percent of the 2500 people killed in house fires annually in the United States would have survived had a sprinkler system been activated.  That is to say, 2000 lives may have been saved if a fire sprinkler system was in place. So why… Continue reading →

Are You Setting Your Moving and Storage Business up For Success?

Labour needs to be looked at as an investment in your operation. Hiring the right individuals and providing them with the right tools will ensure that your company runs both smoothly and efficiently. In 2015, Laborers, freight staff and material movers had one of the highest number of work place injury cases, with 4.5 cases for… Continue reading →

Are Canadian High Rises at Risk of Fire?

If you’re looking to live in Toronto, it is most likely that you will be moving into a high-rise building. High housing costs have brought condo living into the mainstream, with an anticipated 29 new building planned for 2017 alone. Currently there are approximately 260 high rise buildings in Toronto, and the new projects, just keep getting… Continue reading →