Why It’s Important to Focus on Fireproofing Your Business and How Kaloutas Can Help

Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Why It’s Important to Focus on Fireproofing Your Business and How Kaloutas Can Help

Business owners have plenty on their plate, but of all the responsibilities and priorities to consider, safety should always be at the top of the list. Of course, maintaining a safe work environment is its own multi-faceted effort, and fireproofing your business is one such measure that cannot be overlooked. Let’s explore why it’s important to focus on fireproofing your business, and how Kaloutas’ fireproofing services can help.

What Are the Benefits of Fireproofing?

Fireproofing Buys Time

In the event of a fire, the most important action to take is ensuring that everyone inside exits the building safely. As the fire spreads, though, it can weaken structures and create multiple hazards as people attempt to flee. Buildings outfitted with fireproof coatings and fireproofing systems maintain their structural integrity for longer, giving personnel more time to escape and firefighters more time to arrive and put out the flames. Even if severe damage is done to the property, fireproofing decreases the odds of injury and death.

Fireproofing Protects Your Investment

Once your people are safely distanced from the fire, your next concern is, of course, your property. Insurance may cover most or all of the damage done, but rebuilding after a major fire is a massive effort that can set your business back significantly. Shielding your structures and assets with fire-resistant protective coatings, cementitious and fibrous systems is a key way to protect your investment and minimize the damage done overall. Once again, fireproof coatings slow the spread of fire, allowing firefighters to more quickly and effectively put it out. Ultimately, the amount of damage done to a business that lacks fireproof coatings is bound to exceed that of a business that is properly protected.

Fireproofing May Be Required by Law

It’s important to focus on fireproofing for legal reasons as well. In the U.S., both federal and state governments have certain building codes that must be followed. Maintaining proper safety measures like fireproofing are included in these requirements. Different types of buildings and businesses may be ordered to follow slightly different mandates, but the bottom line is this: if you neglect the relevant fireproofing codes, you may be faced with fines and other legal penalties that will hurt your business and reputation.

How Kaloutas Can Help Fireproof Your Business

Ideally, your property will never catch fire. We live in an unpredictable world, though, and wherever there is electricity, combustible chemicals, heat sources, etc., fires can start and spread quickly. Fireproofing buys you and your people time to safely escape from a burning building, protects your property from severe damage, and ensures that your business remains compliant with any and all safety requirements. If you’re unsure of the state of your business’ current fireproofing efforts, Kaloutas is here to help. Our skilled industrial painters  and installers are equipped to apply intumescent (fireproof) coatings and fireproofing systems to all necessary structures and surfaces. Additionally, we can enhance your facility’s safety protocols overall -- we can install slip-resistant and antimicrobial floors, safety striping, low-VOC paint, and much more. 

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