• on June 26, 2019

How to Choose a Fire Protection and Safety Company

Nowadays, most of us perform some research before choosing a service provider. Many of us use the internet to gather information regarding potential providers. We check companies website, social media, customer feedbacks etc. to ensure we get proper service. These are different ways of narrowing down the best possible companies. We will provide you with some tips on how to find and choose the best fire protection companies.

Can a company provide services for all your needs?

Fire safety companies provide inspection service of fire protection systems; however, not all of them provide maintenance and repairs of systems. You need to ensure your service provider can handle all your needs.

How do they price their service vs service quality?

You should ask the following questions for assessing price and service quality of a potential fire safety company.
Compare their price with other competitors. Is their price too low compared to their competitors? The significant price difference between competitors would be a red flag. Fire protection business is a service business that requires human resources. The significantly lower price could mean less time spending on your fire protection inspection. Make sure you do not contract your fire safety needs to one of those companies, which does not provide the proper examination of your systems. Proper inspection and maintenance mean the protection of your life and property.

Does the contractor have certified and adequately trained technicians?

Not every technician is the same. Make sure well trained and certified technicians service you. You can always check a technician’s credibility at https://fireprotection.asttbc.org/find-an-rfpt/. All you need to do is type their name, and you will find out if they are certified.

Are they insured?

Never hire a company that does not have commercial general liability insurance! Liability insurance will pay you for the loss caused by the wrongdoing of your contractor.

Are they available 24/7?

You have to have a company that provides 24/7 emergency service.

Reputation

Word of mouth or internet would be useful resources to determine the status of a company. Previous customer experience can reveal their quality of service.

Request multiple quotes from different contractors.

We would recommend getting three quotes. Make sure each quote is clear and detailed, so you are comparing apples to apples. For instance, one contractor can price you for plastic exit sign and the other for steel. The price difference will be significant.

 

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