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

Kaloutas fireproofing service in industrial building 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 Kaloutasfire­proof­ing 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 intu­mes­cent 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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