Why Smoke Alarms Are Needed


A fire at a commercial location can cause devastating damage to businesses, in some cases to the point of the business having to go out of business. Unfortunately there’s no way to completely prevent a fire from happening. There are a few steps though that a business can take to help prevent serious damage. One of the biggest ways this is done is with smoke alarms.

When it comes to getting Smoke Alarms and Fire Systems there are two different types of fires that can be detected by these systems.

Smoldering Fire
This kind of fire normally happens after something has been ignited, the most common cause of this fire is caused by a cigarette. A smoldering fire functions the same was as coals, it creates a large amount of smoke and if it is left unattended it can turn into a flaming fire. These are detected by smoke detectors due to the amount of smoke that is caused by a smoldering fire.


Flaming Fire
This kind of fire normally happens after something has been ignited and a flame is present. The most common things to cause a flaming fire to ignite includes paper, cooking equipment, flammable liquids and wood. When this happens the fire is detected by flames and it won’t trigger a smoke detector because of the lack of a thick smoke.


Everyone wants to protect against both of these kinds of fires, the easiest way to do that is to install the different kinds of smoke alarms and fire detectors throughout your facility. You should use photoelectric smoke alarms in an area where a larger fire could happen and an Ionization smoke alarm in an area where a smaller fire could happen. Smoke Alarms and Fire Detectors can alert the occupants of a building if there is a fire and can also alert the authorities that there is a fire.

Smoke Alarms and Fire Detectors used together with sprinkler systems are the best way to keep building safe a go through minimal fire damage.

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Updated by Titan Alarm on November 5, 2018.